Lamborgini is not letting go of the big V-12, at least not yet, anyway

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Just like every other industry, the automotive industry follows certain trends. This means, that for one reason or another, car manufacturers need to adapt to different scenarios. In more recent times, this involves a transition to more efficient powertrains. Even AMG announced that it is moving away from V-8 engines in favor of turbo-fours and hybrid technology. With this in mind, Lamborghini recently announced their future plans involving two new V-12 models.

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You have to give Lamborghini credit for sticking to their V-12 roots. In the past, the brand was known for making the most outrageous supercars on the planet. Even after Audi took over, it managed to retain a lot of that craziness. It seems, now more than ever, that Lamborghini is hell-bent on keeping the naturally-aspirated V-12 alive. The Lamborghini Aventador is officially a decade old, having one of the longest production runs for a supercar in recent times.

In a press release from Lamborghini, it is clearly stated that not one but two models, both based on the V-12, will be joining the Huracan STO. Moreover, we already know that the Aventador’s successor will have a V-12 powertrain with some kind of hybrid technology. Initially, it was believed that at least one of the anticipated V-12 models would arrive sometime in 2021. More recent reports, however, indicate that the new V-12 flagship and Huracan successor will be delayed, so we might have to wait until 2022.

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It might not be so obvious, but Lamborghini follows a certain pattern when it comes to the brand’s V-12 flagships. The limited-production Reventon, which came around the same time the Murcielago was about to be axed, featured a very similar design to the Aventador that came after. With this in mind, it’s safe to assume that the next V-12 flagship might share some design elements with the Sian and could even feature a similar V-12 mild-hybrid system. We should also expect a power output north of the Sian’s 819 horsepower (611 kW), which should make for some epic figures. Given that big normally-aspirated engines are slowly going extinct, the next V-12 Lambo might have a very limited production run.

Lamborghini Sian specifications
Engine 6.5-liter V-12, naturally aspirated
Power 785 hp
Torque undisclosed
Electric motor 34 horsepower
Combined system power 819 hp
0-100 km/h (62 mph) 2.8 s
Top speed 350 km/h (217.5 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 505 hp/ton
Dim Angelov
Dim Angelov
Born in 1992, I come from a family of motoring enthusiasts. My passion for cars was awoken at the age of six, when I saw a Lamborghini Diablo SV in a magazine. After high school I earned a master’s degree in marketing and a Master of Arts in Media and Communications. Over the years, I’ve practiced and become skilled in precision driving and to date have test driven more than 250 cars across the globe. Over the years, I’ve picked up basic mechanical knowledge and have even taken part in the restoration of a 1964 Jaguar E-Type and an Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint. Lately, I’ve taken a fancy to automotive photography, and while modern cars are my primary passion, I also have a love for Asian Martial Arts, swimming, war history, craft beer, historical weapons, and car restoration. In time, I plan my own classic car restoration and hope to earn my racing certificate, after which I expect to establish my own racing team.  Read full bio
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