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The Lamborghini Urus’ V-8 Engine Will Not Spread, and Hybridization is a Possibility

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The Lamborghini Urus’ V-8 Engine Will Not Spread, and Hybridization is a Possibility

Lamborghini Urus Concept

Lamborghini Urus Concept (Credit: © Lamborghini)

The Lamborghini Urus is confirmed for production, and all of the details are being ironed out as we speak. Along with the news that has been rolling out about Lamborghini’s new crossover was confirmation that it’ll make use of a new, twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 powerplant. With the unveiling of this new engine, supercar fans of the world began wondering if Lambo would be the next manufacturer to move to smaller-displacement turbocharged engines across its lineup.

Today, Autocar reports that, while the automaker discussed the broader use of this engine, it will not happen, as it goes against Lamborghini’s one car, one engine tradition. Lambo fans can now rest easier knowing that the Huracán and Aventador will continue with their V-10 and V-12 engines, respectively.

Chief executive, Stephan Winkelmann, clarified the stance by saying, “On the supersports cars we are convinced that the choices we have made with the naturally aspirated engines are still the right ones.” He then reopened the door for additional powertrain changes in the future when he said, “We are not saying that future engines will never beat what we have in our cars; we are saying as long as there is nothing that is better, especially at low revs or in terms of the sound that the V-10 and V-12 have, we stick to them.”

So, basically, Winkelmann is saying that the brass at Lamborghini felt that the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 was the best fit for the brand’s first SUV since the LM002 roamed the streets in the 1980s and 1990s, but it felt the V-12 and V-10 powertrains were appropriate for the rest of its lineup.

Other reports also indicate that the Urus may be the first-ever Lamborghini with two engine options, as the company is exploring hybrid options for the crossover. According to Car & Driver, Winkelmann said, “it’s a big challenge to cover the life cycle of any car with one engine; with the Urus one of the obvious scenarios is hybridization.”

We’re sure there will be plenty of new details to come out as we near the official production run of the Urus, so keep it locked here for additional details.

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