Hybrid power is on its way for the Huracan's big brother.
Within the Lamborghini hierarchy, the ballistic Aventador S sits below the likes of the hybrid Sian but above the conventionally powered Huracan. Although 730 horsepower from a 6.5-liter V12 is a combination that will never get old, the fact remains that the Aventador has been on sale since 2011, even if it has been updated along the way.
We don't know much about the next-generation Aventador just yet, but some new spy shots on Instagram provide a few clues of what's to come. The two images were shared by lamborghini_dutch but credited to Jasper van Toorenburg.
In it, we can see what looks like a green Aventador from two rear angles. Although it shares a few styling cues with the current model like the hexagonal taillights and the high-mounted exhaust outlets that mimic those of the Aventador SVJ, the area above the engine compartment is notably different and more intricate. It also lacks the rear wing fitted to the SVJ.
What we could be looking at is a test mule for the next-gen Aventador, with new mechanicals sitting beneath a body that shares much with the current model. One commenter on the post hinted that this is a 1,200-horsepower hybrid, claiming information obtained from a Lamborghini supplier. Another suggestion was an Aventador Evo.
We wouldn't be surprised at all if Lamborghini adopted hybrid power for the Aventador, although unlike the Sian, the new Aventador won't make use of high-tech supercapacitor technology. Rather, it will use a more common lithium-ion battery pack which is better suited for more daily, high-performance driving, whereas the Sian is more of a collectible.
With the addition of hybrid power, the next Aventador is likely to be both faster and more efficient than the current version, if it is possible to go any quicker. As long as that V12 lives on, it should be another sensational supercar.