Here's Your Very First Look At The Lamborghini Aventador Successor

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An exciting new era for Lamborghini's flagship supercar is about to begin.

The Lamborghini Aventador is going out with a bang with the limited-edition Aventador Ultimae, which marks the end of the current generation. Limited to just 350 units, the Aventador Ultimae produces 769 horsepower and 531 lb-ft of torque from Lamborghini's signature 6.5-liter V12. Not only does the Ultimae pack the most powerful V12 ever fitted to a standard production Aventador, but it's also Lamborghini's last-ever naturally aspirated V12 supercar.

Replacing the Aventador will be a new hybrid V12 supercar as Lamborghini fights to keep its venerable twelve-cylinder powerplant alive while complying with emissions regulations. Now, the Lamborghini Aventador's successor has been spied testing for the first time cruising inside Lamborghini's Sant'Agata Bolognese factory in Italy.

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What you're looking at here isn't a test mule, either: this is the real deal. Unfortunately, at this early stage of development, the electrified supercar is extensively camouflaged. Lamborghini has done a good job disguising the design details, but we can see the Aventador's successor has a familiar-looking wedge shape with a low stance, new door lines, different door mirrors, and redesigned brakes. A high-mounted dual exhaust system dominates the rear end.

Speaking in an interview back in July, Lamborghini boss Stephan Winkelmann confirmed the Aventador's replacement will have a "completely new engine, a completely new drivetrain, a new battery" and that "everything is completely new." In other words, nothing from the current-generation Aventador and Sian will carry over.

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Lamborghini has reached "the best possible power output" in the Ultimae's 6.5-liter V12 but electrical assistance will boost the V12 beyond 769 horsepower in the Aventador's replacement, with reports suggesting it could have over 1,000 horsepower on tap. If true, this will put Lamborghini's new flagship in Ferrari SF90 Stradale territory.

While we're sad to see Lamborghini ditch its naturally aspirated V12, an exciting new era for Lamborghini's flagship supercar is about to begin. The Aventador's successor is expected to debut in 2023, so we should see more prototypes get spied undergoing testing over the next few months.

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