The hybrid supercar has been spotted testing, and it's clear that this will be a totally new car.
The Lamborghini Aventador Ultimae was revealed as the last-ever naturally aspirated V12 product from Sant'Agata, if you can overlook the Aventador sold with an NFT and the rumored Countach 60 Anniversario. For the Aventador's replacement, company CEO Stephan Winkelmann has confirmed that an all-new V12 is coming with hybrid assistance. But thus far, we haven't seen much to inform us of what to expect from a styling point of view. Fortunately, fresh spy shots captured by our photographers in Europe have given us a little preview. Despite the prototype being dressed from nose to tail in deceptive camouflage, we can already see that this will be a very different beast.
At the front, we see triangular headlight recesses and a splitter below an all-new bumper design. The angular look continues in the hood, which shows sharp vents. The profile reveals a completely new shape for the doors and mirrors that are affixed to the body just above air guides that help channel air to the large, straked, lower vent. This vent features a decal signaling the car's hybrid underpinnings and, in conjunction with the side skirts, enhances the effect of visual width. A smaller vent sits atop this, with another large vent behind the window. We can also see new brakes behind these test wheels, but the shape of the rear wheel arch is not dissimilar from that of the Aventador.
At the rear, decals representing fake taillights attempt to throw us off, but it is apparent that the actual taillights will be Y-shaped, Ypsilon fixtures with thin LED strips protruding out of the bodywork. It appears that there are vents above these taillights too. Moving inward, we see that the engine cover is recessed in the middle, leading toward four exhaust finishers. These look awesome, but we wouldn't be surprised if one large housing or two embellishers finish this off on the production model. Either way, the area below the exhaust features a large vent that sits atop a diffuser that is sure to extend behind the rear wheels.
It will be some time yet before we discover much more about the car, including its name, as a reveal is only expected to take place in 2023.