Lamborghini Chief Rejects Hybrids: 'None for Us'

And no turbos either, thank you very much.

Lamborghini boss Stefan Winkelmann doesn't like the idea of a future hybrid Lambo. Nor does he think they should be electric, battery-powered or turbocharged. Speaking to Car Advice in Geneva, he basically put down all of these current technologies, and many competitors who are making them – like Porsche with the 918 Spyder. “This game is not, let’s say, fulfillable at the time being. And therefore I’m saying as long as it’s possible – in terms of technology – we’ll keep the DNA.”.

Winkelmann says that hybrid hypercars cannot be sustained for the long term, and are basically just test dummies for the brands making them. As part of the Volkswagen Group, he isn't even interested in the existing technologies available within the family: “In the Group, there is the access. But even the technology outside the group is not possible to achieve – so if I just wanted to put a flag to say ‘this is what we did’, we would have done it,” he said. Winkelmann, therefore, is looking to lose weight and increase naturally-aspirated power, naming the Sesto Elemento as a perfect example.

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