Lamborghini will reveal the electrified supercar on March 29. Here's what we know so far.
Lamborghini has confirmed its 1,001-horsepower plug-in hybrid successor to the Aventador Ultimae - currently codenamed LB744 - will debut less than a week from now, with the reveal date officially scheduled for March 29.
The Aventador's replacement hasn't been a particularly well-kept secret, with various design leaks giving us a pretty good idea of what it will look like. Lamborghini has leaned into this, though, and given us plenty of information to salivate over before the official reveal. Now, thanks to posts on the brand's social media channels, we know the official arrival date.
The save-the-date is clear enough, but there are also some neat easter eggs in the imagery. The lightning in the background alludes to the hybridization aspect, as the LB744 has a tri-motor plug-in hybrid system generating as much power as the original Bugatti Veyron. The floor of the teaser also alludes to another detail. While at first glance, it looks like a cracked riverbed, closer inspection shows hexagonal panels, alluding to the chemical structure of carbon; the LB744's new chassis is a spectacular carbon fiber monofuselage that reduces weight and improves structural rigidity.
With its new naturally aspirated V12 making 813 hp at 9,250 rpm and 535 lb-ft of torque, it's already more powerful, as well as lighter than the previous unit before adding the three electric motors. The hybrid system's 3.8-kWh battery can be recharged by the V12 in just six minutes. Or, it can be charged via a port on the car for half an hour, meaning the as-yet-unnamed supercar is Lamborghini's first plug-in hybrid. It will also have an incredible 13 driving modes that make the most out of all the new technology, like the eight-speed DCT and clever powertrain systems.
Between the lighter engine, 10% lighter carbon fiber monocoque than before, and, undoubtedly, more weight savings, we're expecting the new car to weigh the same as the outgoing Aventador. We'll also stick our necks out here and predict it will be named after something to do with bullfighting.
Typically, when a car is in its winter testing phase, it's not too far from production. Lamborghini won't give a launch date but has said it will be "rolled out in the first quarter of 2023. That's still a year away, and Lamborghini is milking the new car already as the Aventador has finished its production run.
It was retired with 11,465 models built, making it a more successful flagship for Lamborghini than the Countach, Diablo, and Murcielago combined. The final Aventador off the production line sold for $1.6 million.
A new era for Lamborghini is about to begin, and we can't wait to see it.
Join The Discussion