Lamborghini, MIT Join Forces for Hybrid Supercar

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Lamborghini has made plans to make the Huracan’s successor a hybrid in 2022 just like the Urus SUV.

Lamborghini head Stefano Domenicali said that it won’t be fully electric as they are still dedicated to offering large V-10 and V-12 engines. There was a rumor that got around about a year ago—a fully electric hypercar was in the works. Supposedly, it would be named the Vitola and would be built on the Mission E’s platform. It reportedly would hit 60 mph in less than 2.5 seconds. Since that initial report, however, the media heard nothing.

Lamborghini started working with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for the hybrid since last year. Hence it is no surprise that the launch would be at this year’s MIT Technology Review’s EmTech conference. Not much has been shared about the car and even the teaser doesn’t offer a lot of details. The car’s shape still look like a typical Lamborghini except for those three-pointed running lights. Those large air intake arrangement seen up front may either suggest the presence of an internal combustion engine or just to help cool the batteries.

In 2014, Lamborghini showed off a hybrid supercar concept which the Italian automaker called the Asterion. It boasts of 897 hp that could go 60 mph in less than 3 seconds and a top speed of 199 mph. The latest teaser doesn’t look like it is the same car but Lamborghini may take a similar approach to the new car’s powertrain.

Reference: Lamborghini Teases What Might Be Its First Hybrid Supercar