Back in 2017, Lamborghini showed off an electrically powered concept vehicle, the Terzo Millenio, that used supercapacitors instead of batteries for strength garage. Then we found out it is constructing a hybrid hypercar with supercapacitors and a V-12, codenamed LB48H. And at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, Lamborghini leader technical officer Maurizio Reggiani instructed us the Aventador successor is getting comparable hardware.
A very last Aventador after SVJ Roadster? Everybody is attempting to discern what’s going to be the Aventador’s successor, but we’re nevertheless no longer announcing when to be. There’s the possibility to have a kind of final Aventador family member, additionally due to the fact the following vehicle will have hybridization, making the Aventador the final merely [non-hybrid] vehicle from Lamborghini with a V-12. It will nonetheless need to be determined what to do next. Are we to jump to the successor [after the SVJ Roadster]? I think in the intervening time, we don’t foresee every other [non-hybrid] model of the Lamborghini V-12.
Using supercapacitors in preference to batteries: We have been the primary to use a supercapacitor in Aventador for the starter battery. We are satisfied that for an excellent-sports car, that is one of the maximum suitable solutions. We want to preserve the feelings generated by the naturally aspirated V-12, and it’s clear that the overall performance gap needs to be filled with electrification. Torque can give miles more consistent power shipping, in particular at low rpm. It results in a lot greater usable overall performance, and so I expect our V-12 to remain extra or less like it’s far nowadays, with expanded power. I’m satisfied that the V-12 nevertheless has a protracted lifestyle, even inside the era of hybridization.
How to cope with added weight: We inspect technology that permits us to limit the load growth as an awful lot as viable, going further than the battery and the electrical motor. But some other vital step is what we’ve added with the Huracán Evo, all related to chassis control. They produce the sensation that the car is lots extra agile and lighter. This is thanks to the rear-wheel guidance, the torque-vectoring, and the possibility of manipulating everything in the car a lot faster.
These structures collectively can decrease the perception of weight. Clearly, from a physics standpoint, weight is weight, mass is mass, but you can lessen the negative results with frame control. For example, while we introduced rear-wheel steerage at the Aventador S, the first impact on all journalists was that the automobile became lighter. The automobile is not lighter. However, it’s a lot greater agile. In the quit, in case you added a kilo, that’s a kilo brought. Still, we can provide higher chassis management, electronics, and of the direction we’re also working difficult on new technologies such as structural carbon fiber, to be able to decrease the introduced weight of the hybridization.
The “glow-in-the-darkish” LB48H This is a solution we’ve investigated for a small series of cars with the first stage of Lamborghini hybrid. It’s a gadget based totally on supercapacitors and gives the most performance you could have in terms of power-to-weight ratio. It’s honestly a “first leap” into the new global and could show that it’s viable to have this technology during an exceptional sports vehicle. We’ll also preserve with one-offs and tiny series motors, as we started first with the Reventón. Well, there you’ve got it.
Lambo wants to store its electric electricity electrostatically in preference to electrochemically, as you would with a lithium-ion battery, taking benefit of a supercapacitor’s lower weight and higher energy density. And with a 6.5-liter obviously aspirated V-12 by some means fitting this mid-engined package, Lambos may not get any less dramatic inside the 2020s. Maurizio Reggiani’s group will make certain of that.