When the Sián FKP 37 debuted in September 2019, many questioned whether the design of Lamborghini’s first hybrid production car was a preview of the replacement for the Aventador. It didn’t take too long for chief design officer Mitja Borkert to reveal that the electrified Lambo’s styling wasn’t a window into the future of Sant’Agata Bolognese’s revamped flagship.
It’s a similar story with the recently unveiled Ultimae, which is actually closer to the design of the Aventador than the Sián FKP 37. Some must think this is a first glimpse into the future of the V12 supercar, much like the 2007 Reventon was a teaser for the Aventador presented four years later. Turns out it won’t, as CEO Stefan Winkelmann has said the next top of the line will be totally different.
In an interview with the British magazine Coach, the big Lamborghini boss revealed “The Ultimae is a design that comes out of the Aventador tradition. The follow-up will be a whole different cup of tea, much like going from the Murcielago to the Aventador.” So there you have it, the jewel of the range will inaugurate a totally fresh look. We consider this to be good news given that the design of the Aventador is ten years old.
Officially confirmed for a 2023 launch, the new supercar will be powered by an all-new V12 engine with an electric boost. It won’t be a plug-in hybrid like the 2014 Asterion concept, nor will it inherit supercapacitor technology from the Sián FKP 37. Meanwhile, the latter will lend its setup to a separate V12 car that will debut this year. summer, probably in a limited version. – run the special edition.
While purists will be sad to hear about Lamborghini’s plans to hybridize the mighty twelve-cylinder engine, there is no other way to keep the V12 alive and meet growing emissions regulations. more stringent. It’s either that or downsizing the unit and throwing a turbo or two to make up for the loss of multiple cylinders.