Something to look forward to: Much like its peers in the automotive industry, Lamborghini is on the path to full electrification. The Italian supercar maker pulled the curtain back on its mid-engine plug-in hybrid – the Lamborghini Revuelto – earlier this year and is preparing to do the same with a fully electric concept later this week.
The big reveal is slated to happen on August 18 as part of Monterey Car Week, a vehicle-focused event that takes place in and around the namesake city in California.
Lamborghini thus far as only shared a teaser on social media, and noted that the prototype is the latest concept of its first 100 percent electric car. Following its guidelines for electrification laid out in 2021, Lamborghini's first EV isn't expected to enter production until the end of the decade.
Why wait so long? Well, what's the rush? Truth be told, modern EV technology is heavy and weight is the enemy of speed. With any luck, EV battery tech will shed some weight between now and the end of the decade, allowing supercars to retain their nimbleness on the track.
Still, there's plenty to keep enthusiasts engaged in the interim.
Back in March, the company unveiled its first plug-in hybrid. The Lamborghini Revuelto borrows heavily from the Aventador but mixes in new tech to keep things interesting. Its 6.5-liter naturally-aspirated V2 is helped along by two electric motors up front and a third at the rear. Combined, the powerplant generates 1,001 HP and 595 lb-ft of torque, and uses all four wheels to put it to the pavement. It can hit 62 mph from a stop in 2.5 seconds and has a top speed of 217 mph, we're told.
Lamborghini's retro-inspired Countach is arguably even more edgy. Formally the Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4, the limited-production supercar (only 112 units are being made, and all are already spoken for) churns out 803 HP and can hit 62 mph in 2.8 seconds with a top speed of 221 mph.
Lamborghini insists that its entire range will be electrified (as hybrids) by the end of 2024, including the Aventador, the Huracan, and the Urus SUV.
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