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Lamborghini Huracán successor’s twin-turbo V-8 sings to 10,000 rpm

Lamborghini is close to revealing its successor to the top-selling Huracán supercar, and the automaker on Monday presented the first details on the car’s newly developed powertrain.

The newcomer is code-named the 634, and based on recent trademark activity might carry the Temerario name into production. Prototypes spied testing hint at a design that’s a significant depature from the Huracán’s styling.

Lamborghini on Monday confirmed the car will feature a plug-in hybrid powertrain with a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 as the internal-combustion component. The engine will deliver 791 hp at a rev range between 9,000 and 9,750 rpm. It was also confirmed to be coming with a flat-plane crankshaft and the ability to rev all the way to 10,000 rpm. In other words, it will sound great.

Flat-plane V-8s help deliver more torque lower in the rev range compared to typical cross-plane designs, though they tend to be louder and not as smooth. As a result they are normally found in motorsports, as well as a few high-performance road cars, including from Ferrari and in the latest Chevrolet Corvette Z06.

Lamborghini Huracán successor's twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8

Lamborghini Huracán successor’s twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8

The Huracán successor’s V-8 will deliver a peak torque of 538 lb-ft from 4,000 rpm all the way up to 7,000 rpm. Lamborghini said the car’s electrification will help provide torque fill to ensure the performance delivery features a progression more like that of a racing engine.

Like the recently launched Revuelto V-12 plug-in hybird supercar, the Huracán successor will feature a trio of electric motors. Two will be mounted up front to independently power the front wheels while the third will be sandwiched between the mid-mounted V-8 and transmission, in this case the 8-speed dual-clutch automatic found in the Revuelto. The transmission will likely be transversely mounted, which is how it is mounted in Lamborghini’s latest V-12 supercar.

Lamborghini is yet to reveal full details on the complete powertrain of the Huracán successor but said the rear electric motor will generate 147 hp. A small electric range should also be possible, as it is likely the car will also adopt the Revuelto’s 3.8-kwh lithium-ion battery.

The Huracán successor will be revealed later this year, with rumors pointing to a debut in August. With the Urus also recently going the plug-in hybrid route, Lamborghini will soon be a fully electrified brand. The automaker is also working on its first electric vehicle. It was previewed by last year’s Lanzador concept and is due around 2028.

This article was originally published by a www.motorauthority.com . Read the Original article here. .

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