10,000 RPM V8 Going into Lamborghini Huracan Successor

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Lamborghini Huracan Successor Gets a 10K RPM V8Lamborghini
  • The Huracan’s 5.2-liter V10 is going away when the model ends production this year.

  • Lamborghini says the 634, the code name for the Lamborghini Huracan replacement, will use a turbocharged V8 that can rev to 10,000 RPM.

  • Lamborghini also confirmed that the upcoming Huracan replacement will pack a hybrid system.

The Lamborghini Huracan’s 5.2-liter V10 is dead. This sad news is curbed by what Lamborghini says is going to take its place. According to Lamborghini, the Huracan’s replacement will be powered by a 4.0-liter turbocharged V8 that can rev to a shrieking 10,000 RPM. Adding to the mix, the sports car will also sport a three-motor hybrid system.


According to the automaker, this isn’t just another version of the Volkswagen group’s 4.0-liter V8 and is a clean-sheet design from Lamborghini. While Lamborghini says this potent V8 can scream to 10,000 RPM, the company does note that the expected peak of 789 hp comes on at 9,000 RPM and hangs on until 9,750 RPM. The 538 lb-ft of peak torque comes on at 4,000 RPM and hangs on until 7,000 RPM.

Mated to this screaming V8 is an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic. Between this transmission and engine is the hybrid system’s inverter and an axial motor. This motor is good for 148 hp and 221 lb-ft of torque, and will likely help make up for the V8’s relatively high peak torque figure.

dAs for the two other motors, and the battery that feeds them, Lamborghini is keeping that behind the curtain. However, it’s likely that at least one of the motors, if not both, will feed the front wheels.

Like the electric motor layout, Lamborghini isn’t too talkative of what’s inside the upcoming V8. While we don’t know about its internal hardware, the company did outline that the 4.0-liter mill will pack a flat-plane crankshaft. While it’s not as wild as the V10, it seems like this eight-cylinder powerplant won’t disappoint the Lamborghini faithful.

The chassis, currently dubbed 634 by Lamborghini, is set to be revealed later this year—with an actual name. With that reveal, we’ll probably get even more details about this incredible V8, the electric powertrain, and, well, everything else about the latest Lambo.

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