Lamborghini Reveals New Hybrid V-8 for Unnamed Huracán Successor

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Huracán Successor's PHEV V-8 Has a 10K-RPM RedlineLamborghini
  • Lamborghini still hasn't named the Huracán successor, but it has revealed details about its plug-in-hybrid powertrain.

  • The setup pairs a flat-plane-crank V-8 with a trio of electric motors, including one between the engine and the eight-speed dual-clutch automatic.

  • That gearbox comes from the Lamborghini Revuelto PHEV, which also has two front-mounted e-motors; we expect the new car (code-named Lamborghini 634) to have the same configuration.

We don't yet know what the Lamborghini Huracán's replacement will be called, but now we know some details about its plug-in-hybrid powertrain. Gone is the outgoing car's naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V-10 engine, which is swapped for a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 that teams up with a trio of electric motors.

The Huracán successor uses the code name Lamborghini 634. The Italian automaker says the new flat-plane-crank V-8 is a clean-sheet design, with the obvious intent of delivering better performance than the V-10. While Lamborghini didn't provide full technical specs, it did release some very tantalizing bits.


Firstly, the new 4.0-liter mill has a stratospheric redline of 10,000 rpm. Compare that with the Huracán's 5.2-liter, which had a maximum engine speed of 8500 rpm. The new V-8 packs a bigger punch too. Lamborghini says it produces 739 horsepower between 9000 and 9750 rpm and 538 pound-feet between 4000 and 7000 rpm. The mightiest version of the Huracán's engine peaked at 631 horses and 417 pound-feet.

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Lamborghini didn't specifically say, but given the recipe it used for the 1001-hp Revuelto plug-in hybrid, we expect two of the 634's electric motors will be mounted on the front axle and could allow torque vectoring under both power and regenerative braking. We know the third e-motor is mounted between the V-8 and the eight-speed dual-clutch automatic, which is actually the same gearbox used by the Revuelto. Of course, it has been optimized for the new car. Lamborghini says the rear e-motor includes the inverter and axial electric unit and makes 148 horsepower and 221 pound-feet of torque.

As for the new car's name, "Temerario" has circulated online. However, Lambo CEO Stephan Winkelmann told our pals over at Road & Track that the company has already picked out a fighting bull's name for the upcoming car. The Huracán's successor will launch sometime later this year, making it the newest installment in Lamborghini's burgeoning electric era that already includes the aforementioned Revuelto as well as the plug-in-hybrid Urus SE.

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