Lamborghini Aventador will never have an RWD setup

Article by Christian A., on March 16, 2018

The Lamborghini Huracan LP580-2 has been out in the market for about 2 years now, with the last number in the model’s name indicating that the vehicle has a two wheel drive layout, which was implemented in the new Audi R8 V10 RWS. If you are a fan of RWDs and are expecting to see a larger Aventador with that setup, you will be disappointed as the automaker has no plans of developing an RWD version.

During the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, Australia’s Drive magazine interviewed R&D boss of Lamborghini, Maurizio Reggiani. Here, he revealed that the Aventador will remain to be the company’s flagship model and is going to keep its all wheel drive system. You may be wondering why that has been decided. Well, it is because sending as much power from the V12 to the rear axle will allegedly make the vehicle difficult to manage once it hits a certain speed. To be safe, the automaker decided not to let this happen as they will be liable for it.

Furthermore, they assured that the decision was not only made due to safety reasons, but also because the Lamborghini Aventador is meant to keep its all-four wheel configuration. Without this AWD layout, the supercar’s traction control system would be so invasive, says Reggiani.

To the point that it would actually affect the vehicle’s driving experience, which they obviously do not want to tamper with. He added that an RWD version will disappoint a lot of their customers and they obviously would not want that to happen as it will then be a lose-lose situation for both parties.

Having said that, this means that the highly anticipated Aventador SV successor that is known to carry the SVJ suffix (probably after Jota) will not be offered in a RWD as well, and will only be an AWD machine. The new Aventador is not only the new model we are expecting to see, as the automaker is also planning an ultra exclusive Centenario, which is currently in the works as well. This one will be based on the V12 super car and is said to get new tech for the raging bull.

If you ask Federico Foschini of Lamborghini regarding a track only version like that of the LaFerrari FXX K Evo, the Aston Martin Vulcan and the McLaren Senna GTR, he will say very few things about this matter. Though he did mention that they are working on a lot of products, hinting it could happen soon.

Aside from the Huracan and the Aventador, Lamborghini also recently launched the Urus, or the world’s first Super SUV as we all know it to be. A few months after it was released, it has already proven to be a huge success.

Source: drive.com.au

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