Future editions of Lamborghini Aventador will keep naturally aspirated V12 but expect surprises

Article by Christian A., on November 1, 2017

Day after day, we hear something new about the Lamborghini Aventador. The Italian supercar manufacturer has built a total of 7,000 examples of the said model in the six years that it has been in the market. Aside from being one of the most expensive supercars one can buy today, it definitely is one of the best too, and the company promises to make it even better as technology improves. Lamborghini’s chief commercial officer, Federico Foschini recently confirmed that new and even more special versions of the Aventador will come to the market in the next couple of years.

In an interview with CarAdvice, Foschini said that he loves the Aventador so much that he does not want the nameplate to die. He then said that “the time will have to come”, but he does not specify whether this will be sooner or later. Furthermore, he said something that got a lot of people even more excited. He said that the Aventador will have more surprises for us. Again, he does not specify what these will be. He did joke however that he will be murdered if he leaks the information he has.

Today, the most powerful Lamborghini Aventador that we know of is the Superveloce, and it had already been sold out. Under its hood is a naturally aspired 750 horsepower (552 kilowatts) V12 engine with as much as 508 pound-feet (690 Newton-metres) of torque. This engine works with a seven-speed Independent Shifting Rod (ISR) transmission distributing power to the wheels. As for the performance, it can quickly do the 60 mile per hour sprint (96 kilometers per hour) in only 2.9 seconds.

What we know so far is that the Aventador’s successor will still be getting the same naturally aspirated V12. The model will likely arrive by the end of the decade. Foschini mentioned that one should never say never about turbo, because it will eventually happen. But in the meantime, they have decided to just stay with this technology first, and the V12. This is because the V12 is part of Lamborghini’s DNA and it is what the customers want.

Earlier this month, Maurizio Reggiani said, development boss of Lamborghini said in his statement that he wants to maintain the naturally aspirated engine for as long as possible. And as we have heard from Foschini, he is just confirming what Reggiani said. For those who are not huge fans of the electric vehicles, you must be happy that autonomous technologies are not part of the Italian automaker’s plan.

What do you think Lamborghini’s surprises are for us? What we do want to know also is when it will arrive. We’re definitely excited!

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