It is not an unknown fact that successor of Lamborghini Aventador will be using hybrid powertrain. It was assumed that Lamborghini might be using naturally aspirated V12 engine and pair it with small electric motor and supported by compact battery pack. It will help in achieving fuel efficiency and emissions regulations for the new supercar. However, Road & Track reports that the successor to Lamborghini Aventador will use supercapacitors instead of traditional lithium-ion batteries. The Italian automaker is allegedly working on limited-run hypercar to showcase the new powertrain for the successor.
The Aventador successor is codenamed as LB48H. With the use of supercapacitors, heavy weight of the battery would be avoided which is quite common in many other hybrid hypercars currently available in the market. Supercapacitors doesn’t only have advantage over size, but is also discharge and recover energy at the same time. Lamborghini is working with MIT’s chemistry department for this development. Company’s Chief technical officer Maurizio Reggiani suggested that Lamborghini Aventador successor might use the same supercapacitors that will be present on LB48H.
Maurizio Reggiani stated that they want to retain emotions generated by naturally aspirated V12 engine. He further said that electrification needs to fill performance gap and torque boost can give more consistent power delivery even with low rpm. Hence, he expects the V12 to give more or same in today with increased power. He is convinced that V12 has a long life even in the era of hybridization. Aventador SVJ uses 6.5-liter V12 engine which offers 770hp. With the help of electric motors and supercapacitors, it can easily offer output in excess of 800hp.