Lamborghini Aventador has been in the market from the year 2011 and a facelift version was introduced in the year 2016 helped its cause. Nonetheless, if new report is to be believed, its replacement might not arrive until 2024. It was already in our knowledge that successor to the Aventador in under work and all signs points towards it being a hybridized V12. According to Automobile Magazine, there was time when Volkswagen Group product strategy committee intended to launch a new supercar in 2020. However, it was pushed back to 2021, then 2022 and now seems to be delayed for another couple of years.
It is claimed that Audi who oversees the Italian brand in German’s chain of command isn’t keen in spending money required for updating Aventador’s V12 to meet EU7 emissions standards, but wants to use a hybridized V8. It would be the same twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 unit that is used on various Volkswagen Group models that includes Lamborghini Urus. It is alleged that successor to Lamborghini Aventador and Huracan should be based around the same carbon fiber chassis and share the same electronic architecture along with steering, suspension and brake elements. Development of these new cars and retaining a V12 at same time would allegedly cost $900 million.
Nonetheless, it is reported that Lamborghini believes it can be achieved for about $450 million and of which $55 million could be used to get its 6.5-liter V12 to comply with new emission standards. There is also a chance that Lamborghini may introduce re-skinned versions of the current Huracan and Aventador to extend their life for another four years. It may be a stopgap solution, but is better than leaving them unchanged for so long.