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March 7, 2023

Lamborghini Confirms 1,015 Horsepower For Newest V12 Supercar

Lamborghini has unveiled the first details of the first HPEV (High Performance Electrified Vehicle) hybrid super sportscar, codenamed LB744. The all-new architecture delivers a combined total of 1,015 horsepower thanks to a brand-new 6.5-liter 12-cylinder combustion engine and three electric motors. A ground-breaking double clutch will also make its debut with the engine.

By itself, the L545 engine is the lightest and most powerful 12-cylinder engine made by Lamborghini. It weighs 218 kilograms—17 kilograms less than the Aventador’s. The V12 puts out 825 horsepower at 9,250 rpm and 725 Nm of torque at 6,750 rpm. Revs are capped at 9,500 rpm.

The front-mounted electric motors each produce 150 horsepower (110 kW) and 350 Nm of torque, while at the back, it’s integrated into the new 8-speed dual clutch automatic. The compact gearbox itself is mounted transversely and placed, for the first time, behind the combustion engine. A lithium-ion battery pack (3.8 kWh) is packed in the transmission tunnel and can be charged either using regenerative braking or a domestic household socket. This makes the LB744 a plug-in hybrid.

Thanks to this layout, the LB744 has electric four-wheel drive with the front motors providing thrust in electric mode as well as torque vectoring capability when required. The front motors also act as a reverse gear, although if extra momentum is needed, the rear electric motor can also kick in. As a result, it can drive all four wheels in zero emissions mode when reversing in low grip conditions.

The LB744 will make its global debut shortly in the year that Lamborghini celebrates its 60th anniversary which is this year.

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