Maurizio ReggianiLamborghini’s technical director is obviously very proud of the LPI 800-4, otherwise recognized as the new version of the legendary Countach. But this hybrid with a historical vocation also seems to be a ‘design’ bridge to unite the endothermic world with that of plug-ins, which will arrive by the end of 2024. The next goal is in fact to launch the replacement for the Aventador.
“We have several prototypes that are traveling with the system installed. These are not Aventador forklifts: they already have the shape of the heir, for cooling reasons, it is necessary. The 6.5-liter engine will be completely new, even if it starts from our previous knowledge base. We have chosen to change because the behavior will be different, the torque curve will not be the same. Our engineering simulations are trying to figure out when the hybrid can give more thrust, not only in terms of absolute power, but also in handling particularly when torque helps stabilize the car. Starting from scratch we will be able to increase the overall efficiency, starting with the combustion process, passing through the electronics, the weight, the positioning. The biggest challenges will be in electronic integration, in order to have a system capable of managing every point of use“Said Reggiani as reported by the British magazine Car.
“If we want to have a drastic cut in emissions, the plug-in engine is necessary. In a super sports car, the batteries must be as close to the center of the car as possible, close to the center of gravity. We are still discussing the location, but I want them to be in an area where they cannot be damaged in the event of an accident. With batteries we will have to face the problem of weight gain. We must compensate and remove wherever possible. You can get everything from titanium, but don’t forget that cars must generate a profit either. A rocket that is bought by seven people is useless. So we work on the same materials, on the same current technologies, but with greater precision and greater attention to detail“, Explained the engineer of the Casa di Sant’Agata Bolognese.
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