Although Lamborghini had been known for its high-performance cars, the brand's CEO and research and development chief recently revealed that they will make a gas-electric vehicle - the only one for the brand yet. The first production of the Lamborghini Urus SUV will start soon.
The gas-electric powertrain had been considered by the carmaker since electric vehicles had been on the trend recently. With that, the company's CEO, Stephen Winkelmann announced that they will produce only one plug-in hybrid for the brand and it would be the Lamborghini Urus SUV. Furthermore, research and development chief, Maurizio Reggiani, likewise stated that the gas-electric Urus would be powered by a twin-turbo V8 for to accommodate its plug-in hybrid powertrain, reported Auto Blog.
The motor of the vehicle was said to be humungous that the incorporation of a plug-in hybrid was interesting to critics. Since the engine was said to produce large amounts of torque, the plug-in hybrid for the Lamborghini Urus SUV may still be maintained by the brand.
The Lamborghini Urus SUV would also be installed with turbocharging features which could make it responsive to the engine and have expansive cylinder functions. However, the incorporation of turbocharging and a plug-in hybrid was said to be a challenging feat since most electric cars were deemed less-buffy than electric ones.
In other news, Yahoo! reported that this would be the first time Lamborghini has considered creating a plug-in hybrid electric car. Since the brand has been widely known for creating high-performance vehicles, the incorporation of Reggiani of a turbocharge feature to the powertrain may uphold the brand's trademark unto the Lamborghini Urus SUV.
The Lamborghini Urus SUV may start production very soon but was reported to be released by 2018. It was said to be the primary market competition for the upcoming Audi Q7 and Bentley Bentayga.