A new Frontier for the Lamborghini Aventador S Naturally Aspirated V12 Engine
It looks like that a new chapter for Lamborghini’s engines is about to start very soon. The Italian strong bull, gaves a little hint of what’s going to be next for the brand’s V12 engines. To begin with, the video tells us the history of the Italian brand’s 12 cylinder engine since 1963. In that year, the first Lamborghini 350 GT was born with the V12, front-engine. Three years later, the Miura was the first sport car with a mid-engine 3.9 litre V12. Finally, in 1971, the Countach V12 came out with a rear-end engine. In addition, the Aventador S uses a rear-end engine and this layout is largely used in other cars today.
2017 Aventador S – A Facelift Ahead
It’s important to remember that some spy shots from early October of the Aventador suggested there’s going to be a facelift in 2017. We expect to see a new front spoiler, intakes and a new rear wing. Although a facelift is in the way, it’s a little too soon to say there’s going to be an all-new model. According to autoexpress, a refreshed Aventador S with more power comes in 2017. Being speculations or not, the spy shots from October and this video, helps you to get a notion what is unfolding. The current Aventador S has the naturally aspirated 6.5 litre V12 that produces 740 hp.
Maybe a Naturally Aspirated High-Revving V12?
If Lamborghini listen to some fans, they will put in a naturally aspirated high-revving V12, like in the Ferrari La Ferrari. The black prancing horse’s engine is a 6.3 litre V12 that delivers 788 hp at an insane 9,250 rpm. Currently, the Aventador SV’s 6.5 litre V12 engine produces 750 hp revving up to 8,500 rpm. Both of these engines have an amazing sound, the fans, just like the drivers would love it. In the meantime, Lamborghini has a concept car called Asterion that will use Hybrid technology. The powertrain would be a plugin hybrid 5.2 litre V10, plus 3 electric engines. This combo is going to produce 910 hp, in 2019.
What LP Stands for?
Coming back to the teaser, Lamborghini also talks about the V12 placement throughout its history. The first one was the ”longitudinale anteriore”, that means front longitudinal, it explains the engine is placed in the front. The Miura debuted the ”trasversale posteriore” – the engine sits in the centre. And the last one was ”longitudinale posteriore” (rear longitudinal) the engine is in the back. That’s what LP stands for. Some might say that Lamborghini is coming with a V16 or W16, but that’s too much. The only super car with the W16 engine is the well-known Bugatti Veyron. The newest Bugatti Chiron has the same engine also. Well, after all, the end of the video bears the question: ”What will be next?”