For years, there have been rumors suggesting Italian supercar company Lamborghini would eventually navigate away from their naturally aspirated V10 and V12 engines due to government-mandated emissions standards. Most expected that change to come in the version of turbocharged V8s, not a hybrid system.
Yet, that’s exactly what Lamborghini showed off during a recent appearance at a private event held in Italy last week.
The LB48H, as Lamborghini calls it, is a precursor to the Aventador replacement, which is expected to debut around 2020. But getting your hands on one will not be easy. In addition to the hefty $2.5 million dollar price tag, it’s believed only 63 of the hybrid supercar will be built.
If the Lamborghini LB48H looks familiar to you, that’s probably because it is. The car company decided to model it after their very popular Terzo Millennio concept, which was released in late 2017. Though don’t expect to see a fully electric Lambo anytime in the near future, as Lamborghini’s Research and Development Director Maurizio Reggiani says that technology will not be available until 2026 at the earliest.
As for seeing the hybrid LB48H in person, TheSuperCarBlog says to expect showings in both New York and Tokyo at upcoming car events, though that has yet to be confirmed by Lamborghini.