Lamborghini stalling Aventador's replacement until 2024?
The next Huracan isn't expected until 2025 or later.
Lamborghini has reportedly delayed development plans for the Aventador's successor once again.
Decision makers at parent Volkswagen Group originally planned to launch the Aventador's replacement in 2020. The project has been delayed several times, however, and now sits at a tentative 2024 launch, according to Automobile.
Executives are said to be hesitant to pony up the cash necessary to bring Lamborghini's V12 engine into compliance with the latest EU emissions regulations. VW Group is allegedly pushing for high-output hybrid V8 powertrains for both the Aventador and Huracan's respective successors, which could be built upon a common platform to save money.
Unsurprisingly, Lamborghini CTO Maurizio Reggiani is reportedly pushing back in an effort to keep the V12, long a part of the brand's identity, and concede the V10 to be replaced by a Porsche-developed V8 capable of nearly 800 horsepower in a hybrid configuration.
For now, the Urus continues to drive stellar growth for the Raging Bull marque. The company will presumably continue launching a series of expensive special-edition variants across its lineup as VW Group makes up its mind on replacements for the Aventador and Huracan.