The new raging bull is finally spotted

A prototype of the Lamborghini successor to the Aventador has been spotted for the first time and reveals many details dedicated to the production model. Our previous screenshots only showed a test mule.

The Aventador has been with us for more than a decade, and last summer Lamborghini unveiled the ultimate evolution of the car in the form of the Aventador LP 780-4 Ultimae. The successor is expected to start sales in 2023, which means a reveal is likely late this year or early next.

In contrast to the relatively clean lines of the original Aventador, the rear seems to take on a more edgy, brutal design. The influences seem to come from the 2017 Terzo Millennio concept, especially for the lights featuring Lamborghini’s Y-design in the taillights. In the meantime, the headlights look like they have a split design, which is what we saw on the Terzo Millennio.

Lamborghini Terzo Millenio Concept

The proportions are similar to the Aventador, particularly with respect to the front pillar and roofline, which suggests that Lamborghini uses the Aventador’s carbon fiber tub for the successor. That makes sense considering the investment in the car’s all-new powertrain.

We know the power will come from a V-12-based hybrid system, and Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann has confirmed that the V-12 will be a new unit, in fact, the third, in Lamborghini’s history. It will still be naturally aspirated, although displacement may be reduced compared to the current 6.5-liter V-12 in the pursuit of lower emissions.

For the hybrid component, Maurizio Reggiani, head of research and development at Lamborghini, said maintaining weight is the main challenge. Even the lightest solutions are expected to add hundreds of pounds to the curb weight of the car. Another issue is the consideration of potential emissions regulations in some countries or regions that may require a minimum electric range.

Spy footage behind the Lamborghini Aventador 2023 - Image credit: S. Baldauf/SB-MedienSpy footage behind the Lamborghini Aventador 2023 – Image credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

Spy footage behind the Lamborghini Aventador 2023 - Image credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

Spy footage behind the Lamborghini Aventador 2023 – Image credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

We can spot huge intakes on the sides, and the V-12 exhaust heads are installed higher than those on the Aventador. Expect peak power to hit 800 horsepower, which is a big jump over the 769-horsepower Aventador in the Ultimae look.

Outside of the powertrain, expect the car to feature all-wheel drive, all-wheel steering, and active aerodynamic technology. According to our photographer, the rear wing of the prototype was an active element.

Stay tuned for updates as development continues.

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