Even as Lamborghini Gallardo remains the leading model and the company is eagerly awaiting the upcoming Urus SUV, the Italian automaker has something more special to celebrate. The 7000th Lamborghini Aventador and 9000th Huracan have been produced. The 7000th Lamborghini Aventador S Roadster, with chassis number 7000, is finished in Grigio Adamas silver metallic and is making its way to a customer in the United States. The 9000th Huracan Performante in Blue Nethuns is being delivered to a customer in Dubai.
The Lamborghini Huracán has also proved its commercial success with 9,000 units produced in just three years of production. The Blue Nethuns car, chassis number 9,000, is a Huracán Performante and will be delivered to a customer in Dubai.
This noteworthy achievement comes in 6 years that the Aventador has been in production, while the Huracan has achieved this feat in three years. If the Huracan continues at this pace and reaches the 14,000 mark, it will be as many in number as the Gallardo, which has been in production over the past 11 years. That’s a target of a little more than 5,000 cars in about 6 years time. A feat that’s going to take nowhere next to 6 years to achieve.
The new makes its debut on 4th December in Sant’Agata Bolognese, where the company originated. It will be entering production early in 2018 with deliveries to customers by middle of the year. However, Lamborghini has kept details of this luxury SUV under wraps. Urus will share the same platform as the Audi Q7 and Bentley Bentayga and will get a 4.0 litre V8 twin turbocharged engine offering around 650 hp power. A hybrid powertrain version will be introduced later.
While Lamborghini Huracan continues to reach milestones, the Huraca?n successor expected in about 5 years (2022) will in fact run on a plug-in hybrid powertrain on next gen battery tech. Keeping weight to a minimum, the car will be able have an electric-only mode too.
The Italian supercar maker, which is well known for its reluctance to move away from naturally aspirated engines, has already confirmed a hybrid powertrain will be launched in its new SUV, the Urus. While the Aventador will continue on a naturally aspirated V12 engine, the Huraca?n successor will go the hybrid way.