ITALY: As the world eagerly anticipates the unveiling of Lamborghini’s newest flagship car later this month, the company has released more details about the groundbreaking design of the vehicle. Codenamed LB744, this V12 plug-in hybrid supercar is Lamborghini’s replacement for the iconic Aventador.
The LB744 will make history as the first-ever super sports car with a front structure made entirely from carbon fibre. This unique feature, known as a “monofuselage,” cuts weight by 10% compared to its predecessor while increasing torsional stiffness by an impressive 25%.
The carbon fibre used for the front cone structures can absorb twice the energy of the metal structure found in the Aventador Ultimae.
The monofuselage isn’t the only innovative design feature of the LB744. Lamborghini has used high-strength aluminium alloys in the vehicle’s rear end with two hollow castings for the shock towers.
The super sports car also features a powertrain suspension integrated into a single component to reduce weight, boost rigidity, and minimise welding lines.
These design choices were necessary to offset the added weight of the electric motors and 3.8-kWh lithium-ion battery pack, which the Aventador did not have.
The LB744 is powered by a newly developed V12 6.5-litre naturally aspirated engine that weighs 37 pounds (17 kilograms) less than its predecessor, along with three electric motors.
The total output is an impressive 1,000 horsepower, with the front electric motors each capable of producing 475 lb-ft of torque and the ICE delivering 535 lb-ft.
A new dual-clutch, the eight-speed automatic transmission, sends all that power to the wheels.
The LB744 is the most powerful Lamborghini ever produced, with a redline of 9,500 rpm and the ability to operate in front-wheel-drive mode with the V12 shut off.
Thanks to its plug-in hybrid setup, the car’s CO2 emissions are down by 30%, and it should achieve significantly better fuel efficiency than the Aventador.
Lamborghini’s use of patented technology, such as “Forged Composites,” has been integral in developing the LB744’s unique design features. By using these new ideas, Lamborghini was able to make a car that is faster, stronger, lighter, and safer than its predecessors.
The LB744 will officially debut later this month, and the world is anticipating its arrival. This car will be a game-changer in the super sports car industry because of how innovative it is and how fast it can go.