10,000 RPM, Two Turbos, and Three Electric Motors for Lamborghini’s New V-8


It might be two cylinders down on the Huracàn but the new Lamborghini Temerario is set to pack a V-8 engine with even more power.

The engine is “a clean sheet design,” says Chief Technical Officer Rouven Mohr and it will be coupled with a hybrid system featuring three electric motors which mean it could potentially match the V-12 Revuelto for performance.

“I can guarantee you this twin-turbo V-8 combines the celebrated Lamborghini V-10 emotional progression through the linear torque curve on one hand with a high power and specific torque of a state-of-the-art new generation turbo engine,” adds Mohr.

The four-liter motor is a “Hot V” with its two turbochargers mounted between the cylinder banks, and that’s just the start of its sophisticated spec. There’s a flat plane crankshaft, titanium conrods, central direct injection, and finger follower valvetrain all pushing the redline to a heady 10,000 rpm.

It will sound no less epic than the V-10 it replaces, says Lamborghini. “A crucial element of the design process was to refine the sound, to give the new powerplant a unique and distinctive character and deliver the driver an unparalleled driving experience. The characteristics of the new V-8 intensify in a crescendo that at high revs reaches its peak in terms of volume and frequency content and this, in harmony with the vibrations transmitted to the chassis by the flat-plane crankshaft, creates an all-encompassing sensory experience.”

Peak power of 800 hp (that’s 200 hp per liter) comes in at 9000-9750rpm with 538 lbft of torque available from 4000-7000 revs. Mounted between the engine and the dual-clutch transmission is an axial flux electric motor throwing a further 110 kW (150 hp) and an extra 300 Nm (221 lbft) into the mix.

Two additional electric motors will be fitted to the front axle, and if they’re the same units as on the Revuelto they’ll boost overall power by another 300 horses. That would put the Temerario comfortably ahead of rivals such as the Ferrari 296 GTB and McLaren Artura.

The Temerario is expected to make its debut in August with an appearance at Monterey Car Week looking very likely.

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    Hopefully the electronics have their source from Porsche. This should be a pretty amazing car as far as numbers are concerned. We’ll see in a few months what it looks like.

    Sorry I’m going to be that guy… I can’t imagine trying to keep this engine running right, the money involved. A single turbo GM V8 for the win… Heck an iron 6.0 out of a truck with a turbo on it would do.

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