The twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 that will power the incoming Lamborghini Urus SUV won’t find its way into other models from the supercar manufacturer, Lamborghini CEO Stephen Winkelmann has confirmed.
According to Winkelmann, Lamborghini considered using the new V8 powerplant in other models in addition to the Urus, however this would have gone against their ‘one car, one engine’ philosophy. The automaker also believes the naturally aspirated V10 and V12 engines in the Huracán and Aventador are more suited to those car’s sporting nature.
“On the supersports cars we are convinced that the choices we have made with the naturally aspirated engines are still the right ones,” said Winkelmann.
“We are not saying that future engines will never beat what we have in our cars; we are saying as long as there is nothing that is better, especially at low revs or in terms of the sound that the V10 and V12 have, we stick to them.”
Lamborghini first confirmed a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 would find its way under the hood of the Urus in early December, and while they didn’t disclose power figures, they did say the Urus would be the fastest vehicle in its class once it goes on sale in 2018.
Not my cup of tea. but it says it will be the fastest in its class, can’t wait to see it in action. preferably in the 1/4 mile.