Company boss confirms hybrid model is being readied
6 August 2009

Lamborghini will have a hybrid model on sale by 2015, according to company boss Stephan Winkelmann.

Speaking in an interview with German magazine Automobilewoche, Winkelmann said the first hybrid Lamborghini would use a small electric motor to propel the car at low speeds but would switch to either a V10 or V12 petrol engine thereafter.

Winkelmann also ruled out following in Audi or Mercedes’ footsteps and building an all-electric car.

He also suggested that the Gallardo would be easier to use as a test-bed model for the technology than a Murcielago.

Ferrari is also known to be preparing a hybrid car, with insiders hinting at a 2015 on-sale date.

Twitter - follow autocar.co.ukSee all the latest Lamborghini reviews, news and video

Find an Autocar car review

Driven this week

Add your comment

Log in or register to post comments

Find an Autocar car review

Driven this week