Lamborghini boss Stephan Winkelmann says that the twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 destined for the Urus SUV won't be used in Huracán or Aventador derivatives
Matt Burt
14 December 2015

The twin-turbo V8 engine that will power the forthcoming Lamborghini Urus SUV is unlikely to be installed in the company’s supersports cars in the near future.

The Huracán uses a naturally aspirated V10 and the Aventador a V12, but these engines have been eschewed for the Urus in favour of a new 4.0-litre unit.

Chief executive Stephan Winkelmann said the company had “discussed” the potential for the V8 to be used in existing cars in the range, but it was dismissed because it conflicted with Lamborghini’s ‘one car, one engine’ ethos.

“On the supersports cars we are convinced that the choices we have made with the naturally aspirated engines are still the right ones,” he said.

“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.”

“But we never said this is the only opportunity and by looking at a third model with a different mission, it is clear that for the purpose of the Urus the turbo is the right choice."

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14 December 2015
Yes, an Adventator with the engine from an Audi RS6 probably is a step too far.

19 December 2015
scrap wrote:

Yes, an Adventator with the engine from an Audi RS6 probably is a step too far.

Yes this engine won't be used in any other car. Apart from the Audi RS4,6,7,8 VW Continental GT etc etc etc .....

wmb

14 December 2015
"Chief executive Stephan Winkelmann said the company had “discussed” the potential for the V8 to be used in existing cars in the range, but it was dismissed because it conflicted with Lamborghini’s ‘one car, one engine’ ethos."

Since the Urus is a platform mate of the Bentley Bentayga, we know the vehicle can hold a bigger engine. I just wonder if the real reason they won't put anything larger in, is due to how short and low the front hood/engine area is! To me at least, it seems that, for such a big vehicle, when they styled it, they worked really had to keep its proportions tight against the vehicles. Perhaps if they went with a larger 'V' configuration motor, they would have to redesign the engine compartment around it. Extending it up and forward of the axle would give it more of a Honda/Acura ZDX look, which I do not believe Lamborghini is going for! I'm sure no one agrees with me, but these are my thoughts. I think the styling of the Urus concept is spot on and I hope they don't change a thing when they bring it to production!

14 December 2015
Not an engine for A Lamborghini.

No turbo !!!

17 December 2015
They called it a niche market and then every tom dick and harry went for it. With Bentley probably even a roller and this Lambo and dont forget the Massa is anything left to spoil??

what's life without imagination

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