Although there are electric hypercars such as Rimac Navera, El Lotus Avija or El Pininfarina BatistaAnd although Ferrari itself has confirmed that from 2025 it will have an exclusively battery-powered model, for many supercar lovers, giving up on the internal combustion engine is a challenge they are unwilling to take on.
Electrification is not the only problem, as all brands have taken the path of hybridizationEven in competition. Formula 1, World Endurance Championship (WEC), and Rally Championship (WRC), They already have a combination of gasoline and electricity to propel them.
few days ago, Bugatti showed in detail how its famous W16 engine is assembled in a video they titled “the last of its kind”. This is the brand that now controls remake automobilihas started era of hybridization for which this impeller The historic 8-litre engine that equipped the Veyron and Chiron models for 20 years would no longer be used.
Porsche has been the first company to bet on the existence of the internal combustion engine through the use of a synthetic fuel, the famous e-fuel. Volkswagen Group have invested some €100 million in association with other companies such as Siemens Energy, Enel and the Government of Chile, to build the first E-Fuel Plant in Punta ArenasIn the south of the Tasandean country. This laboratory fuel allows cars with thermal engines to continue operating normally but without GHG emissions into the atmosphere because they do not use fossil components.
Now, another brand from the same German conglomerate has decided to bet on the same solution. And although it keeps the hybrid projects intact, In its DNA is the V12 made by its founder which they are not ready to give up. Yes, The brand is Lamborghini, and the engine in question has been its hallmark since 1963, the year of its manufacture, as Ferruccio Lamborghini believed the 12-cylinder engine to represent a high-end sports car.
This follows a statement made by him recently Stephen Winkelmann, CEO De Lamborghininoting that “We still have an opportunity to enter the market for synthetic fuels in this type of car. However, if that doesn’t happen eventually, Lamborghini will be a fully electric company by the 2030s, but we have yet to make a decision. is not needed.”
While final approval for e-fuels by the European Union is awaited, Lamborghini continues to expand its portfolio by offering hybrid drives. A few days ago it was announced that the success SUV Urus There will be a version of these attributes, and something like hurricane. and although 2025. 100% electric car is in the pipeline forOf course, that decision does not mean that the path towards total electrification of the brand begins with that car. really, Porsche continues to overtake Taykanwith the confirmation of the next generation of EVs which include 718 and Macan before 2025.
One route does not interfere with the other. This is a philosophy that big manufacturers are adopting, are still aware of the limitations of a very limited electrical matrix. some do Like Toyota via HydrogenWho else bets on this element of nature as the fuel for the future, while it lab fuel options It seems to have started spreading to other brands.
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