We previously heard that the new Lamborghini Urus would come with a twin turbo V8 engine and now the supercar company has confirmed that the engine will not be used in their other models.
The Lamborghini Urus will come with a 4.0 litre twin turbo engine, the company has considered using this new engine in some of their other vehicles but have now decided not to.
The news comes from Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann who said that the company has considered using this new engine in their other cars but had decided against it because ‘it conflicted with Lamborghini’s ‘one car, one engine’ ethos.’
Lamborghini’s current models like the Aventador and Huracan use naturally aspirated engines and companies like Porsche are switching to turbo engines with their new 911 range, this is something that Lamborghini may do in the future.
“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.”
The new Lamborghini Urus is scheduled to launch in 2018 and it is expected to cost £180,000 when it launches.