During a recent journalist roundtable at the 2024 Revuelto hybrid supercar preview event, Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann shared exciting news. He revealed that the Urus SUV will become part of Lamborghini’s plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) lineup by 2024. Expected for release next year, the upcoming Urus PHEV will adopt Porsche’s LK5 engine powertrain, known as the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid.
The LK5 drivetrain combines a twin-turbo V8 with electric assistance, producing 690 horsepower. In comparison, the existing twin-turbo V8 unit in the Urus Performante model delivers 666 horsepower (without any hybrid technology), positioning the Urus in a similar league as the Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat and the Bentley Bentayga. With electric assistance, the 2024 Urus PHEV could reach around 820 horsepower, although specific torque figures are yet to be disclosed. Lamborghini’s design and engineering teams will likely modify the front profile styling to accommodate the new PHEV configuration. The exterior updates could include a revised larger air intake and tweaked headlights. However, the overall appearance of the Urus PHEV is expected to remain consistent with the popular V8 version. Fresh wheel designs and an enticing range of exterior color options are also anticipated.
It’s worth mentioning that Lamborghini previously introduced the hybrid Sián FKP 37 in 2019, featuring partial electrification through supercapacitors. The recently revealed 2023 Revuelto, successor to the Aventador, utilizes a 6.5-liter V12 engine combined with three electric motors producing a total output of 1,001 horsepower. The forthcoming Urus PHEV, positioned above the current Urus lineup, is set to deliver more power but will also weigh more due to the inclusion of a battery and electric motors.
Stay tuned for further updates as Lamborghini continues to expand its electrified offerings with the exciting Urus PHEV.
News Source: roadandtrack.com