The replacement for the Lamborghini Huracan will be available with a plug-in hybrid drivetrain.

"The [next] Huracan — that car will need hybridisation. Hybridisation is the answer, not [full] electric,” Stefano Domenicali, head of Lamborghini, told Autocar.

According to the British magazine, the successor to Huracan is due to be launched in 2022, and will feature a plug-in hybrid drivetrain.

Echoing what he told CarAdvice earlier this year at the launch of Huracan Performante, Domenicali noted: "There is still a lot of potential for the V12. The right approach for us is to have the V10 and V12 to suit our customers and then be ready to switch [to a hybrid] at the right moment.”

As such, it's understood the replacement for the Aventador, due before the Huracan's successor, will stick with a naturally aspirated V12 engine.

Above: Lamborghini Huracan LP580-2.

Maurizio Reggiani, Lamborghini's head of research and development, describes the central problem of developing a plug-in hybrid supercar as being a question of range – not so much on the road necessarily, but ensuring maximum performance is available for more than a few laps on a track.

Although Lamborghini will adapt technology from elsewhere in the Volkswagen empire for its Urus plug-in hybrid crossover, Reggiani says fulfilling the "Lamborghini super-sports car mission" will see the company lean on its external partnerships, including one signed last year with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).