Lamborghini's chief technical officer has confirmed the upcoming successor to the Aventador will keep the brand's iconic V12 powerplant, while also picking up hybrid tech.
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The Lamborghini Aventador's successor will retain its naturally aspirated V12 powerplant, according to the manufacturer’s chief technical officer Maurizio Reggiani.

The 6.5-litre engine will, however, be paired with a hybrid electric motor.

Speaking to Car & Driver earlier this week, Mr Reggiani said "the V12 has been part of the story of Lamborghini since the very beginning".

"It has been present in every year of our history, which is why our strategy and our vision for the future is to continue to have a V12 coupled with a hybrid motor," he added.

The contemporary S variant of the Aventador – which does not have hybrid power – puts out 544kW/690Nm, and is paired with a seven-speed transmission sending power to all four wheels.

The revelation comes amid speculation Volkswagen is looking to get out of the exotic car market, and could potentially sell off Lamborghini, alongside Bugatti and Ducati.