New Lamborghini V12, how it reaches 1,015 HP

 180 HP in City, 886 HP in Road, 907 HP in Sport, 1,015 HP in Race Mode





The new Lamborghini V12, the model that replaces the Lamborghini Aventador, is a plug-in hybrid supercar with naturally aspirated engine and carbon fiber body, capable of developing 1,015 HP of total power, with a new 8-speed dual-clutch gearbox and all-wheel drive.

These are the main features released in recent days by Lamborghini for the car that collects the legacy of the brand's historic 12-cylinder cars: Lamborghini 350 GT, Lamborghini 400 GT, Lamborghini Miura, Lamborghini Countach, Lamborghini Diablo, Lamborghini MurciƩlago, Lamborghini Aventador.

 And now new information is arriving from Sant'Agata Bolognese on how to
 driving (also 100% electric with 4WD traction), on the management of the two front electric motors and the rear electric motor, on weight distribution, on aerodynamics, on the braking system and on other characteristics that define driving dynamics of the new sports car of the Bull.


New Lamborghini V12: Recharge, Hybrid and Performance.
The code name of the new Lamborghini V12 is LB744, waiting to know what this supercar with 6.5 naturally aspirated engine will really be called with 825 HP at 9,250 rpm, limiter at 9,500 rpm and 725 Nm of torque at 6,750 rpm .  Compared to these data, which we told you about in the article dedicated to the engine of the new Lamborghini V12, we now also know how driving methods change.


There are 3 programs to manage electrification - Recharge, Hybrid and Performance - selectable with a dedicated rotor that supports the one that allows you to choose the "mappings" already present on other Lamborghinis: Strada, Sport and Corsa, to which is also added the City mode.

New Lamborghini V12, City modemode
In the "City" configuration, delivery is softened (maximum power 180 HP) for driving at low speed, in traffic, even when the car moves on electric power alone. When the lithium-ion battery drops below the minimum energy level, part of the power of the V12 engine is used for recharging (in the Recharge driving mode), which can also be done by connecting to an AC electrical outlet with powers up to 7 kW. In these conditions, the suspensions, traction control thresholds and gearbox are also calibrated to offer maximum comfort.

New Lamborghini V12, Street mode
on the "road" the power level rises to 886 hp, with the v12 engine always running, also to provide a constant state of charge to the battery that powers the 3 electric motors, with the 2 front ones helping to set the trajectories when cornering with torque vectoring strategies and with the moving elements of active aerodynamics that are positioned to maximize stability at high speed, such as on the autobahns, the German motorways with no speed limits. 

New Lamborghini V12, Sport mode
 Switching to "Sport" the true character of the new Lamborghini V12 begins to emerge for each of the 3 electrification modes that can be combined (Recharge, Hybrid and Performance). In this situation the V12 petrol engine - supported by the hybrid module - reaches 907 HP of power and amplifies the level of sound, volume, to make the driving experience more engaging; the gearbox also becomes more responsive, as do the suspension settings, with the aerodynamics also set up to make the car quicker when changing direction.

New Lamborghini V12, Corsa mode
 By combining the "Corsa" mode with the Performance strategy, a total power output of 1,015 HP is reached, adding the contribution of the 6.5 V12 to that of the electric motors, optimized both in terms of traction of the electric drive and as regards torque vectoring, with which better calibrate cornering trajectories. In addition, the electronic traction and stability control ESC can be deactivated or the launch control can be activated by holding down the button in the center of the left rotor on the steering wheel.


New Lamborghini V12, brakes and aerodynamics
 When it comes to stopping, you can count on a braking system with 410x38 mm carbon-ceramic discs at the front and 390x32 mm at the rear, with 10-piston front calipers and 4-piston rear calipers.
The management of the grip on the ground of the tires also passes through active aerodynamics, to arrive at 66% more deported than the Lamborghini Aventador S, compared to which resistance to forward movement also improves by 61%. The front splitter and the shapes of the roof guide the airflow, with the rear wing being of the mobile type, working overall with the semi-active suspension (with a wishbone pattern) in managing the vertical loads which determine the grip of the tyres.


New Lamborghini V12, suspension
 On the front suspension there are also flaps that take the flow from the front diffuser to direct it towards the brakes, cooling them, with a shape that together with the grilles inside the wheel arches reduce resistance by limiting the pressure around the wheels. In front of the rear wheels, moreover, there are NACA intakes which collect the flow from the underbody and convey it into the rear brake cooling duct.

 Furthermore, stiffer anti-roll bars have been designed than those of the Aventador S (+11% at the front and +50% at the rear), while the steering ratio has been reduced by 10% compared to the Aventador SVJ, following the philosophy of the Lamborghini Huracan STO.


New Lamborghini V12, dedicated Bridgestone tyres
 Finally, the collaboration with Bridgestone has been confirmed for the development of tires dedicated to the new V12 Lamborghini supercar, with Potenza Sport tires that have a front footprint that is 4% larger than that of the Aventador SVJ.


New Lamborghini V12: weight 44% front, 56% rear
 The arrangement of all these components, of these subsystems, derives from the layout of the new carbon fiber chassis of the Lamborghini V12 supercar which loses 10% of the weight compared to that of the Aventador with a torsional stiffness increased by 25%. This architecture leads to a weight distribution of 44% on the front and 56% on the rear, centralizing the masses towards the center of gravity and limiting the length of the wheelbase, i.e. the distance between the front and rear wheels.


New Lamborghini V12: torque vectoring, electric motors
The naturally aspirated 6.5 V12 engine is in a central rear position, with 2 front electric motors  (one per wheel) which implement torque vectoring strategies to give more directionality in tight bends and at the same time offer stability at high speed, distributing the torque on each wheel and collaborating with the control logic of the rear steering wheels.

The torque vectoring of the new Lamborghini V12 intervenes on the brakes only when strictly necessary, and in the braking phase the regeneration of electric energy reduces the stress on the brakes, while helping to recharge the battery of the hybrid module.


New Lamborghini V12: battery in the passenger compartment
 The third electric motor, mounted on the rear, also intervenes in this energy recovery phase. It is mated to the new 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, which is mounted transversely behind the petrol engine: consequently, in the central tunnel of the passenger compartment, between the seats

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