The free-breathing, naturally-aspirated Lamborghini V12 engine is one the greatest things to happen to the world of automobiles. The iconic Italian is often worshipped by car enthusiasts for being able to preserve the treasured piece of automotive art even in this age of extreme emission restrictions. The Lamborghini CEO, Stephan Winkelmann, even commented that the V12 might survive for a few more years thanks to hybridization; however, purists scoff at the idea of adulterating the mighty V12 by electrifying it. If you’re one of them then let me tell you that 2022 will be the last year in Lamborghini’s history to see the launch of a pure gasoline-powered car. What it means is all the models that’ll be launched next year onwards will have some form of electrification. Horrified? Don’t be. It’s a very small price to pay to keep the beloved Lamborghini V12 for a little while longer.
According to a report by Automotive News Europe, Winkelmann has that this year will be the last time that the company will offer a combustion engine in its purest form. But we already knew this for a while. The company will introduce 4 new models this year and the very last Aventador, appropriately named the Ultimae, the very last V12 road-going vehicle from Sant’Agata Bolognese without hybrid assistance. Lamborghini’s CEO also announced that 2021 was their best year as the company delivered 8405 vehicles, setting a new all-time sales record. The Lamborghini Urus was one of the biggest factors for the marque’s stellar sales numbers. Almost 60 percent of all the Lamborghinis sold across the world were Urus. But this reminds me, we should value what we have now. Everything in the near future will be crossovers with whiny electric motors.
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Written BySayan Chakravarty
Sayan Chakravarty, a Senior Writer at Luxurylaunches, brings over 10 years of automotive journalism expertise. He provides insightful coverage of the latest cars and motorcycles across American and European markets, while also highlighting luxury yachts, high-end watches, and gadgets. An authentic automobile aficionado, his commitment shines through in educating readers about the automotive world. When the keyboard rests, Sayan feeds his wanderlust, traversing the world on his motorcycle.