2023 Lamborghini Aventador successor spied

The next Lamborghini flagship will feature V12 hybrid power and, based on these images, wild looks in keeping with the brand's past.

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The successor to the Lamborghini Aventador will look every bit as wild as the car it’s set to replace.

A car believed to be the next Aventador – we don’t know what it’ll be called yet – has been spied during testing. The wedge shape is familiar, as are some of the details hidden beneath the camouflage.

Up front, the detailing is every bit as angular as you’d expect. There are hints of Sian about it, although the rear has a different look thanks to its slim LED lights. Those Aventador tail lights are, as you can probably tell, stickers.

Under the skin, the next flagship Lamborghini will feature a new, naturally-aspirated V12 engine mated with a hybrid system.

According to Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann, who spoke to CarExpert at the launch of the Huracan Tecnica in Italy last week, the new V12 will sound “amazing”.

“For me the brand has to maintain the character today to fulfil the dream of the people. Both the fans and the customers,” he said.

Outputs for the new powertrain haven’t been revealed, but Lamborghini isn’t likely to move backwards from what’s on offer in the Aventador. Its V12 powertrain makes 574kW and 720Nm in LP780-4 Ultimae guise.

With all-wheel drive and an automated manual transmission, the Ultimae can complete the 0-100km/h sprint in 2.8 seconds, hit the double tonne in 8.7 seconds, and max out at 355km/h.

The super capacitor setup used in the limited-run Sian has been deemed a “bridge technology” that’s unable to meet EU mandates, and therefore its 602kW hybrid V12 doesn’t necessarily foreshadow what to expect from the Aventador’s replacement.

The Aventador’s replacement is expected to debut in time to go on sale globally in 2023.

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Scott Collie is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne, Australia. Scott studied journalism at RMIT University and, after a lifelong obsession with everything automotive, started covering the car industry shortly afterwards. He has a passion for travel, and is an avid Melbourne Demons supporter.

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