The long-awaited successor to the Aventador will finally debut in March, but Lamborghini’s next V12 machine makes an early debut on the WIPO website. If the acronym doesn’t sound familiar, it stands for World Intellectual Property Organization. The official sketches below are undoubtedly the real deal, as the owner is written in black and white: “Automobili Lamborghini SPA” Interestingly, the patent was filed with the North Macedonian office.
While the images are far from of the highest quality, they do give us a thorough understanding of Sant’Agata Bolognese’s upcoming flagship. In most cases, design patents don’t do the cars justice, as the sketches usually make them look boring. That’s not the case here, though, as even these low-resolution photos make us dizzy with excitement. It would be virtually impossible to confuse it with anything other than a Lamborghini.
The angry front apron makes us think of that SiÓnÒ FKP 37 while the top-mounted exhaust tips illustrate the hexagons, they remain a recurring theme. That massive diffuser emits Centenario vibes, and we also get a top-down view of the engine compartment, which is home to the all-new twelve-cylinder engine. The ICE won’t be alone as the Italian company has repeatedly announced that the supercar will adopt a plug-in hybrid powertrain. Not even Lamborghini is immune to strict emissions regulations, so let’s see the glass half full and be glad the V12 is still around.
Of course, the design patent reflects the numerous spy shots we’ve posted of cloaked prototypes over the past few months. The “Y” motif of the headlights and taillights can be seen here just as clearly as the generously dimensioned air intakes for cooling the powerful engine. Although the images don’t provide a glimpse of the inside, auto paparazzi photographed the interior of a test vehicle in November to show one City driving mode, a speed of 8,500 rpm and two screens on the center console.
The Aventador replacement will be followed by a Huracan successor, which will also be a hybrid. additionally Urus was spied testing a PHEV setup earlier today as Lamborghini intends to partially electrify all three cars by 2024. An all-electric model is slated for launch in the second half of the decade.