Lamborghini CEO Says No to Turbo Engines For Now
In a recent interview for AutoCar, an UK based online automotive website, Lamborghini boss Stephan Winkelmann confirmed that Lamborghini will say no to turbocharged engines for this decade. He however didn’t rule out the possibility of the same introduced in a later time period.
In all things considered, this is really some good news for automotive fans. With the most sports cars and exotic cars manufacturers turning to smaller, turbocharged engines to meet the demand and latest ecology normatives, Lamborghini is staying true to the naturally aspirated engines. For now that is.
“For the time being it will not happen. For this decade, I don’t see it happening in the super sport car business – although I would also caution against saying it could never happen,” said Winkelmann.
He also added “The future can take its own path when fuel regulations are involved. All I will say is that any development along those lines must be consistent with the DNA of Lamborghini,”.
Even this can put our minds to ease when considering we shall enjoy a few more years of Lamborghini’s naturally aspirated V10 and V12 engines, the future however holds some not so clear messages that we are receiving in the past few months. However, the newest Lamborghini Gallardo which will be launched “at least two years down the road” shall not feature a turbocharged engine when it arrives.
But according to various sources, there is talk about suggestions that the new Gallardo shall receive turbocharged engines from midway through its lifespan, meaning somewhere around 2020 or so. Until then, we are happy to enjoy the fire breathing, porn music making Lambo’s that we are accustomed to!
Image: Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 Bicolore
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