Lamborghini’s $2.5 Million Hybrid Hypercar Has Sold Out Before It’s Even Been Built
Going, going, gone.
In September Lamborghini reportedly plans to finally unveil the hybrid hypercar the Internet has been buzzing about for months. According to Motor1, it will be designated the LB48H and come equipped with an electric motor powering the front wheels while the rear axle will run on a 6.5-liter V12 good for a combined output of 838 hp.
It’ll also have a price tag of $2.5 million, but even if you’ve got that much lying around, don’t bother making room in your garage – word is all 63 examples have already been pre-sold.
The LB48H – no doubt Lambo will think up a way cooler name by September – will reportedly be based on the Terzo Millenio concept (pictured) the automaker developed in collaboration with M.I.T., part of a three-year, $100 million partnership.
There will only be 63 built in a nod to 1963, the year Lamborghini was founded. The hybrid tech is also slated to be available in the company’s flagship Aventador models come 2020, though the marque’s Commercial Officer, Federico Foschini, says it may be delayed.
“Maybe it will be a little bit later, because of the success of the current Aventador is still so huge that we don’t need to change,” he told Australia’s Motoring. “For example, the Aventador SVJ has been pre-sold just in the first three to four weeks.”
Motor1 points out that going hybrid will actually add more weight to the car, potentially countering any performance gains. To offset that Lamborghini plans to up the carbon fiber quotient. Finally Foschini says Lambo has an additional “surprise” in store for Frankfurt, most likely a plug-in hybrid version of the Urus.
That one you might even be able to buy.