Lamborghini has announced it has no intentions of coming out with an Aventador equipped with a rear-wheel drive layout.

Lamborghini has announced it has no intentions of coming out with an Aventador equipped with a rear-wheel drive layout.

The company from Sant’Agata Bolognese recently launched a RWD Huracan, but the bigger Aventador will not receive the same treatment. Why? Because the V12 engine simply has too much power and necessitates an all-paw layout. According to R&D director, Maurizio Reggiani, the model can “only be four-wheel drive because we have so much power and torque to manage; only with four driven wheels are you able to manage this.”

He went on to specify all future derivatives will continue to have an AWD arrangement, so don’t expect a special tail-happy Aventador to happen. As for the Huracan, the LP580-2 is probably a taste of what’s to come as Lamborghini is likely working on other RWD versions as well, one of which will be a more hardcore variant.

Interestingly, Lamborghini is not ruling out the idea of a rear-wheel drive edition of its upcoming Urus. The company’s LM002 spiritual successor is due in 2018, but a potential RWD configuration will probably come at a later date.

Until then, a so-called “Centenario” model will be out in Geneva next year and is expected to be an Aventador-powered Huracan limited to 20 coupes.

Source: autocar.co.uk

 

 

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