Lamborghini Rules Out RWD Aventador and Urus Models

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Lamborghini has ruled out the idea of producing a rear-wheel-drive Aventador.

That means the Aventador won’t follow in the footsteps of the Huracan, which recently debuted its rear-wheel-drive variant in Los Angeles. The Italian automaker insists that the Aventador has too much power for rear-wheel drive (tell that to Dodge) and the exotic must remain all-wheel drive because “only with four driven wheels are you able to manage this,” meaning 690 horsepower and 507 pound-feet of torque. The confirmation comes from research and development director Maurizio Reggiani, who added that it’s mainly due to the state-of-the-art control systems in the Aventador.

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As for the Huracan, Reggiani claims that from the beginning of its development, Lamborghini looked at computer simulations and decided that two-wheel drive was a possibility from the get-go.

Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann also believes that a rear-wheel-drive Urus is out of the question, saying that taking away the SUV’s all-wheel drive would make it a “lookalike” 4×4 that wouldn’t have off-road capability the Urus is expected to have.

[Source: Autocar]

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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