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Lamborghini cars will not feature turbocharged engines

By FaezClutchless on 14 Feb 2012

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The usage of turbocharged engines is getting pretty rife in the last decade or so. The main reasons for this are exhaust emission regulations and also the positive highway mileage that turbo-ed engines offer. Lamborghini is one automaker that has always used high displacement, naturally aspirated engines in their cars and they have no intentions to change that.

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During an interview with Autocar, Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelman mentioned that he does not see Lamborghini using turbocharged engines in this decade but he also said that it could happen in the near future.

In addition, he stated that the future can take its own path when fuel regulations are involved and any development along those lines must be consistent with the DNA of Lamborghini. Winkelman added that the next generation Gallardo is set to be launched in around two years time and it should not come with a turbocharged engine.

However, there are rumoured reports of Audi working with Bentley on a turbocharged V8 engine to be used in the next Audi R8 and the engine might be used on higher performance cars within the Volkswagen Group.

Although turbocharged engines are used heavily on most of Lamborghini’s parent company’s cars (Volkswagen Group), the Italian company is not going down that route yet and they are also aware of the need to use them one day. When that happens, Lamborghini cars might lose some characteristics that Lamborghini owners expect and that are the beautiful engine sound and also the engine response.

Photo credit: Net Car Show

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