Lamborghini to keep naturally aspirated engines alive (for now)

Stephan Winkelmann has told Autocar that while the manufacturer is not eternally tied to naturally aspirated engines, they will keep them longer as a differentiating factor. Winkelmann is referring to the two-seater, not the Urus SUV, which will have a supercharged engine.

And how does Lamborghini plan to comply with anti-pollution regulations with fast-turning naturally aspirated engines? The answer lies in post-exhaust treatments, the same as is done with diesel engines. Winkelmann stated that turbochargers serve to reduce CO2 emissions, but not so much other pollutants.

It was not revealed how these pollutants will be reduced, we will know in the future. In gasoline, the most common is to have exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) and three-way catalytic converters to reduce emissions of carbon monoxide (CO) and nitrogen oxides (NOx). As for particulates, for the time being, gasoline engines are "free exhaust".

Winkelmann added that if it is necessary to abandon the atmospheric engines, it will be done, so the door is not closed to the future descendants of Aventador and Huracan incorporate shells in their openings. In fact, there are preparations in which this has already happened, and the results are spectacular.

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