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Having been around for nearly a decade, the Lamborghini Aventador is due to be replaced by an all-new model, which Lamborghini has previously said will have a V12 hybrid powertrain. However, speculation has been rife about the future of the 6.5-litre V12, with the VW Group reportedly reluctant to invest in upgrading the V12 to meet EU7 emission standards. Without the V12, Lamborghini would be forced to go with a smaller engine for the Aventador’s successor, but the company has shot the rumour down, reiterating its stance on the future of the illustrious V12.

No U-turn on V12 power

In a media interaction following the introduction of the Sian Roadster, Maurizio Reggiani, Chief Technical Officer at…

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