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Lamborghini planning limited-edition hybrid hypercar?by Ronan Glon
Odds are it\'s already sold out.
The Terzo Millennio concept (pictured) Lamborghini introduced last year wasn't merely a rolling display of technology. It has inspired a limited-edition hypercar the firm has already been shown to select few prospective buyers, according to a recent report.
Lamborghini calls the car LB48H, according to The Supercar Blog. It borrows styling cues from the Terzo Millennio but it swaps the concept's battery-electric powertrain for a hybrid set-up. There's no word yet on whether it's a mild hybrid, a standard hybrid, or a plug-in hybrid. We'd bet on the latter, though.
Interestingly, the LB48H's design, drivetrain, and technology will preview the Aventador's successor, which we expect to see around 2020. This has happened before. Remember the 2007 Reventon? The blacked-out, limited-edition model gave the world an early look at the Aventador introduced in 2011.
Lamborghini will allegedly show the LB48H in New York and in Tokyo in the coming months, and production will begin before the end of the year. If that's accurate, we might get our first glimpse of it in August during the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. Of course, Lamborghini hasn't commented on the report.
The Supercar Blog adds Lamborghini will make just 63 examples of the car, a number likely chosen because Ferruccio Lamborghini founded the company that bears his name in 1963. Pricing will start in the vicinity of $2.5 million.