The Lamborghini OEM battery is pretty solid and held it's charge quite well but then again I only had the 2021 EVO for 5 months. Also had a 2019 580-2 also with an OEM battery and again it was also a solid performer.On the new Evos, what battery type is OEM? AGM? LiFePO4?
And follow-up question, after how much time of sitting around should it be connected to the trickle charger?
I’m really surprised new Evo doesn’t come with Lithium. Lithium is much lighter and tolerates better sitting around since these cars usually not daily drivers.I had a lithium Voltphreaks battery in my r8 for several years, never had issues with it and it never dies because it shuts itself off to not discharge fully and you just turn it on again by pushing a button. Also weighs like 9 pounds.
The issue with this battery is when it shuts off it resets the date/time every time...I had it on for a week, hated it so I removed itI had a lithium Voltphreaks battery in my r8 for several years, never had issues with it and it never dies because it shuts itself off to not discharge fully and you just turn it on again by pushing a button. Also weighs like 9 pounds.
Lithium ion gets away with running less amp hours because the internal resistance of a LifePo4 is 1/3 of a typical lead acid battery but this does depend on the manufacturer and construction technique so speaking in generalities. A typical Huracán/R8 battery is 95Ah depending on region and weighs about 60 pounds. A lithium ion battery does not need the same amp hours as a lead acid because less electrical output is wasted on friction in the better designs like Antigravity Batteries.lambo's stock battery is quite ok. It is not worth the hassle replacing it. i did it once with LiFePO4 and reverted back to stock.
Still if you do, just keep in mind evo mmi and internal components need energy when ignition is on. so if you get a LiFePO4 battery, it better have 60-70ah or more juice like the stock one. otherwise it will drain sooner than you think just when you're sitting in the car. some LiFePO4 manufacturers trick by saying "pb equivalent" referring to cranking power and selling much smaller batteries than it can be used reasonably in real life. That's pure BS.
I sell a lot of Antigravity batteries to owners with various front engine Audi vehicles. Audi places the battery in the trunk. On my RS5, it's literally a 911 in reverse, the entire V8 engine sits in front of the front axle line, battery out back. I calculated that the weight loss is about the same as driving around on a mostly empty tank of gas.Also, if you did replace the battery the weight is such a drastic difference I wonder if it would upset the balance of the car noticeably since the front end would be almost 50 pounds lighter. In my case I balanced things out with the R8 by also installing a lighter aftermarket exhaust. You also need something to clamp the battery in place since it's so small.
Typically, if you keep the OE battery in good shape (ie. don't let it go dead too many times) then they last quite a long time. Part of it is the battery monitoring system and charging logistics but also the fact the battery is not being doused by radiant heat from a hot engine bay.Won’t have my Huracan until February but whenever the lead acid battery dies I’ll strongly consider replacing it with the lithium antigravity
I would expect at least a five year life span honestly. I went seven on my RS5 battery living in a hot/humid climate but it was also daily driven. Batteries tend to degrade as their cells become damaged and the number of discharge/recharge cycles goes up. They can degrade more quickly due to a variety of reasons on the manufacturing side (quality control basically) but in general they'll last a long time as long as you don't let them die and recharge them constantly. So a tender is a great idea.
Thank you Lambo 2018! I'm a car nut through and through honestly and the vendor thing is a late addition to life that came out of sleepless nights designing components in my head which I knew would benefit the community at large.Michel, thanks for taking the time to educate. I am sure the information will help quite a few other members of our forum as well. First and foremost, I love driving my supercars but I love equally the opportunity to learn about this great hobby.