With regards to engines, I think we can take the following facts into consideration
- Confirmed less than 12, more than 6 cylinders
- Redlines at 9000+ RPM(maybe more)
- Development was going on together with Porsche and started 2-3 years ago
L is part of VAG and there are rumors of Porsche management playing a big role. They are experts at extracting money from customers.
Given the current competitive landscape a V8 would be sufficient to achieve engine-wise superiority.
(striked as not necessarily a fact)
The higher redline means that this likely cannot be the old V10(basically would probably necessitate a redesign from the ground up).
A redesign would also probably be necessary to comply with emissions tests, though I am not familiar enough with these to say for sure.
I agree with statements that the engine may likely be a platform shared engine with AVR, I don't see why that dictates it will be 2 cylinders chopped off and not 4. (Both of these would require equally drastic engine reworks)
I believe the new wave of V10 speculation(in all the articles that are getting posted) came from the following statement:
“That will be a new V10, the new Huracan, up to now we can not disclose what engine will be fit to the car. But it will be a hybrid. Because our hybridisation phase, the Huracan will be 2024 where we will release the hybrid version of the new Huracan, mid 24, we will release the new car.”
I believe it is being misinterpreted
, as the Asia Pac regional director refers to the new lower-end model as "a new V10"
but then immediately says he cannot disclose engine. Article authors take this as a chance to say "yay V10".
Lastly on a more speculative note, we heard rumors that at the board meeting the fight for V12 was strong for the AV R. Given that in the decision for the H R engine there would not be a strong historical argument or a competitor argument like F with V12, I think the V10 advocates already lost to the rest of board a few years ago.
There was also some information on supposed selective turbo charging(activating at higher rpm ranges), if it were a V10 with turbo the power output would climb to at least 800+hp(Don't forget that turbo also helps with efficiency and as such regulatory compliance). Add hybridization and seems like a bit much of a jump in power for base model.