The Lamborghini V10
is a ninety degree
(90°) V10 petrol engine
which was developed for the Lamborghini Gallardo
automobile, first sold in 2003.
This is only the third internal combustion engine
developed by Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A.
, for use in the Gallardo, and the first engine developed by the company after they were acquired by AUDI AG
- part of the Volkswagen Group
. As such, it shares components and technology from other members of the group, specifically Audi.
and cylinder block
is built at the Audi Hungaria Motor Kft.
factory in Győr
, whilst final assembly is at Sant'Agata
. Its 90° vee angle is unusual for this particular configuration of cylinders; it was chosen to keep the center of gravity
of the engine low. For the same reason, a dry sump
lubrication system was also used.
There is speculation that this engine will also be fitted to a planned Audi RSR
sports car, based on the Audi Rosemeyer
There was also some speculation that the engine block of the original 5.0 litre
Lamborghini V10 is closely based on the Audi 4.2 FSI V8
, which Audi produces for their luxury cars. However, this was denied by AUDI AG, in their official documentation for their 5.2 FSI V10 engine
, as used in the Audi S6
and Audi S8
- the Lamborghini 5.0 V10 has a cylinder bore spacing of between centres, whereas the Audi 5.2 V10 cylinder bore spacing is . The cylinder heads
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