Revuelto- 'The first super sports V12 hybrid HPEV '
Over the past 60 years, Lamborghini has developed a reputation for producing stylish and powerful vehicles. Their latest model, the Revuelto, is no exception.
Billed as a successor to the critically acclaimed Aventador, the Italian manufacturer's first plug-in high-performance electrified vehicle pairs a naturally aspirated V12 engine with three electric motors to deliver an impressive 1015 cv power output.
With a top speed of over 217 mph and a 0-62 mph time of just 2.5 seconds, this super sports car promises to deliver exhilarating experiences for drivers and passengers alike. There is simply no doubt that the Revuelto not only matches – but exceeds – the lofty expectations set by its predecessor.
This isn’t Lamborghini’s first hybrid sports car. That honor goes to the Sián FKP 37 which was unveiled in 2019. However, the Revuelto takes things one step further. The Italian marque describes it as the first 'high-performance electrified vehicle'(HPEV) for good reason. It’s a hybrid equipped with a light lithium-ion battery within the transmission tunnel in the chassis’ central section. This design ensures reduced emissions when compared to previous V12 cars without compromising performance.
With its weight-optimized design, the Revuelto's unique powertrain configuration delivers the best weight-to-power ratio in Lamborghini's history at a remarkable 1.75 kg/cv. It's clear that this car means business.
A new 6.5L L545 engine, billed as Lamborghini's 'lightest and most powerful' yet, delivers 825 cv at 9250 rpm and features a redesigned power distribution system. This is complemented by three electric motors – one of which is located within the eight-speed, double-clutch transverse gearbox – providing an additional 190 cv. Fully-electric driving is possible thanks to the 4500 W/kg lithium-ion battery pack within the transmission tunnel. That should come in handy for the carbon emissions conscious fans out there.
To call the Revuelto's design stunning would be an understatement. Lamborghini has drawn inspiration from the aerospace world for their latest car, resulting in an imposing silhouette that lays the groundwork for future super sports cars. However, the Revuelto design isn't a particularly significant departure from previous offerings. The signature Y-shape design can be found on the running lights and the center console, ensuring some continuity across the marque's diverse line-up.
Aerodynamic efficiency underlines the Revuelto's sleek exterior, leading to vastly improved front and rear aerodynamic loads compared to the Aventador Ultimae. Lamborghini has developed all-new actuators for its bespoke active rear wing, ensuring optimum aerodynamic performance in any condition by automatically adjusting its position depending on your driving style. Should you wish to tweak the Revuelto's aerodynamic performance to your liking, you can manually adjust the wing position through a dedicated rotor on the steering wheel.
The Revuelto's unique chassis – nicknamed the 'Monofuselage' – is the first on a super sports car to have its front structure entirely formed from carbon fiber. This results in a 10% lighter chassis and 20% lighter front frame than the Aventador's. Furthermore, its front cone structures also have double the energy absorption of the Aventador's aluminum front frame – providing you peace of mind to enjoy the Revuelto's radically improved driving experience.
With over 400 bodywork colors available – all using sustainable, water-based paint, together with further options for personalization, Lamborghini can tailor the highly-customizable Revuelto to suit the tastes of any owner.
The Revuelto's cabin is far more spacious than the Aventador Ultimae: its roof design provides 26mm (about 1.02 in) more headroom, while the 'monofuselage' chassis provides an additional 84mm (about 3.31 in) of legroom. In addition to the storage compartment underneath the hood, more storage space is available behind the seats – meaning you won't have to worry about running out of room to hold your things (so long as you don’t get too ambitious with the number of bags you plan to take on your trip).
Lamborghini has also placed a significant emphasis on intuitive interior design. Extensive digital touchscreen displays are present on both sides of the dashboard, enabling drivers and passengers to easily view the same information simultaneously. The racing-inspired steering wheel allows drivers to change driving modes without unnecessary distractions, creating a smooth and seamless driving experience.
Although pricing details for the Revuelto have yet to be released, we know that the Revuelto will enter production later this spring, with deliveries starting in the last quarter of the year. Now that it's just a matter of time before the Revuelto hits the streets, it's only fair to say 'farewell, Aventador;' it was nice knowing you.