The Aventador’s successor has left the Sant’Agata Bolognese stable. The Revuelto, as it is called, becomes the brand’s first plug-in hybrid model. Its pedigree is worthy of its name: 1015 horsepower are extracted from its brand new naturally aspirated V12 and 3 electric motors.
The task will not be easy for the Revuelto: how to succeed one of the most emblematic supercars in terms of both performance and design, which had a career lasting 12 years?
In terms of styling, the Revuelto is inspired by the last trends inaugurated on the Aventador’s special series and in particular the Sian FKP37 presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2019. While many of the brand’s signature styling gimmicks are present and the Revuelto is immediately recognisable as a true Lambo, the overall look is less brutal and radical than its predecessor.
New interior philosophy
The new feature, inside the car, is the absence of the transmission tunnel in the centre of the cabin, replaced by the battery compartment. Since the Revuelto has an all-wheel drive system that uses electric motors on the front axle and its gearbox is now in a transverse position, it has been possible to free up more space and seat adjustment for the occupants. Also noteworthy is the fully digital interface and the appearance of a passenger monitor, similar to what Ferrari and Porsche have been offering for some time.
4 engines, all-wheel drive and 1015 PS
Technically, the Revuelto, like the Aventador, is based on a carbon monocoque body, which increases its rigidity by 25% while reducing its mass by 10%. The front subframe, made of aluminium, is 20% lighter.
Behind the cell, an all-new naturally-aspirated V12 engine is installed. With a displacement of 6.5 litres, it develops 825 bhp and 725 Nm with a 9500 rpm cut-off. We’re already looking forward to hearing its vocals. For the first time, power is transmitted via an 8-speed dual-clutch gearbox.
The electric drive system is based on three motors: one connected directly to the gearbox and the other two behind each of the front wheels. They are powered by a 3.8 kWh battery pack located longitudinally in the centre of the cabin. The cumulative power of the system reaches 1015 hp, 15 more than the Ferrari SF90 Stradale. Lamborghini promises that the batteries can be recharged in two ways: in 30 minutes on a 7 kW charger or in 6 minutes on the move, thanks to regenerative braking and the V12 acting as a generator.
The performance is up to the task despite the announced weight of 1772 kg: the 0 to 100 km/h is blown away in 2.5 seconds, it takes less than 7 seconds to go from 0 to 200 km/h and the top speed tops out at over 350 km/h.
The Lamborghini Revuelto remains faithful to an all-wheel drive system; the rear wheels are driven by the combustion engine and its electric assistance, and the front wheels by their respective engines. Another advantage of this architecture is that the electric motors at the front can act as torque vectors to improve the supercar’s agility in sporty driving. No less than 13 driving modes are available for the Revuelto, depending on the type of driving and propulsion desired.