It’s the start of a new era for Lamborghini, with a new flagship taking over the reins from the Aventador. Called the Lamborghini Revuelto, it’s a muscular V12-packing brute that also happens to be a plug-in hybrid supercar.
That’s right, the newest Raging Bull is a plug-in hybrid just like the Prius you were driving many years ago. Except… you know… this one’s a legit supercar, with the aggressive looks, sporty performance, and unapologetically powerful engine you expect from the Italian marque.
The Lamborghini Revuelto stays true to the outfit’s familiar aesthetics, from the low stance and wide profile to the sharp lines and dramatic angles, making it instantly recognizable as a Lambo. It stays that way in the powertrain, too, with the vehicle housing a new 6.5-liter naturally-aspirated V12. That’s right, they created a whole new V12 powerplant at a time when many automakers are going electric. Joining the 814-horsepower engine feeding torque to the rear wheels is a radial flux motor integrated into the gearbox, while a pair of the same electric units send power to the front wheels, giving it all-wheel drive capabilities and electric torque vectoring. According to the outfit, you can turn off the engine and engage only the three motors for zero-emissions all-electric AWD, although you shouldn’t expect to get a lot of mileage from it.
Together, the hybrid combo produces 1,001 hp and 1,051 pound-feet of torque, allowing it to go from 0 to 62 mph in 2.5 seconds and hit top speeds of just over 217 mph, ensuring it delivers the supercar performance you expect from a Lambo. Transmission is an eight-speed, dual-clutch automatic mounted transversally behind the engine, which frees up the traditional transmission tunnel for the 3.8 kWh battery module that feeds power to the trio of electric motors. The battery can recharge in 30 minutes using a 7 kW charger, as well as juice up on the fly either via the V12, which only takes a couple of minutes, or through regenerative front wheel braking.
The Lamborghini Revuelto uses a new chassis structure that’s 10 percent lighter than the Aventador’s, while also offering improved torsional stiffness and driving dynamics. It has an all-carbon fiber structure, too, which doubles energy absorption during impact compared to the aluminum front frame of the outgoing model. Bodywork is made of more carbon fiber, specifically carbon composites developed in-house, helping limit the overall weight of the vehicle. While it’s not immediately noticeable, the vehicle has a subtle rear wing that uses newly-developed actuators to adjust position, all of which you can control from one of four rotors mounted on the steering wheel in the cabin. Other performance elements include a semi-active wishbone suspension, rar-wheel steering, and a carbon ceramic braking system.
Inside, the dash gets a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 9.1-inch dashboard display on the passenger side, while an 8.4-inch infotainment display sits between them. The infotainment system gives you access to Alexa voice control, real-time navigation, onboard audio system with SiriusXM 360L, adaptive cruise control, active lane departure warning, blind spot warning, rear cross traffic alert, and more.
The Lamborghini Revuelto goes on sale in 2024.