The new Lamborghini Revuelto is here!
That’s right, folks!
After a long, long wait, the replacement of the Aventador has finally been revealed!
It’s called “Revuelto” and it is an important step forward for Lamborghini, being the brand’s first production hybrid supercar, a.k.a. HPEV (High Performance Electrified Vehicle).
The heart of the new Lambo is a 6.5L V12 engine, capable of unleashing an impressive 825 hp, which is assisted by three electric motors (two at the front, one at the rear) that bump the total power figure to an incredible 1015 hp. The V12 and the rear electric motor supply torque to the rear wheels, while the front wheels are powered by the front electric motors.
All of that power is sent to all four wheels through a new 8-speed, double-clutch transmission that is mounted transversely, just like on the legendary Miura, freeing up space for the batteries inside the central tunnel. Said transmission is also lighter and more compact than the Huracàn’s 7-speed.
The Revuelto represents a new design language for Lamborghini, combining elements from their classic models with modern aerospace elements inspired by stealth fighters.
The rear of the car is dominated by a large diffuser (the largest ever fitted to a Lamborghini, for that matter) which, in combination with other parts such as the front splitter and the recessed roof channels, helps make the Revuelto 66% more aerodynamically efficient than the Aventador Ultimae, while also generating 61% more downforce. Speaking of downforce, the Revuelto, just like its predecessor, is equipped with an electronically adjustable rear spoiler which automatically adjusts its angle depending on the situation, but can also be operated manually.
As expected from a Lamborghini, the Revuelto’s performance figures are nothing short of impressive.
Lamborghini claims the new car can reach 100 km/h (62 mph) from a standstill in just 2,5 s, while the top speed is in excess of 350 km/h (217 mph).
If that wasn’t enough, Lamborghini has also fitted the Revuelto with electric torque vectoring. This system, known as Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo 2.0, can efficiently distribute power to all four wheels for better performance and also activate individual brakes to keep the car stable, tough the latter only happens in desparate situations.
Additionally, the Revuelto comes with a steering rear-axle, which drastically helps the car go around corners. Fancy.
But that’s not all. The Revuelto comes with four driving modes, with varying levels of power:
• Città: In this mode the Revuelto only puts out a measly 180 hp, supplied entirely by the electric motors. Range is limited to just 10 km (roughly 6 mi).
• Strada: Things get noticeably brisker in Strada mode, which gives you a total of 886 hp to play with.
• Sport: Sport mode brings the total power output to 907 hp. Not bad.
• Corsa: And finally, we have Corsa mode, which gives you the full 1,015 hp package!
Each driving mode can be further adjusted with three submodes:
• Recharge: As the name implies, this mode protitizes keeping the battery charged.
• Hybrid: A compromise between Recharge and Performance.
• Performance: This mode guarantees the best performance, at the cost of the battery’s charge.
All of that, however, is useless if the car can’t stop safely, and in the Revuelto’s case, stopping power is represented by large carbon-ceramic discs, more specifically 16.1-inch at the front with 10-piston brake calipers and 15.4-inch at the back with 4-piston calipers.
Lamborghini has yet to reveal pricing for their new car. With that said, the Revuelto is expected to cost around $500,000, roughly the same as the Aventador.
So, what are your thoughts about Lamborghini’s new toy? Are you excited and can’t wait to see it out on the road? Do you like the way it looks or do you think it’s a bit too extreme? But most importantly, do you think it’ll be a worthy successor to the beloved Aventador? Let me know in the comments below!