The All-New Lamborghini Revuelto still has a thumping V12 engine, but its now coupled to a trio of electrical motors and a lithium-ion battery, making a monstrous 1,001bhp.
At long last, we now have the official launch of the All-New Lamborghini Revuelto.
The successor to the world-renowned Aventador and next in line to the throne, the Lamborghini Revuelto is the second car from the Italian marque that utilises an electrified drivetrain, after the Sian debuted with the new powertrain configuration.
However, this is where the two cars differ. While the Sian makes use of supercapacitors under the skin, the Revuelto sports a tiny but mighty 3.8kWh lithium-ion battery instead. This battery supplies power to a trio of 147bhp electrical motors. Two are located at each front wheel, while the third sits above a newly designed 8-speed double-clutch gearbox.
Powering this new bull is (hurrah!) a naturally aspirated 6.5-litre V12, which delivers a total of 814bhp at 9,250rpm and 725Nm of torque. Wonder how this passed strict emissions tests, but anything with twelve cylinders is always a treat.
Combined with the electric motors, the Revuelto can pump out a heartstopping 1,001bhp.
That power will see the all-new Lamborghini Revuelto rock the century sprint in a blistering 2.5 seconds. Lamborghini claims the car can even do 0-200km/h in less than seven seconds, and at full chat it will climb to a top speed of 350km/h.
Looks that kill
Taking inspiration from other Lamborghini models over the past ten or so years, the Revuelto looks refreshing in its new body. An aggressive shark-nose front dominates the front end, sporting headlight clusters that feature Y-shaped LED clusters, much like the Sian.
The large side air intakes make a return, and these have sharp edges that taper towards the rear. The V12 engine is in full view for all to see, and the twin hexagonal exhausts are more in-your-face than the Aventador’s.
She’s not just powerful, but agile too
Of course, one would need a strong chassis in order to plant all that power to the road. The Revuelto has precisely that, thanks to its new aeronautics-inspired monofuselage.
Made from multi-technology carbon fibre and forged composites, this provides a 25% increase in torsional stiffness compared to the Aventador, while also being 10% lighter. Double wishbone setups are found all round, and anti-roll bars that are 11% and 50% stiffer than those in the Aventador are located at the front and rear respectively.
A four-wheel steering system will also work in tandem with the electric motors to give the car chart-topping agility and responsiveness, while maintaining high speed stability.
A total of 13 drive settings are said to be offered with the Lamborghini Revuelto. Its mildest 'Citta' mode, intended for use in city centres or emissions-restricted zones, limits power to 177bhp.
In this mode, the car will make use of any available charge in its battery, with the V12 intervening should the battery need a charge. The car's suspension system, traction control and gearbox will also offer maximum comfort in this mode.
Switch it up to the hardcore 'Corsa' drive mode, and the Revuelto becomes a different animal. Designed to highlight the Revuelto's dynamic capabilities on the track, this mode unleashes the car's full 1,001bhp output.
The car's hybrid system is additionally calibrated to make maximum use of torque vectoring and all-wheel drive.