Lamborghini Revuelto; V12 PHEV Kicks Out 1001 HPMarch 29, 2023
Lamborghini has unveiled their V12 plug-in hybrid super sports car: The Revuelto, which puts out an astonishing 1001 horsepower.
The Revuelto kicks off a new era for Lamborghini, speaking to both powertrain and overall history. This year marks the 60th anniversary of Automobili Lamborghini, and the Revuelto “defines a new paradigm in terms of performance, sportiness and driving pleasure…”
Avid This Just In readers may recall our recent report on the then-unnamed model, and we’re excited to get an official look at this 12-cylinder monster. The powertrain combines an all-new 6.5-liter V12 engine with a trio of electric motors, creating the aforementioned 1001 horsepower and a total of 535 lb-ft of torque at 6750 rpm. Power is sent through an eight-speed double-clutch transverse gearbox. This translates to a 0-62 mph time of 2.5 seconds and a top speed of more than 217 mph. While the V12 sends its power to the rear wheels, two of the electric motors are situated upfront– one on each wheel– keeping Lamborghini’s tradition of all-wheel drive.
The third electric motor is mounted above the transmission, aiding the rear wheels. The gearbox is mounted transversely, and what was previously the transmission tunnel has now become the “battery tunnel,” if you will. In that space lies a 3.8 kWh battery pack; not huge by any means, but able to provide the Revuelto with enough juice for all that power and limited all-electric propulsion. This battery can be recharged by the front-mounted regenerative brakes or even from the V12 engine itself in six minutes time.
The specific mounting of the pack keeps the center of gravity low, and as a whole the Revuelto has a dry weight of 3906.6 lbs. Riding on the 109.4-inch wheelbase, this raging bull measures out to 194.8-inches long, 80-inches wide (minus mirrors), and 45.7-inches tall. Overall design, and by extension the aerodynamics, are said to be inspired by aerospace elements, blending the muscular shapes and harsh angles with the deliberate use of carbon fiber throughout. It’s all built around a “monofuselage,” made up of a carbon fiber monocoque and a front structure made of forged composites– short carbon fibers soaked in resin.
The interior features a 12.3-inch digital cockpit for the driver and a 9.1-inch display on the passenger dash, relaying vehicle stats and info for the co-pilot. The steering wheel is “inspired by the racing world” with four rotors located on the spokes, used to select drive modes, adjust the lifting system and rear wing tilt. There are buttons for the turn signals, launch control and other features.
Anyone lucky enough to buy one will be able to select from 400 body colors and a myriad of other options, truly making it a personalized experience. Yet despite what some may call excess, Lamborghini claims that special care was taken throughout the design to create a more sustainable vehicle, including water-based paints and waste-avoiding upholstering techniques.
The Lamborghini Revuelto identifies a new direction for the brand, yet all signs still point to an ever-impressive driving experience.