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Revuelto is Lamborghini’s first plug-in hybrid, boasting more than 1,000 horsepower.

11 April 2023

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In the marque’s 60th anniversary year, Automobili Lamborghini presents Revuelto, the first super sports V12 hybrid plug-in HPEV (High Performance Electrified Vehicle).

The new Lamborghini Revuelto, the first super sports V12 hybrid plug-in HPEV (High Performance Electrified Vehicle), made its US premiere at the Lamborghini Lounge NYC on 4 April ahead of the New York International Auto Show.

Pronounced REY-WEL-TOE, the word revuelto translates to scrambled or mixed in Spanish, a reference to the new model’s hybrid powertrain that combines a 6.5-litre naturally aspirated engine with three electric motors.

Revuelto defines a new paradigm in terms of performance, sportiness and driving pleasure from its unprecedented new architecture; innovative design; maximum-efficiency aerodynamics; and a new carbon frame concept.

An output of 1015 CV is delivered from the combined power of an entirely new combustion engine together with three electric motors, alongside a double-clutch gearbox that makes its debut on a 12-cylinder Lamborghini for the first time.

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The powertrain combines high specific power elements: the new 127 CV/litre combustion engine works synergically with two front axial flux motors that deliver an outstanding weight-to-power ratio, with a radial flux electric motor positioned above the first eight-speed double-clutch gearbox debuting on a 12-cylinder Lamborghini. The three electric motors are powered by a lithium-ion high specific power (4500 W/kg) battery pack that also supports a fully-electric drive mode.

“The new Revuelto is a milestone in the history of Lamborghini, and an important pillar in our Direzione Cor Tauri electrification strategy,” said Stephan Winkelmann, Lamborghini Chairman and CEO.

“It is a unique and innovative car, but at the same time, faithful to our DNA: the V12 is an iconic symbol of our super sports heritage and history.

“Revuelto was born to break the mould, combining a new 12-cylinder engine with hybrid technology, creating the perfect balance between delivering the emotion that our clients want with the necessity to reduce emissions.”

Carbon fibre, produced via artisan craftsmanship in the Sant’Agata Bolognese factory, is the principal structural element within the new car, used not only in the mono fuselage and frame but also for many elements of the bodywork. The extensive use of carbon fibre and lightweight materials, combined with the potent engine power, contributes to achieving the best weight-to-power ratio in the history of Lamborghini: 1.75 kg/CV.

The new Revuelto combines these attributes to deliver performance figures at the peak of its segment: acceleration from 0-100 km/h in only 2.5 seconds and a top speed of more than 350 km/h. These numbers combine with its exceptional dynamism thanks to the introduction of electric torque vectoring, and four-wheel drive available also in fully-electric drive mode, ensuring the Revuelto super sports car expresses its amplified qualities both on track and in daily driving.

“With Revuelto, we take the experience of driving a Lamborghini to a superior level,” said Rouven Mohr, Lamborghini Chief Technical Officer. “Revuelto takes a significant step forward in terms of reactivity and responsiveness to ensure the most emotive and natural driving in every environment.

“Revuelto is a car delivering the highest performance but our objective right from the start was to confirm it at the very summit of driving emotions.”

The interior of the Revuelto brings the Feel Like a Pilot concept to its utmost expression: simple volumes, symmetry, and a driver-focused approach make the cockpit an empowering station for the driver.

The futuristic environment creates a seamless connection between driver and machine, while exclusive hexagon-shaped elements fulfil the dual mission of evoking past models and highlighting brand-new functional features.

Revuelto is the production Lamborghini model that offers the most potential for personalisation – 400 bodywork colours are offered together with many more personalisation options at the client’s disposal, allowing the creation of an entirely individual super sports car.

The sustainable sportiness of Revuelto does not stop at the technical specification of the plug-in hybrid: all the paints used are water-based rather than solvent-based.

Sustainability continues throughout the car’s interior, reflecting the company’s attention to avoiding waste, which has become the modus operandi of the Lamborghini universe. This includes upholstery materials, cut in the Lamborghini selleria utilising the latest-generation machinery: this limits waste as much as possible without affecting the craftmanship and embroidery processes, in which ‘hand-made’ continues as a point of excellence within Lamborghini.

The cabin is characterised by the presence of visible carbon fibre used on the dashboard, in the hexagonal air vents and to frame the dashboard and central vents. The upholstery combines fine leathers with the new ultralight Corsa-Tex fabric in Dinamica® microfibre, made of recycled polyester via a water-based production process.

The owner can customise the interior of their car by opting for a balanced mix of leather and Corsa-Tex, or favour one material depending on their preference, with 70 colour options available.

According to the Italian carmaker, there is a two-year waiting list for the new model. The Lamborghini Revuelto is expected to cost close to $1 million when it arrives in Australia, though local launch timing and pricing are yet to be announced.

 

lamborghini.com

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