1,015 horsepower, 2.5 seconds from 0-100 kilometers per hour. As if to celebrate Lamborghini’s 60th birthday, the Italian brand presents its most powerful and fastest super sports car to date: the Lamborghini Revuelto.
While the Lamborghini Aventador was the last model to leave the famous factory in Sant’Agata with a traditional V12, the Revuelto is the first model in the brand’s history with plug-in hybrid technology. The name, like its predecessor, comes from a famous Spanish bullfighting bull, but can also mean ‘mess’ as in ‘scrambled eggs’ – a reference to the mix of traditional combustion technology and electricity.
The most powerful V12 engine ever from Lamborghini
The Revuelto debuts a technical architecture never before seen in a Lamborghini: a V12 engine combined with three electric motors and an efficient battery.
Even without electric power, the newly developed 6.5-liter V12 without supercharging is the most powerful 12-cylinder from Lamborghini ever. With a weight of just 218 kilograms, it is also 17 kilograms lighter than the V12 engine in its predecessor, the Aventador.
With ingenious design, Lamborghini has also managed to accommodate three electric motors – one in the new 8-speed dual-clutch gearbox, and one on the front axle at each wheel. The battery, a 3.8 kWh lightweight battery, has been placed in the transmission tunnel.
Electrification increases the total power output to 1 015 horsepower, giving the Revuelto impressive performance. Acceleration from 0-100 kilometers per hour is completed in 2.5 seconds and the Revuelto reaches a top speed of over 350 kilometers per hour. The performance is also aided by the chassis, which through carbon fiber is said to be 10% lighter and 25% stiffer than the Aventador’s.
Stronger – and cleaner
The placement of the electric motors allows the Lamborghini Revuelto to be driven both as a hybrid and as a fully electric four-wheel drive car. This helps – despite the enormous power and performance – to reduce overall C02 emissions by around 30 percent, compared to the Aventador. Not exactly a green car, but something.
The innovative hybrid system is used in the car’s driving program. For city driving, Lamborghini has created a new driving program, Cittá, where the Revuelto can be driven fully electrically with a limited output of 180 horsepower, and where the V12 engine automatically starts (Recharge) to recharge the battery when it lacks power. A full charge via the V12 engine is completed in minutes, while the 3.8 kWh battery can also be charged at a charging station thanks to plug-in technology.
Classic Lamborghini design with updates
In terms of design, the Revuelto is a classic Lamborghini with extreme and aggressive lines, from the “shark nose” front end to the hexagonal exhaust pipes. All elements are designed to optimize airflow. The handles of the classic scissor doors with their Y-shaped design perform an aerodynamic function – as does the adaptive rear wing that automatically changes angle. The characteristic Y-shape can be seen in several places on the exterior, from the light graphics to the air intakes behind the doors.
Inside the Lamborghini Revuelto there are no less than 3 displays. For the driver, there is a 12.3-inch dashboard, with speed, rpm and energy consumption. Between the seats sits an 8.4-inch infotainment screen. And for the first time ever, Lamborghini also offers a screen for the passenger – a 9.1-inch screen positioned above the glove compartment gives the passenger important information such as speed and rpm, so they don’t have to lean forward and look at the driver.
An electric future
The Revuelto is Lamborghini’s first step towards electrification. Next up is a hybrid Urus and a hybrid replacement for the Huracán. Only in 2028-2029 does the brand claim to be ready to release its first all-electric model.