The 2024 Lamborghini Revuelto, the most famous Italian supercar maker, is the first plug-in hybrid vehicle. You should also know that “revuelto”, which is a Spanish matador word meaning “unruly”, can also refer to , a dish of creamy scrambled egg.
The idea of replacing beloved Aventador by a car that plugs in to an electrical outlet will surely confuse a lot people’s minds. Time is not a factor. electric, to Lamborghini as well as its parent company Volkswagen is the future.
The idea of replacing the beloved Aventador by a car that plugs into an electric outlet is sure to confuse a lot people.
The Revuelto isn’t going to disappoint in terms of performance, handling and speed. The Revuelto’s powertrain is incredible: an 813hp, V12-powered engine, with three electric motors to generate a total 1,015cv (a unit of horsepower which translates into 1,001hp). Even the most ardent EV skeptic would be shocked to see these specs.
This car has a fully-electric drive mode. The Revuelto’s three e-motors, one in each rear wheel and one at each of the front wheels, are powered by a 3.8kWh lithium-ion battery pack. Although it is small by EV standards, the tunnel houses the central tunnel. It should provide power for the Revuelto up to 10km or 6.2 miles.
The combustion engine can charge the electric motor in six minutes or by using regenerative brakes from the front wheels. The electric motors, which are a first for Lamborghini provide four-wheel drive and allow electric torque vectoring.
Lamborghini has been known for its naturally aspirated V12 engines since its inception. The Revuelto is an evolution of the original design as Lamborghini moves towards an all-electric lineup by 2030. The new engine is lighter than the Aventador’s (218kg, 480 pounds), versus 234kg (515lbs), but it also produces 814 horsepower at an incredible 9,250rpm. The engine has been rotated 180 degrees in comparison to the Aventador.
Lamborghini’s appeal has been based on naturally aspirated V12 engines since its inception.
The Revuelto has a lot of air intake ducts that ensure optimum airflow for the combustion engine. The result is 126 horsepower per liter. This is the company’s “highest output” in Lamborghini’s 12-cylinder engine history. Maximum torque is 725 Newton meters at 6,750rpm. I’m not a scientist but it sounds very fast.
Lamborghini’s design inspiration came from aerospace. The two lines running from the front to embrace the engine and cabin, and taper down to the exhausts are hexagonal-shaped.
It also took design cues form Lamborghini’s past
It also borrowed design cues form Lamborghini’s past. These included vertically opening scissor door from the 1971 Countach and the floating blade on the rear fender of the Diablo.
Let’s get techy because this is the infotainment system includes a 12.3-inch digital cockpit and an 8.4-inch central display. There is also a 9.1 inch display on the passenger side. The Revuelto will be the first Lamborghini vehicle to have an advanced driver-assist program, powered by radar, cameras and other sensors. It includes adaptive cruise control, active lane departure warnings and rear cross traffic alerts.
Revuelto owners have the ability to monitor their car’s status using Lamborghini’s Unica mobile app. This includes the fuel level, battery life, electric range and where it is parked. You can also use the Unica app to remotely lock and unlock doors, activate the lights, or sound the horn — all functions that work with the Apple Watch.
The Revuelto “defines an entirely new paradigm” for Lamborghini and also charts a course for high-performance brands in the “near future”. Stephan Winkelmann, the CEO of the company, says that Revuelto was created to break the mold.
It will likely break your bank account. Winkelmann told Automotive News Europe Revuelto would cost around 500,000 Euros, or $542.165.
It’s all a lot of talk, but Lamborghini backs that up with performance. The coupe can go from 0 to 100 km/h (zero – 62 mph) in 2.5 seconds. This is 0.3 seconds faster than the Aventador it replaces. While this might not seem like much to the average person, it is a significant amount for performance-minded people who need to be able to shave off a tenth of an second. The Revuelto can also reach speeds of over 350kph (218mph).
It’s all big talk, but Lamborghini backs this up with performance
The Italian automaker presented its electrification plans in 2021. They will be implemented in two phases over the next ten years. The company stated that it would launch hybrid gas-electric versions of all its models by the end of 2024. Lamborghini will then unveil its first all-electric model before the end the decade.
The Aventador will be the plug-in hybrid Revuelto. We haven’t seen the other models, but we do expect to see the hybrid versions the Huracan or Urus later in the year, in August and October.