2024 Revuelto: Lamborghini's Leap into Hybrid Supercars

May 14, 2024 2:30 AM

By: MPH Team

Brief Overview 


Envision the Lamborghini Revuelto as an evolutionary homage to the brand's storied past, skillfully marrying elements from its iconic predecessors. It fuses the assertive front profile of the Murcielago with the dynamic contours of the Diablo, while inheriting the iconic scissor doors and the distinct wedge silhouette from the Countach. Yet, setting a new precedent, the Revuelto introduces itself as the marque's inaugural plug-in hybrid. This leap into hybrid technology may stir the hearts of some high-octane purists, however Lamborghini assures that its transition into electrification not only respects, but elevates the quintessential supercar experience.






Balancing Brute Force with Eco-Consciousness



One of the main challenges in creating a high-performance hybrid supercar is finding the ideal symbiosis between power and sustainability. 


Lamborghini has managed to strike this balance by combining the immense power of the V12 engine with the efficiency of electric motors. The result is a supercar that delivers blistering acceleration and top speeds of over 217 mph (350 km/h) while also reducing fuel consumption and emissions compared to traditional gasoline-only engines.


The 6.5-liter V12 engine produces 814 horsepower without a turbo in sight, revving up to a thrilling 9500 rpm. This beast is supported by three electric motors – two for the front wheels and another integrated with the rear's eight-speed dual-clutch transmission, enhancing the V12's muscle. Collectively, the power output is 1001 horsepower, making the Revuelto the most formidable Lamborghini yet, even surpassing plug-in hybrid competitors such as the Ferrari SF90 Stradale.


Early test drives hint that the Revuelto can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.3 seconds. Behind the wheel, the experience is unforgettable: the electric motors provide an immediate boost from the start, while the V12's roar as you push the pedal to the floor. Plus, it handles with more precision and nimbleness than its predecessor, the Aventador, indicating Lamborghini's commitment to enhancing its cars' performance and handling.






Role of Advanced Battery Technology


The Lamborghini Revuelto utilizes advanced battery technology to power its electric motors and enable smooth transitions between electric and gasoline power sources. The 3.8 kWh Lithium-ion high power battery with pouch cells provides the necessary energy for the electric motors to work in tandem with the mighty 6.5L V12 engine. This allows for enhanced efficiency and reduced emissions during everyday driving while simultaneously delivering an invigorating performance when needed.



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What’s New: The Structure, The Aerodynamics, Vehicle Dynamics


The Lamborghini Revuelto not only captivates with its aesthetic appeal but also boasts structural enhancements that mark a significant improvement over its predecessors. Drawing inspiration from aeronautical engineering, its chassis is crafted from carbon fiber and forged composites, significantly reducing the vehicle's weight while elevating its safety.


Tipping the scales at roughly 20 lbs lighter than the Aventador, the Revuelto achieves a weight-to-power ratio of 1.6kg/CV, setting a new benchmark in Lamborghini's history.


Its aerodynamics have been meticulously redesigned around four core principles: efficiency, component synergy, cooling integration, and design-led aerodynamics. This comprehensive rethinking of airflow management not only augments performance but also infuses the Revuelto with exceptional dynamism.


Further enhancing its prowess is the upgraded Lamborghini Integrated Vehicle Dynamics (LDVI) system, now in its second iteration. This sophisticated system fine-tunes the torque distribution to each wheel, ensuring optimal acceleration and braking power, thereby redefining the driving experience.



Lamborghini Revuelto Aesthetics and Technology




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Renowned designer Mitja Borkert has played a pivotal role in shaping the future-forward identity of the Revuelto. The design process for the Revuelto began in 2016 at Centro Stile. 17-scale models were made before the final model was introduced.



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One of the most distinctive design elements of the Revuelto is its Y-shaped day-time running lights. These lights not only enhance the car's aggressive and futuristic look but also improve aerodynamic efficiency. Combined with redesigned vents, they create a harmonious balance between aesthetics and functionality.


But it's not just about power; connectivity features also play a significant role in elevating the driving experience in the Revuelto. The car is equipped with cutting-edge technology that seamlessly integrates with your digital lifestyle. From advanced infotainment systems to intuitive control interfaces, every aspect of connectivity has been carefully designed to enhance your driving pleasure.


Precision engineering at its finest

The Revuelto showcases Lamborghini's commitment to precision engineering with the use of a Monocoque carbon fiber chassis. This cutting-edge technology provides unparalleled strength, rigidity, and agility to enhance the overall driving experience. The lightweight carbon fiber construction not only improves performance but also contributes to increased fuel efficiency.






Immersive cockpit experience

Step inside the Revuelto, and you'll be transported into a world inspired by aviation excellence. The interior design embraces the "Feel Like a Pilot" concept, creating a sense of adventure and control. Hexagon-shaped elements can be found throughout the cockpit, adding a futuristic touch while maintaining a sleek aesthetic. These design elements not only elevate the visual appeal but also contribute to enhanced ergonomics and driver comfort.







Pricing and Production


The Lamborghini Revuelto made its grand debut in March 2023, with sales kicking off in the final quarter of the same year. Sporting an estimated price tag starting at $600,000, this supercar joins the ranks of Lamborghini's exclusive and tailor-made masterpieces. Each unit demands a meticulous 338 hours of manufacturing to come to life. While specific production figures remain under wraps, Lamborghini has disclosed that orders for the Revuelto are fully reserved through 2026, underscoring its highly sought-after status.




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The Future is Here


For more than 60 years, Lamborghini has always been synonymous with uncompromising performance, striking design, and unbridled power. However, the automotive landscape is evolving, with an increasing emphasis on sustainability and environmental consciousness. In response to this shifting paradigm, Lamborghini has made a resolute commitment to embrace eco-friendliness without diluting the brand's essence of raw performance and captivating style. 




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