After months of teasers, the day has finally come where Lamborghini has unveiled its all-new Revuelto plug-in hybrid hypercar that makes just over an eye-watering 1000hp.
What was previously only known as the LB744, the Revuelto adopts its name from a famous fighting bull much like other models from the Italian carmaker’s past and present.
The new model is also a milestone for Lamborghini as its essentially its first proper hybrid if we ignore the mild-hybrid Sian it released a few years ago.
However, the Revuelto flips the term PHEV on its head, preferring to be called a high performance electrified vehicle (HPEV) instead which it no doubt deserves when you find out what powers it.
You’ll be pleased to know that a naturally aspirated 6.5-litre V12 can be found smack bang in the middle of the raging bull which is also the brand’s lightest and most powerful iteration of the engine yet. On its own, it produces a maximum output of 607kW and 725Nm of torque. But that’s not all.
Taking it further is the assistance of two electric motors on the front axle, giving the Lamborghini Revuelto all-wheel drive.
The internal combustion engine is strapped to a dual clutch eight-speed gearbox which also houses a third electric motor above it, supplying power to the rear wheels depending on the selected driving mode.
With all that being said, the total power output comes to 746kW, or 1001hp, the first production Lamborghini to break four figures. That’s enough to see the hypercar accelerate to 100km/h from a standstill in 2.5 seconds and reach a limited top speed of 350km/h.
However, power can be decreased to 132kW in its city driving mode as it only makes use of the two electric motors up front for a completely silent ride.
Power for the electric motors is drawn from a transmission tunnel-mounted 3.8kWh lithium-ion battery pack which can be recharged in 30 minutes using a 7kW charger or in six minutes via the V12.
All of the above is housed within the “aeronautics-inspired” chassis which is referred to as the ‘monofuselage’ made entirely out of carbon fibre. It also features the first-ever carbon fibre front structure to make an appearance on a super sports car according to Lamborghini.
Thanks to this, the chassis of the Revuelto is 10 per cent lighter than the Lamborghini Aventador’s while torsional stiffness has been improved by 25 per cent to 40,000Nm per degree. Due to the additional electric components, the new model weighs in a bit more than its predecessor at 1772kg dry.
As for coming to a stop, braking is taken care of by a set of carbon ceramic discs measuring 410mm in diameter up front and 390mm at the back, clamped by respective 10 and four-piston calipers. These are covered by 20-inch wheels wrapped in 265/35 ZRF20 Bridgestone Potenza Sport tyres on the front axle while 21-inch units wrapped in 345/30 ZRF21 tyres are found on the back.
It’s styling introduces us to the future look of Lamborghini with the front being given sharp Y-shaped daytime running lights and triangular headlights, while much the same can be said for the taillights, also adopting the Y motif.
The side profile is also quintessentially on brand with sharp lines for the air intake pointing towards the traditional vertical-opening scissor doors.
Aerospace also influenced the two body lines starting at the front of the car that stretch along the cabin and engine to meet the hexagonal-shaped exhausts at the back which now sit in line with the taillights.
One of Revuelto’s key missions was achieving aerodynamic efficiency which it does via an active rear wing, carbon fibre front splitter, rear diffuser, and more. Lamborghini says it has increased the front aerodynamic load by 33 per cent and the rear load by 74 per cent compared to the Aventador Ultimae.
The interior also marks new ground for the Italian carmaker which provides a new shared driving experience between the pilot and co-pilot thanks to the same information being displayed on the driver’s 12.3-inch instrument cluster and 9.1-inch passenger display.
There’s also a 8.4-inch central display which handles infotainment and can transfer information to the screens either side with a simple swipe. Amazon Alexa can also be used to control functions such as climate, navigation and media via voice commands. What3Words has also been embedded into the navigation system which allows the user to navigate to anywhere in the world without a specific address.
The Revuelto’s steering wheel has taken inspiration from the Essenza SCV12 with four rotors located on the spokes providing the ability to select the car’s driving modes, lifting system, and rear wing tilt. Buttons are used to activate the indicators and launch control but it’s probably best you don’t to mix those up in traffic.
The driver also has three dedicated driving modes to choose from, including Recharge, Hybrid, and Performance which are joined by additional Citta (City), Strada, Sport and Corsa modes for a total of 13 dynamic settings.
Headroom has been increased by 26mm over the Aventador Ultimae, while there’s an extra 84mm of legroom, leaving more space behind the seats for luggage up to the size of a golf bag. There’s also storage under the centre dashboard, between the two seats and under the bonnet up front.
Customers are spoilt for choice when it comes to colour thanks to the availability of 400 water-based exterior finishes. The same can be said for the interior with its 70 colour options available for the mix of leather and Dinamica microfibre upholstery.
Pricing and availability for the Lamborghini Revuelto has yet to be revealed but some reports suggest it’ll cost around the $900,000 mark.