Lamborghini has revealed its latest model, the Revuelto – a first official step into the electric era and a replacement for the Aventador. The new model features a 6.5-litre V12 powerplant and a trio of 147bhp electric motors, two of which are at the front and one integrated into the gearbox. The electric motors and the V12 engine offer a total of 1000 bhp, making the Revuelto Lamborghini’s most potent supercar ever. With acceleration from 0-62 mph in 2.5 seconds, a top speed of over 217 mph and a sub-7.0 second 0-124 mph time, the Revuelto redefines Lamborghini performance.
Unlike many other manufacturers, who have downsized and turbocharged their engines, the Revuelto remains resolutely with its naturally aspirated 12-cylinder engine. But it isn’t simply the same powertrain found in the Aventador – it’s been thoroughly reworked so that it’s now 17 kg lighter than the engine in its predecessor while also producing more power.
The advanced battery pack is lightweight and compact, sitting in the car’s transmission tunnel and providing an electric-only range of six miles. The V12 engine can directly recharge the battery pack through the rear motor in a process that takes only six minutes. The battery’s peak flow rate is 140 kW, allowing the three motors to take up to 147 bhp each.
The Revuelto’s carbon fibre tub is lighter and stiffer than that found in the Aventador, and features a composite front crash structure, a world-first for a road car. It has an improved suspension system, with conventional upright springs replacing the pushrod-operated suspension of the Aventador, and standard rear-axle steering and active aerodynamic elements. Although heavier than the Aventador due to the bulk of the hybrid system, the Revuelto has a power-to-weight ratio of 563 bhp per tonne.
Familiar Lamborghini themes characterize the exterior, while also introducing new innovations. Despite classic wedge proportions new compact LED headlights that sit beneath the overhang of the bonnet or the deliberately visible radar sensors integrated into the front grille add a touch of modernity.
The side profile is defined by the huge air intakes behind the front-hinged doors, but there is also a new channel above these, under buttress-style wing elements. Lines at the rear are kept clean by a deployable spoiler and the engine is visible through an aperture in the carbon fibre rear bonnet.
The interior is more spacious and high-tech than the Aventador’s, with a reconfigurable letterbox-shaped 9.1in passenger-side display screen and an 8.4in central touchscreen. The cabin also has more storage space than previous Lamborghini models, and will be the first to include pop-out cupholders.
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