Lamborghini Revuelto is finally in the ring, and it is bringing 1001 horses to the fight
V12 or no V12? The answer to this question has been under the covers for long, just like the long-awaited Lamborghini Aventador replacement. Though the solution surfaced a couple of months ago, now the covers have completely slid off. And we get a proper look at the Aventador replacement, the 1,001 hp, V12 Hybrid-powered Lamborghini Revuelto.
A decade had passed since the Aventador’s arrival, and in classic Lambo fashion, it had spawned multiple special editions in its lifetime. Now, the time has come for it to wave goodbye and make way for its replacement, the Lamborghini Revuelto.
This new Lambo on the block is loaded to the gills with cutting-edge technology. Starting with its structure, the Lamborghini Revuelto uses a monocoque chassis with a fully carbon-fibre front structure. This chassis is 10 per cent lighter yet 25 per cent stiffer. The new 6.5-litre naturally-aspirated V12 engine is mounted onto this chassis, paired with three electric motors. This engine alone can produce 813 hp at a stratospheric 9,250 rpm.
Two electric motors power the front wheels while the third is mounted inside the transmission. The combined output of this drivetrain is 1,001 hp, which is channelled to all four wheels. And these duties are handled by, for the first time in a Lamborghini, a dual-clutch transmission. It is an eight-speed wet clutch unit.
It is also a plug-in-hybrid capable of running solely on electric juice, but only for 9.6 km. Now, the numbers. The Lamborghini Revuelto can hit 100 kph from a standstill in just 2.5 seconds. 0 to 200 kph takes just 7 seconds. The top speed is 350 kph, good enough to scream past most old Lambos.
To make this power distribution even better, Lamborghini Revuelto gets electric torque vectoring, named Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo 2.0. This allows dynamic power split between each wheel to enhance traction. It will also control the brakes if needed. Also, the brakes are massive units in this new Lambo. Each wheel gets carbon-ceramic units which are clamped down at the front by ten-piston callipers, while the rear receives four-piston units. The Lamborghini Revuelto also brings selectable brake regeneration to complement the brakes.
Revuelto’s design takes its inspiration from past Lamborghinis, but mainly from the aerospace industry. The Y shapes littered around the body, the angular lines, and the centrally mounted exhausts all give out a fighter jet vibe. Heck, Lamborghini christens the driver of the Revuelto, a pilot and the passenger, a co-pilot.
The overall design, however, is unmistakably Lamborghini. Be it the sharp front lines that resemble the Sian, Diablo’s floating blade on the rear fender or the unavoidable scissor doors, the Lamborghini Revuelto is a proper Lambo by design. The design elements, however, are not here just for show. They all have an aerodynamic purpose, which plays second fiddle to aesthetics.
These aero improvements are pretty significant. Compared to the final Aventador, the Ultimae, the Lamborghini Revuelto produces 66 per cent additional downforce. All this power and downforce is laid onto the tarmac via a custom-made Bridgestone Potenza Sport tyre set, which measures 265/35R20 at the front and 345/30R21 at the rear. If you want to step it up, 265/30R21s and 355/25R22s for the front and back, respectively, are available as an option. Speaking of options, there are 400 exterior shades to choose from. Spoilt for choice?
The interior is high-tech too. The Lamborghini Revuelto has three screens inside with their orientation and size specifically tailored for their purpose. The driver gets a large 12.3-inch screen as a digital information display. The central screen is, however small, at 8.4 inches, but mounted in a portrait fashion. The passenger gets a narrow 9.1-inch screen that displays vital vehicle information and provides control over climate control, navigation and music. You are not going to enjoy a movie on this screen for sure. Why would you? You are the co-pilot here!
Seven drive settings come in, with several sub-settings, totalling up to 13 different modes. The user experience is also enhanced by Amazon Alexa support, an advanced Navigation system, and the Lamborghini Unica app, which allows controlling certain vehicle features remotely.
The Lamborghini Revuelto is an exciting development in the automotive scenario. Not only does it keep the V12 alive for at least another decade, as per Lamborghini standards, but it is also drop-dead gorgeous. But above all that, it is a new Lambo, and the doors swing upwards; enough said.
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