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OUT WITH THEV OLD, IN WITH THE NEW...

Updated: Oct 5, 2023

Lamborghini have now revelled their long- awaited flagship replacement for the Aventador – the Lamborghini Revuelto! And its looking quite impressive …



Lamborghini recently announced its replacement for the Aventador with the Revuelto. The new name doesn't follow Lamborghini's practice of using names of Spanish fighting bulls, though it comes from the Spanish language, in this case meaning “Scrambled” or “Unruly”.


This impressive new supercar is the latest evolution of the Lamborghinis mid-engine V-12, which dates back to the Miura of the 1960s. However, there's a twist this time around.


The Revuelto couples its V-12 engine with plug-in hybrid technology. The system comprises a newly developed V-12 (only the third in Lamborghini history) and a trio of electric motors, which results in a combined output of 1,000 hp, or enough for 0-62 mph acceleration in 2.5 seconds (0.3 seconds quicker than the Aventador) and a top speed of more than 218 mph.


Two electric motors power the front wheels independently, while the third electric motor is integrated with the transmission, in this case, a new 8-speed dual-clutch automatic, and drives the rear wheels. This third motor can work independently or with the engine, depending on the driving mode, of which there4 is 13.


The driver can swap between the various modes using two dials on the steering wheel. One dial controls the powertrain and the other the chassis. One of the modes is electric all-wheel drive, made possible by a 3.8-kwh lithium-ion battery that sits in the middle of the car where a traditional all-wheel-drive system's driveshaft is normally found. Lamborghini estimates the electric range of the Revuelto to be about six miles, making this mode suitable only for short city trips. The most potent mode is when the powertrain is set to its Performance setting and the chassis set to Corsa.


Here, the powertrain delivers its full 1,000 hp, with the 6.5-litre V-12 engine always active to ensure the battery has a charge. The chassis systems are also set up to deliver their sharpest responses. For ultimate performance, the driver can also disable the electronic stability control in this mode, so no power is cut to the wheels while driving at the limit.


A newly developed carbon-fibre tub sits under the body, and mounted to the front is a carbon-fibre frame that's lighter than the Aventador's aluminium front frame but also stiffer. The front frame also incorporates new carbon-fibre crash structures. The rear frame is made from aluminium, like on the Aventador. Despite these measures, the Revuelto still weighs approximately 490 pounds more than the Aventador in its final guise, with the newcomer's dry weight coming in at 3,906 pounds. Weight distribution is 44-56 front to rear.


With the arrival of the Revuelto, Lamborghini's transition to a fully electrified brand is about to accelerate. By the end of 2024, every Lamborghini will be electrified. A plug-in hybrid Urus arrives in the first half of 2024 and later that year Lamborghini will launch a plug-in hybrid successor to the Huracán. Both models are expected to feature twin-turbo V-8 engines.


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