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NewsLamborghini unveils its most powerful production car, the Revuelto

Lamborghini unveils its most powerful production car, the Revuelto

  • 1,001 hp for the new flagship car.

  • Three electric motors are part of the formula.

  • The EV mode has an autonomy of only 6.2 miles (10 km).


 

It’s not every day that a new Lamborghini makes its appearance in the automotive arena. On March 29, 2023, the Italian brand unveiled the Aventador’s replacement. This is the new 2024 Lamborghini Revuelto, a supercar that retains the services of the V12 engine, but with the addition of three electric motors, the exotic flagship reaches the 1,001 horsepower mark. The Revuelto becomes the most powerful production Lamborghini in the brand’s history and accelerates its electrification.

The rare Lamborghini Sián was the first production car to use any hybrid technology in a Lamborghini production model. The new Revuelto, on the other hand, is serious. Indeed, the brand’s new flagship car is also the first plug-in hybrid to wear the Italian division’s badge.

At the heart of the new exotic, the new 6.5-liter V12 engine alone delivers 813 horsepower. But with the electric motor coupled with the 12-cylinder (lighter than the old one, it must be said) and a pair of electric motors on the front axle (one per wheel), the Revuelto surpasses the 1,000-horsepower mark, with maximum torque of 534 ft-lb, a figure less impressive than the power, but still higher than what the old Aventador offered.

Of course, to power the electric motors, a battery is required, which is inserted in the car’s transmission tunnel. With a capacity of 3.8 kWh, this lithium-ion battery gives the car an electric mode of 10 km, which should be enough to give the future owners of this supercar the possibility to drive quietly during the last kilometers of the ride, if only not to disturb the neighborhood with the timeless sound of the Italian V12.

With all these engines on board, the Lamborghini Revuelto is unsurprisingly an all-wheel drive exotic, thanks to the electric motors installed at the front, the car even benefits from a torque vectoring system to improve handling in corners.

Behind the V12 engine, a new eight-speed dual-clutch transmission takes care of delivering power to the wheels, the automaker also confirmed that this unit would be used on all the brand’s future sports cars. The Huracan’s replacement will surely feature this gearbox.

But beyond the plug-in hybrid powertrain, a new Lamborghini is born, the Revuelto, which pushes the use of the “Y” a little further in its design language, especially at both ends where the LED daytime running lights adopt this design, a detail that is repeated behind with those taillights mounted on either side of the huge exhaust pipes. The engine compartment also highlights the V12 with ambient lighting. The rear end is also dressed with a rather massive diffuser.

From a side standpoint, the Lamborghini can’t be mistaken for any other exotic, despite the new air intakes on each side of the car. The windows, on the other hand, are reminiscent of its predecessor. Don’t worry, the “big” Lamborghini keeps its timeless scissor doors, while the wheels are 20 inches in diameter at the front and 21 at the back.

Inside, the dashboard retains some of the features of the previous generations of the model, like those sharp-edged air vents for example. The flat-bottomed steering wheel is new, as is the information screen behind it. In the center, an 8.4-inch vertical screen serves as a communication link between the passengers and the car, while a third, rather narrow 9.1-inch screen is installed in front of the passenger.

Unsurprisingly, the brand’s engineers have found a way to push the envelope once again with no less than 13 driving modes.

We’ll no doubt get some more details over the next few months, with the new Revuelto expected before the end of the year as a 2024 model.

 

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