The Lamborghini Aventador needed a replacement after a decade on the market, but none would have expected its replacement to be as ridiculous and insane as the Revuelto. With over 1,000 bhp, a V12 engine, and not one, not two, but three electric motors, the Revuelto marks the beginning of a new future for Lamborghini.
The name Revuelto comes from the name of a fighting bull in 1880 who was quite the celebrity in Barcelona. The literal translation of the name is “mixed up” which is quite apt considering Lamborghini CEO, Stephan Wilkelmann’s, comment, “We thought it was a good way of explaining how we’ve blended the two souls of this car.”
So a hybrid Lamborghini? The marque themselves prefer the abbreviation HPEV for “high-performance electrified vehicle.” Lamborghini is exploring what’s possible with electrification and hypercars, so allegedly performance is up 30% while emissions are down the same amount.
How is this possible? Through a naturally aspirated 6.5-litre V12 and three electric motors, two on the front axle and the third being integrated on the new eight-speed dual-clutch transmission. This transmission is situated behind the ICE for the first time and where the gearbox used to be now you’ll find the 3.8kWh lithium ion battery pack.
Performance wise the Revuelto can do 0-100km/h (62mph) in 2.5 seconds and 0-200km/h (124mph) in 7 seconds for a top speed of 350km/h (217mph). While that is all very exciting, there is an option to use all-electric power… for about 10km.
This is just a step in the direction of electrification as Lamborghini promise their pure-electric model line will arrive in a few years time.