Lamborghini Reveal The Revuelto

The new paradigm for super sports cars: presenting the first Lamborghini High Performance Electrified Vehicle

Mar 30, 2023

Combining a naturally aspirated V12 with three electric motors to create what Lamborghini boss Stephan Winkelmann describes as 'the perfect balance between delivering the emotion that our clients want with the necessity to reduce emissions.'

As is Lamborghini tradition, Revuelto is named after a famous Spanish fighting bull. However, the name carries added meaning, with Revuelto being Spanish for 'mixed-up' and three electric motors contributing to an astounding 1001bhp (746kW).

"The new Revuelto is a milestone in the history of Lamborghini and an important pillar in our Direzione Cor Tauri electrification strategy," said Stephan Winkelmann, Lamborghini Chairman and CEO. It is a unique and innovative car but, at the same time, faithful to our DNA: the V12 is an iconic symbol of our super sports heritage and history. So Revuelto was born to break the mould, combining a new 12-cylinder engine with hybrid technology, creating the perfect balance between delivering the emotion that our clients want with the necessity to reduce emissions."  

Carbon fibre, produced via artisan craftsmanship in the Sant'Agata Bolognese factory, is the principal structural element within the new car, used in the monofuselage and frame and for many aspects of the bodywork. The extensive use of carbon fibre and lightweight materials, combined with the potent engine power, contributes to achieving the best weight-to-power ratio in the history of Lamborghini. The monofuselage is 10% lighter than the Aventador chassis, while torsional stiffness is improved by 25%


The result is best-in-class dynamic capabilities and segment-leading acceleration time of O-100 km/h in only 2.5 seconds and a top speed of more than 350 km/h. These numbers, combined with its exceptional dynamism thanks to the introduction of electric torque vectoring and four-wheel drive available also in fully-electric drive mode, ensure the Revuelto super sports car expresses its amplified qualities both on track and in daily driving.

"With Revuelto, we take the experience of driving a Lamborghini to a superior level," said Rouven Mohr, Lamborghini's Chief Technical Officer. "Revuelto takes a significant step forward in terms of reactivity and responsiveness to ensure the most emotive and natural driving in every environment. Revuelto is a car delivering the highest performance but our objective right from the start was to confirm it at the very summit of driving emotions."  

The all-new 6.5-litre V12 producing 813bhp(606kW), has been turned 180 degrees and now powers the rear wheels only. Twin 110kW electric motors power the front wheels, with a third electric unit positioned above the eight-speed double-clutch gearbox that can supply power to the rear wheels, depending on the selected driving mode and the conditions. The combined torque from the combustion engine and three electric motors offers exceptional performance levels even within the domain of super sports cars, with 725 Nm produced by the internal combustion engine and 350 Nm from each of the front electric motors. In total, the power unit delivers a combined maximum output of 1001bhp.

As well as providing power to the front wheels, the electric motors also have a torque vectoring function, optimising driving dynamics and recuperating the energy produced under braking. When in electric mode, the Revuelto is front-wheel drive only to optimise energy consumption, while the electric drive to the rear axle is activated on demand when needed.

When the 3.8 kWh battery's charge drops to zero, it can be recharged using ordinary domestic alternating and charging column current up to 7 kW in power and completely recharges in just 30 minutes. It can also be recharged under regenerative braking from the front wheels or directly from the V12 engine in just six minutes.

While Revuelto delivers a quantum leap in an all-new car design, both externally and internally, the inspiration from previous V12 legends is still evident. Starting with the 1971 Countach prototype and its perfect proportions developed on a single longitudinal line, this car was responsible for creating a pure and essential style in the Space Age era. It defined the Lamborghini V12 super sports car DNA and introduced one of the most distinctive Lamborghini V12 elements: the vertically-opening scissor doors, which contribute to creating the character of Revuelto.

Revuelto also defers to the inimitable proportions of the Diablo and the floating blade on the rear fender. At the same time, the muscularity and inclined front of the Murciélago is evident. While the Sian's striking 'Y' shaped daytime running lights frame the shark-nose front.

The "Y" is also the hallmark of the driver-oriented interior design influenced by the "feel like a pilot" philosophy. The interior mirrors the all-new futuristic design of the exterior. Every aspect of the cockpit is clearly Lamborghini, combining a perfect balance between a digital and physical experience both in daily driving and track environments. The visual centre of the cabin houses a pronounced carbon-fibre profile, with a "space-ship" design that encloses the central air vents and the 8.4" vertical touchscreen, the technological heart of the car. 

Inspired by the racing world and the experience of the Essenza SCV12, the steering wheel features four rotors located on the spokes are used for selecting both the 13 driving modes, including three new dedicated driving modes: Recharge, Hybrid and Performance, and Città, which offers zero-emission urban driving; and the car's lifting system and rear wing tilt. In addition, the intuitive design of the cockpit and controls deliver a distinctive Lamborghini feeling: buttons activate the turn signals and the launch control, among other functions, while allowing the driver to maintain an optimal grip on the steering wheel at all times. 

The rear is a tribute to the hybrid V12. The fully-exposed longitudinal engine highlights the mechanical heart of the Revuelto, visually connecting it to the double hexagonal exhaust surmounted by the geometrically profiled wing, framed the Y-shape light signatures and the active rear wing, created to ensure the best aerodynamic performance in all driving conditions. This wing contributes to an aerodynamic package which increases downforce by up to 33% at the front and 74% at the rear compared to the Aventador Ultimae.

Side fins, located behind the front wheel arches, channel the airflow along the sides and the pronounced concavities of the doors to the side air intakes, which feature sharp edges that echo the arrows on the front. 

The Revuelto juxtaposes its personality as a track-inspired super sports car with a character designed for everyday driving with exceptional functionality. Significant attention was given in the design stages to ensure the cabin is roomy, practical, and perfectly equipped for track-day outings. The roof design offers 26 mm more headroom than the Aventador Ultimae, while the new monofuselage provides 84 mm more legroom, leaving additional space behind the seats to accommodate luggage up to the size of a golf bag. This space is in addition to the compartment under the front hood, which can hold two cabin trolleys. Functional elements such as storage compartments located under the centre dashboard and between the two seats have been included, as well as a cup holder built into the passenger-side dashboard.  

Revuelto hits the roads later this year, with the demand so strong that the first two years of production are already spoken for.


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