- The 2024 Lamborghini Revuelto retains the 6.5-liter V12, which now produces 814 hp.
- But now it’s a hybrid and is assisted by three electric motors.
- It has a minimal pure EV range but promises massive performance.
We have already told you about both hybridized V-12 powertrain And carbon fiber structure the replacement for the long-lived Lamborghini Aventador. But now we can show you the finished car and tell you its name. This is the 2024 Lamborghini Revuelto.
Yes, like most famous Lamborghinis, there is a Taurus connection. The original Revuelto apparently fought in Spain in the 1880s. But the direct translation of the name from Spanish, “scrambled eggs”, fits well with this remixed Lamborghini. It exhibits the apparent paradox of both an onboard battery pack for its innovative new plug-in hybrid powertrain and the traditional presence of an almighty V-12 engine.
Powerful plug-in hybrid
The combination of the 814 hp 6.5-liter V-12 and a trio of electric motors gives a maximum combined peak of 1001 hp. There are two electric motors on the front axle, providing torque split both under power and through regenerative braking. A third motor is integrated into the eight-speed dual-clutch transmission, which is now located behind the combustion engine. The 3.8kWh battery pack mounted between the seats can only produce a peak power of 187hp, but this can be shifted between the three 147hp electric motors as needed. In contrast to the Ferrari SF90 Stradalethe Revuelto can send power to both ends while working as an electric vehicle.
The battery can be charged via a port in the front luggage compartment, and the awkward location suggests it’s intended for infrequent use only. More fun, if less green, will be the option to top it up with the V-12 that turns the rear electric motor into a generator. Charging the battery pack takes only six minutes.
Looks like a Lambo
The Revuelto’s design manages to be both familiar and different. Its proportions and stance are both hallmarks of Lamborghini – low, square and with visual mass congregating at the rear of the car. But there are also countless new details, most notably the concealed headlights, which sit beneath a hood that now extends all the way to the front of the car. It’s a detail that Lamborghini’s design chief Mitja Borkert admits was inspired by the superbike Panigale made by Lamborghini’s sister brand Ducati.
The front also features Y-shaped running lights, introduced by the limited edition Lamborghini Sián from 2021, as well as a pair of spherical radar sensors that provide a visual indication of the Revuelto’s dramatically increased level of technology. The side view is dominated by the huge air intakes behind the doors, made more aggressive by Blade-like details. What initially looks like a solid body is just a skin that is laid over massive air ducts on both sides. Borkert refers to these buttresses as “aerowings” and cites them as his favorite detail on the car.
The top of the Revuelto’s V-12 is visible through the rear engine cover, which is a key requirement of Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelman. The rear of the car is dominated by huge center-exit tailpipes under a movable wing element. We don’t have a final downforce number for the car yet, but Chief Technical Officer Rouven Mohr says the peak is greater than that produced by the Aventador SVJ when that car’s user-adjustable wings were in their low-drag configuration. Figure at least 650 pounds.
More spacious interior
Lamborghini says the limited space of the Aventadors The cramped cabin was one of the biggest complaints from buyers, especially American ones. The Revuelto is larger, with more headroom and elbow room, and its cockpit also gains multiple storage compartments (the Aventador lacked any), as well as a pair of Porsche-style cup holders that deploy forward of the passenger position. Rich people have things too.
The Revuelto’s cabin also gets three digital screens. The driver has a 12.3-inch instrument cluster, an 8.4-inch portrait touchscreen suspended below the “alien’s head” vents in the center of the dashboard and serving as the primary user interface. There’s also a new 9.1-inch letterbox display in front of the passenger that can be configured to show different groups of spooky numbers when the car is being driven heavily.
To our slight disappointment, the wiper and turn signal controls have been moved to the face of the steering wheel. The Aventador was one of the last sticky supercars. That ergonomic flush is somewhat undone by the fact that the Revuelto now has an Audi-sourced stalk for its active cruise control instead. Rotary controls on the steering wheel control chassis and powertrain modes, as well as adjustable aerodynamic and ride height settings.
Impressive performance claims
The Revuelto has received a new mode in addition to the regular Lamborghini settings of Strada, Sport and Corsa: Città, the EV-only setting intended for low-speed city use. Electric-only range will be very limited, as Lamborghini says it’s likely to be just six miles under European testing protocol. We also learned that the available peak power changes depending on the driving mode. Città limits it to the 178 hp of EV-only mode, Strada bumps it up to 873 hp, Sport bumps it up to 895 hp and Corsa brings the full 1001 hp.
Although the Revuelto’s carbon core structure is said to be both lighter and stronger than that of the Aventador, and loses the mass of its predecessor’s front differential and propshaft, hybridization has increased overall weight. Lamborghini says the central battery pack weighs 154 pounds and that the front engines add just 81.5 pounds of mass, with the new dual-clutch transmission being 425 pounds, including the weight of its integrated electric motor. Total weight is said to be 3915 pounds based on the power-to-weight ratio that Lamborghini states, although we don’t know if that’s with or without fluids.
Even with the increase in mass and at its lowest launch specification, the Revuelto will be both the most powerful Lamborghini road car yet and almost certainly the fastest. The company’s claim of a 2.5-second 60-mph time might not stand out in a segment where pretty much everything is now running under three. But the claim that it can accelerate from standstill to 200 km/h in less than 7.0 seconds is a real eye-opener. It takes the Bugatti Chiron 6.5 seconds for the same benchmark.
Deliveries of the Revuelto will begin later this year, and while we don’t have a final price yet, Lamborghini says the first two years of production are already fully booked.
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Mike Duff has been writing about the auto industry for two decades and calls the UK home despite typically living on the streets. He loves old cars and adventures in unlikely places, with career highlights including driving to Chernobyl in a Lada.