It’s a Lamborghini, however it’s a plug-in hybrid. There’s nonetheless a V12 below the lengthy and angular carbon bodywork, however it has some assist. Assist comes within the type of three electrical motors that give the supercar a giant all-wheel-drive improve.
“The primary tremendous sports activities V12 hybrid plug-in HPEV (Excessive Efficiency Electrified Car).” That’s what Lamborghini is asking the Revuelto.
Lamborghini Revuelto Can Run Totally Electrical
Revuelto will get two electrical motors mounted to the e-axle up entrance. There’s additionally a motor hooked up to the V12 within the again. Every motor can generate 147 horsepower, however the whole output is a little more sophisticated.
Lamborghini didn’t need an enormous electrical battery. The corporate needed one thing that was light-weight, as is befitting of a big-buck hypercar. The battery additionally wanted to suit into the middle tunnel, the place Lamborghini’s transmissions (and entrance drive shaft) used to dwell.
A 3.8-kilowatt-hour battery is the end result. A battery pack with one severe limitation: It may possibly solely ship out sufficient juice to make 187 horsepower.
Intelligent electronics can ship that energy to any or all the three motors in no matter manner it decides is finest. In full-electric mode, all of that energy will go to the entrance two tires more often than not. Reverse will even come from the 2 front-mount motors.
Ought to the necessity come up, although, say in a snowy ski lodge parking zone, the Revuelto might be an all-wheel drive EV. Simply not a very fast one.
Having front-mount motors does extra than simply add energy. It additionally helps enhance dealing with. Lamborghini’s management unit can ship energy to the left or proper entrance tire to ship a robust torque-vectoring impact for pulling tougher out of a flip or lowering understeer and oversteer.
The electrical energy system gives a complete of 13 completely different driving experiences, together with the electrical AWD ones. Lamborghini says it can additionally give the motive force extra confidence behind the wheel.
Surprisingly, Lamborghini truly expects its clients to make use of this newfound AWD efficiency. The Revuelto wears large (345/30R21 within the rear) Bridgestone Potenza sport tires in the summertime. For winter, Bridgestone developed a particular model of its Blizzak winter tire. The tire, Lamborghini says, gives “excellent grip on snow.” They know the place to search out us to check that out!
Lighter, Extra Highly effective V12
Lamborghini has not deserted the V12; it has truly made it higher. Although it is a 6.5L V12, the identical measurement because the one within the Aventador it’s changing, it is extremely completely different.
The brand new V12 weighs simply 481 kilos. It’s not mild, however it’s round 40 kilos lighter than the outdated one.
Within the Revuelto, the engine can be flipped. The transmission is on the again now as an alternative of within the entrance. The superquadro V12 places out 814 horsepower, giving the automobile a complete of 1,001 horses when fuel and electrical are absolutely mixed.
That gearbox is a brand new 8-speed double-clutch unit. It comes with a trick decoupler that may ship its energy on to the engine when the V12 is operating. It may possibly additionally ship energy on to the transmission when the fuel engine is off.
As all the time, the V12 sits proudly on show below its clear cowl. The driving force ought to be capable to see it clearly by means of the rear window, as properly.
It’s the best particular output of any Lamborghini V12 ever. The brand new engine will even tear to a redline of 9,500 rpm. Since Lamborghini places a heavy emphasis on the automobile’s sound, anticipate it to essentially scream.
Cost Up In 6 Minutes
What else can that V12 do? It may possibly cost up the battery. Or no less than you may inform the Carabinieri that’s what you have been doing when somebody calls in a grievance.
The electrical battery might be charged utilizing commonplace electrical energy at dwelling. Or you are able to do it the enjoyable manner. Lamborghini says that you need to use the V12 to cost the battery and that it takes simply six minutes. Six superb minutes the place you may flip combustion now into electrical energy for later.
Lamborghini has given the Revuelto a high-tech cabin, too. It has the standard 12.3-inch digital sprint show and an 8.4-inch middle display screen. The passenger will get their very own display screen, too. They will use it to manage the infotainment system or simply watch the map in entrance of them. The passenger also can entry the dynamics controls.
Different new tech features a telematics system and bringing over-the-air software program updates to the automobile. By means of the Lamborghini Unica cellular app, the proprietor can monitor automobile standing on-line.
House owners also can use the monitoring system to identify and cease unauthorized use. Or name the 24-hour car restoration safety service.
Final however not least, Revuelto will get radar cruise, lane departure warnings, and different superior driver aids. It’s the primary time Lamborghini has added an entire superior help suite.
What About That Title?
So what about that identify? Revuelto means scrambled in Italian — what the efficiency will do to your central nervous system. It’s also the identify of a combating bull. Almost all Lamborghinis value a point out get their names this fashion. This explicit bull fought within the Eighties.
Anticipate the Revuelto later this 12 months. With greater than 400 completely different paint colours and 70 customized inside colours, you would possibly wish to attain out to your seller quickly.