The successor to the Aventador introduces a captivating plug-in-hybrid powertrain, striking body design, enhanced technology, and even a more practical interior.
The 2024 Lamborghini Revuelto retains the 6.5-liter V-12 engine, now delivering an impressive 814 horsepower. However, this version is now a hybrid with the addition of three electric motors for assistance. While its pure electric range is limited, it promises exceptional performance. We’ve already shared details about the hybrid V-12 powertrain and carbon-fiber framework replacing the longstanding Lamborghini Aventador. Now, we’re excited to present the final product and reveal its official name: the 2024 Lamborghini Revuelto.
As is often the case with renowned Lamborghinis, there’s a connection to the world of bulls. The original Revuelto supposedly participated in battles in 1880s Spain. Interestingly, the name’s direct translation from Spanish, “scrambled,” aligns well with this reimagined Lamborghini. It embodies the seeming contradiction of hosting both a battery pack for its innovative plug-in-hybrid system and the traditional presence of a powerful V-12 engine.
Powerful Plug-In Hybrid
Combining the potent 814-horsepower 6.5-liter V-12 engine with three electric motors results in an impressive peak output of 1001 horsepower. Positioned on the front axle, the pair of electric motors enables torque distribution during both acceleration and regenerative braking. Meanwhile, a third electric motor is seamlessly integrated into the eight-speed dual-clutch transmission, now situated at the rear of the combustion engine. Nestled between the seats, the 3.8-kWh battery pack can deliver a peak current of 187 horsepower, which can be allocated to the three 147-hp electric motors based on demand. Unlike the Ferrari SF90 Stradale, the Revuelto has the capability to channel power to both axles while functioning as an electric vehicle.
For recharging, the battery can be refueled via a port located within the front luggage compartment. However, the somewhat inconvenient placement suggests it’s intended for occasional use. Alternatively, a more exhilarating method is available – the battery can be charged using the V-12 engine, effectively transforming the rear electric motor into a generator. This process takes a mere six minutes to replenish the battery pack.
Looks Like a Lambo
The Revuelto’s design effectively balances the familiar and the innovative. Its signature Lamborghini proportions and assertive stance remain intact—low, wedge-shaped, with a distinctive rear-heavy appearance. Yet, a plethora of fresh details distinguishes it, most notably the hooded headlights positioned beneath a hood that stretches all the way to the car’s front. This design element was influenced by Lamborghini’s sister brand, Ducati, and its Panigale superbike, as acknowledged by Mitja Borkert, Lamborghini’s head of design.
At the front, the Y-shaped running lights, initially introduced by the limited-edition Lamborghini Sián in 2021, make an appearance. Additionally, a pair of spherical radar sensors serves as a visual indicator of the Revuelto’s significant technological advancements. Moving to the side profile, the prominent air intakes behind the doors are accentuated by blade-like features, projecting a more aggressive aura. Above these intakes, what might appear as solid bodywork is actually a façade concealing extensive air channels on each side. Dubbed “aero wings” by Borkert, these elements are his personal favorite feature on the vehicle.
The top of the Revuelto’s V-12 engine is visible through the rear engine cover, a specific requirement set forth by Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelman. The car’s rear end is dominated by sizeable center-exit exhaust tailpipes positioned beneath a dynamic wing element. While the exact downforce value is yet to be disclosed, Rouven Mohr, the chief technical officer, confirms that it surpasses the downforce peak achieved by the Aventador SVJ, even when the latter’s adjustable wings are set in their low-drag configuration. A ballpark figure is at least 650 pounds.
More Spacious Interior
Lamborghini has addressed a prominent concern expressed by Aventador buyers, particularly those from the United States, regarding the limited space within the cabin. The Revuelto has been designed to offer more generous dimensions, boasting increased headroom and elbow space. Notably, the cabin of the Revuelto introduces a variety of storage compartments (an aspect missing in the Aventador) and a pair of Porsche-inspired cupholders that emerge from a front-mounted position, catering to the convenience of occupants. Even individuals of affluence require storage solutions.
Enhancing the cabin’s modernity, the Revuelto incorporates three digital display screens. The driver is presented with a 12.3-inch instrument cluster, positioned alongside an 8.4-inch touchscreen oriented in a portrait mode. This touchscreen is positioned beneath the distinctive “alien’s head” air vents at the center of the dashboard, serving as the primary interface for users. Furthermore, a new 9.1-inch widescreen display is placed in front of the passenger, offering the capability to showcase various data sets, including pertinent performance metrics during spirited driving.
To note, the relocation of the wiper and turn-signal controls from stalks to the face of the steering wheel represents a departure from the Aventador’s design approach. The Revuelto has adopted an Audi-derived stalk for its active cruise control, a move that offsets the removal of traditional stalks to some extent. The steering wheel features dial controls that oversee the adjustment of chassis and powertrain modes, alongside the management of adjustable aerodynamic features and ride height settings.
Impressive Performance Claims
Introducing a new addition to the existing Lamborghini modes of Strada, Sport, and Corsa, the Revuelto now offers the Città mode, tailored for exclusive electric-only usage during low-speed urban driving. The electric range is projected to be quite limited, with an estimated distance of only around six miles according to European testing standards. Notably, the peak power output varies based on the selected driving mode. In Città mode, the power is capped at 178 horsepower for EV-only operation, while Strada raises it to 873 horsepower, Sport elevates it to 895 horsepower, and Corsa unlocks the full potency of 1001 horsepower.
Despite the Revuelto’s foundational carbon structure being lauded for its enhanced strength and reduced weight compared to the Aventador, the incorporation of hybrid technology has led to an overall increase in mass. Lamborghini discloses that the central battery pack weighs approximately 154 pounds, with the front electric motors contributing just 81.5 pounds of additional mass. The new dual-clutch gearbox, housing its integrated electric motor, tips the scales at 425 pounds. The total weight of the vehicle is cited as 3915 pounds, based on the provided power-to-weight ratio; however, it remains uncertain whether this measurement accounts for fluids.
Despite the augmented weight, even in its initial launch configuration, the Revuelto will claim the distinction of being both the most robust Lamborghini road car ever produced and likely one of the swiftest. While a 2.5-second 0-60 mph time may not necessarily stand out in a segment where sub-three-second runs are commonplace, the astonishing claim of achieving 0-124 mph in under 7.0 seconds truly captures attention. Notably, this feat outpaces the Bugatti Chiron’s 6.5-second performance in the same benchmark.
Anticipate the commencement of Revuelto deliveries later this year. While the final pricing remains pending, Lamborghini reveals that the first two years of production are already fully allocated.