This is the Lamborghini Revuelto, the evolutionary replacement for the vanquished Aventador. Lamborghini isn’t ready to move away from the glorious naturally aspirated V12 just yet. Their solution to keeping the V12 alive is to literally Frankenstein the engine with electricity. The Revuelto is a 1,000bhp HPEV (High Performance Electrified Vehicle) hybrid, a temporary get out of full EV adoption jail for Lamborghini in the hope that one day the EU suspends their decision to ban sales of new gasoline cars in 2035.
Codenamed the LB44, the Lamborghini Revuelto becomes the raging bull’s most powerful hyperbeast to date.
The Revuelto incorporates three electric motors, two provide assistance to the front wheels, the third electric motor is housed in the gearbox.
The 6.5-litre V12 is upgraded and now provides 814bhp and 535 lb-ft (725 Nm) of torque giving a total system output of 1,000bhp.
Performance is mind-bending. The 8-speed dual-clutch transmission allows for a top speed of 217mph, and the 0-62mph time takes 2.5 seconds.
The battery pack is small, just 3.8kWh which equates to 3 miles of electric driving range. However, the battery pack and electric motors are about providing electric turbo power, without needing a traditional turbo.
The Plug-in element is rather redundant considering the V12 can recharge the batteries from 0-100 percent in just six minutes when on the move.
The Lamborghini Revuelto discards the Aventadors F1-inspired pushrod suspension for twin wishbones and vertical suspension springs all around. Rear wheel axle steering is standard.
The interior is much more simplified than the outgoing Aventador and incorporates a fixed 12.3-inch digital instrument screen and an 8.4-inch vertically mounted infotainment screen.
The new Lamborghini Revuelto inner core is made from a carbon fibre and the resulting tub is reinforced with aluminum. However, the addition of electric motors and batteries increases the weight. As a comparison, the Aventador weighed 1550kg while the Revuelto weighs in at 1,770kg.
No word on price or availability, our inside sources over at Lamborghini say the Revuelto will terribly expensive and available soon.