Lamborghini Revuelto Disrupts The Supercar Market
- Written by : Ashton G. Curran
- Date Published : 2023-03-30
- Date Updated : 2023-03-30
- Category / Tag : lamborghini
It is also the first Lamborghini to have plug-in hybrid technology with three electric motors.
After all, that was the only way for the 6.5-liter V12 to survive and emerge as the most powerful production Lamborghini ever.
The performance is impressive to say the least with 0-100 km/h being a process of just 2.5 seconds and 0-200 km/h in just 7.0 seconds.
As for the final one, it exceeds 350 km/h.
Design wise the Revuelto looks simply stunning adopting elements from the Sian FKP 37 and Countach LPI 800-4.
The body retains the wedge shape with the light fixtures having a distinctive light trail.
The large air intakes stand out from the side, while at the back there are two dual tailpipes high up and a fierce diffuser lower down.
What makes a big impression from above is the bare engine and the aerodynamic complex created by the air channels.
Inside we see a 12.3-inch digital instrument panel and an 8.4-inch touchscreen.
There's also a 9.1-inch one in front of the passenger.
Attention is drawn to the many switches on the steering wheel, especially for the Corsa program that gives maximum power and, on the other hand, the EV for electrification.
Revuelto is the most powerful model to come out of Sant'Agata and the first with four-digit power.
At the heart of the powertrain is a mid-mounted naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V12.
It is the most powerful Lamborghini has ever built and produces 825 hp at 9,250 rpm, and 725 Nm at 6,750 rpm.
Which means it produces 55 hp more than the Aventador SVJ and weighs 218 kg.
The new combustion system has an increased compression ratio to 12.6:1 compared to the Aventador Ultimae's 11.8:1.
The V12 drives the rear wheels exclusively.
The DCT transmission is a new 8-speed dual liquid clutch (weighs 193 kg) that has an electric motor with a power of 150 hp and a torque of 150 Nm.
The other two motors drive the front wheels, they have the same power but 350 Nm.
All are axial flow type.
It is noteworthy that they compose a four-wheel drive that also works in the EV program.
The battery is a small one at 3.8 kWh and is located in the transmission tunnel between the driver and passenger.
It takes about 30 minutes to charge on a 7 kW charger, while range is not announced.
However, it is estimated that it will not be more than 3-4 kilometers, while Lambo talks about a 30% lower CO2 emission compared to the Aventador Ultimae.
In Lamborghini's 60-year history, only two other V12 cars have been fitted with a rear transverse-mounted gearbox: the revolutionary Miura launched in 1966, which also adopted a mid-rear transverse engine layout.
and the Essenza SCV12, a track-focused supercar with a longitudinal engine and transverse transmission.
There are 7 basic driving programs (Recharge, Hybrid, Performance, City, Strada, Sport and Corsa) and 13 driving profiles.
In the City, the new Lambo can move purely electrically and silently and delivers a maximum of 180 horsepower.
And as far as we can see the electric range provided by a small 3.8 kWh battery is somewhere around 10 kilometers.
They are selected by two rotary switches on the steering wheel.
Depending on the program, various characteristics change, such as the response of the engine, the operation of the gearbox, the traction system, etc.
In the Strada the power is limited to 886 horses, in the Sport to 907, while in the Corsa there are no restrictions and all 1,015 are available.
The monocoque cage is called Monofuselage and consists of polymerized CFRP (Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic) carbon fibers.
The cage is combined with high-strength aluminum structural elements that extend to the edges of the chassis.
Compared to the Aventador and according to Lamborghini, the new frame is 10% lighter and 25% stiffer with the degree of stiffness reaching 40,000 Nm/degree.