Hyper Hybrid – Electric, Lamborghini Style
The Revuelto is the newest offering from Italian automaker Lamborghini, and it’s really not your average supercar. It’s also hybrid by the way and it is a long, long way away from your average hybrid also. Apparently, when Lamborghini does electric motors, they like to bring in three of them and then combine them with a 6.5-litre naturally aspirated V12 mid-engine. The result is a car that delivers an unparalleled driving experience, with exceptional power, speed, and agility.
The Revuelto is designed to deliver absolute excitement and control in all situations and in all grip conditions. It provides the driver with a level of confidence and connection with the car never experienced before. The innovations that place the Revuelto at the apex of its category include the architecture and balance of the car, the cutting-edge approach to the chassis and the aerodynamic design, and the new hybrid powertrain that makes it possible to maximise the electric motor support and introduce new driving modes, including electric 4WD, for a total of 13 different driving experiences.
The Revuelto’s layout is unprecedented. The three electric motors work in harmony with the V12 engine, providing instant torque and acceleration. The car’s architecture allows for optimal weight distribution, with 44% of the weight at the front and 56% at the rear, bringing them closer to the center of gravity and optimising the length of the wheelbase. The result is a perfect balance that makes the Revuelto extremely agile and effective both on the road and in the curves of a circuit.
This capability is also enhanced by the increased stiffness of the anti-roll bars, which have been increased by 11% at the front and 50% at the rear, and by the reduced steering ratio, which is down by 10% compared to the Aventador Ultimae. This approach has already been successfully tested on the Huracán STO. The Revuelto’s capabilities are complemented by the four-wheel steering system, which contributes significantly to the sensation of a car that is agile, responsive and compact but at the same time stable and precise. The specially developed Bridgestone Potenza Sport tyres feature a more generous front footprint, which is up by 4% compared to the Aventador Ultimae.
The Revuelto is the first Lamborghini equipped with the new aviation-inspired monofuselage, an ultra-lightweight integral carbon fibre structure weighing 10% less than the Aventador chassis. The monofuselage combines high performance in energy absorption with increased torsional stiffness, which is up by 25% compared to the Aventador. This makes the Revuelto exceptionally stable and contributes to the car’s overall feeling of compactness and responsiveness.
Active aerodynamics play an essential role in the Revuelto’s design, achieving new levels of efficiency and downforce. In high-load situations, the Revuelto achieves +61% efficiency and +66% downforce compared to the Aventador Ultimae. This is due to the front splitter and roof design, which channel air flow to the high-efficiency rear wing. The aerodynamics work in synergy with the semi-active wishbone suspension, which is controlled by the Lamborghini Vertical Control system designed specifically for the Revuelto. The system electronically manages vertical force exchanges, such as sudden load transfers during track driving, adapting the suspension and rear wing behaviour in real-time.
The Revuelto is also equipped with a new braking system and brake cooling system. The car features the latest generation CCB Plus (Carbon Ceramic Brakes Plus), with front calipers with ten pistons instead of six, combined with 410x38mm discs (in place of the previous 400x38mm of Aventador Ultimae). At the rear are 4-piston calipers and 390x32mm discs (in place of the previous 380x38mm). Discs are covered by a friction layer for better performance, thermal management, and acoustic comfort when braking.
This exclusive supercar really does represent the pinnacle of Italian automotive engineering. Unfortunately, a limited run of just 20 makes it an elusive one.