The Lamborghini Revuelto is the new bull in town. It has a new hybrid system, dual-clutch transmission, superbike-inspired styling and new driving modes. It has a V12 engine free of forced induction. It produces more than 800 horsepower without hybrid assistance. Combined with its electric motors, power output soars to 1,001 horsepower.
The Revuelto supercar succeeds the Aventador after its decade of reign and it changes Lamborghini history. The Italian carmaker replaced one mechanically menacing bull on wheels with a stronger hybrid bull.
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A beautiful bull
The new Revuelto boasts beautifully distinct styling. Lamborghini’s designers remixed the 2021 Sian FKP37, retaining the Y-shaped headlights, pinched, sharp front end, protruding side intakes and over-the-top rear diffuser. The wedge-shaped side profile and wide front end synonymous with Lamborghini design have been carried over to the Revuelto.
As recognizable as the Revuelto initially appears, several new design cues have also debuted in the Aventador successor, including some from a two-wheeled cousin. Lamborghini’s head of design Mitja Borkert noted its hooded headlights are inspired by the Ducati Panigale, a superbike produced by Lamborghini’s sister brand.
The Revuelto also boasts enlarged front vents positioned below the headlights and massive side skirts characterize the supercar’s front end, while newly positioned, mid-mounted exhaust and flying buttresses are most prominent out back. The rear spoiler, similar to the Aventador’s, has several configurations to produce more or less downforce depending as needed.
Lamborghini’s Chief Technical Officer Rouven Mohr said the peak downforce figure is greater than Aventador SVJ’s when the Revuelto’s adjustable wings are the low-drag configuration.
Performance to back up styling
More than 800 horsepower power the Revuelto via its naturally aspirated, 6.5-liter, 9,000-RPM-plus V12. A 3.8-kWh battery back positioned between the seats produces as much as 187 horsepower bringing the combined horsepower to 1,001.
Electric assistance comes in the form of three motors. Two of these electric motors are mounted to the front axle and one in the rear; the Revuelto sends its hybrid-V12 power to all four wheels.
Gone (and hopefully soon forgotten) is the single-clutch, independent shift rod transmission as “notoriously herky-jerky.” The outgoing gearbox is replaced by an eight-speed dual-clutch mounted directly behind the engine. These advancements allow the Revuelto to hit 62 miles per hour in 2.5 seconds and 124 mph in less than seven seconds. The Revuelto matches the Aventador with a top speed of 217 mph.
Drivers intimidated can choose between power options Strada, Sport, Corsa, and Città. The latter is new for the Revuelto; it uses solely electric power. Only 173 horsepower is available in the mode for six miles until the battery dies. Strada increases that figure to 873, Sport to 895, and Corsa uses 100 percent of the Revuelto’s potential.
Futuristic hardware, “natural driving”
Lamborghini’s technicians didn’t just bump up the power and call it a day. The Revuelto comes standard with equipment that combines with power enhancements to make it a proper track weapon. Electronic torque vectoring, for example, assists drivers with corner exits. It sends a specific amount of torque to each wheel depending on which needs it the most.
The Revuelto’s manufacturer emphasized the importance of “natural driving” and said this will only be used in situations when deemed absolutely necessary. A rear-axle steering system for enhanced corner stability is also a first for the Italian automaker’s V12 flagships.
The Revuelto utilizes a carbon fiber monocoque with rear shock towers and an engine cradle, all of which are one piece, for maximum rigidity. This increases rigidity by 25 percent over its predecessor and reduces chassis weight by 10 percent. The total weight hasn’t been announced.
A feasible daily driver or only race-ready?
Lamborghini acknowledged Aventador seating limitations. With the Revuelto, the cabin has more leg, shoulder and headroom as well as adding additional storage slots and cup holders. Comfort and usability are improved with the redesigned center console. It added new screens and repositioned buttons.
A customizable digital gauge display measuring 12.3 inches is complemented by a portrait-oriented screen in the center that replaces the complex button configuration of the outgoing Aventador. These control virtually every function from navigation to climate controls. Passengers also receive a small screen mounted above the glove compartment to display a variety of figures during operation.
Over-the-air updates, like those in state-of-the-art EVs, keep the Revuelto’s tech fresh.
Potential Revuelto buyers will have to wait. Lamborghini announced the new supercar is sold out for two years despite the vehicle’s unknown price. Since the Aventador’s final offering had an MSRP of more than $500,000, the Revuelto will likely cost more.
Still interested? While saving your money, experiment on Lamborghini’s configurator to spec your pending new supercar.
Mason Bloom is a reporter for TheWeeklyDriver.com. When he is not writing about industry news, new car reviews or covering live motorsport events, he’s a sophomore at Aptos High School on the California central coast.