Lamborghini unveils its first plug-in hybrid supercar, the Revuelto

DragonSlayer101

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What just happened? Lamborghini has taken the wraps off its all-new flagship supercar, the Revuelto. It is the company's first plug-in hybrid that is officially described as an HPEV, or High Performance Electrified Vehicle. It has a futuristic design, packs in tons of new tech, and pays homage to the Aventador that has remained Lamborghini's flagship for over a decade.

The Revuelto comes with a carbon fiber monocoque frame and a front structure built out of forged composites. Most of the body panels are carbon fiber, with aluminium doors and thermoplastic front and rear bumpers thrown in for good measure. The car also gets scissor doors that have become a staple with most Lamborghinis over the years, and has an active rear wing with three positions that adjust to fit the current drive mode.

The Revuelto is powered by a 6.5-litre naturally-aspirated V12, aided by three electric motors, two at the front and one at the rear. The mid-engined V12 alone produces 825 brake horsepower @ 9,250 rpm and 534 ft-lbs of torque @ 6,750 rpm. Combined with the electric motors, each of which produces 110kW, the total power output is a whopping 1,001 bhp across all four wheels. The hybrid powertrain is paired with a new 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission (DCT).

The acceleration figures are super impressive as well. Lamborghini claims that its newest supercar can go from 0-100 km/h (0-62mph) in only 2.5 seconds and has a top speed of more than 350 km/h (217 mph). On the electric side, the Revuelto has only a 3.8 kWh battery pack that offers a range of about six miles on a single charge. The company is yet to offer details about emissions and fuel consumption.

The Revuelto comes with 265/30-21s up front and 355/25-22s rear Bridgestone Potenza Sport tires, and offers 13 different driving modes to provide an optimum experience in any condition. As reported by Wired, modes include Recharge, Hybrid, Performance, and the EV-only Città, which limits power to just 180 bhp. The Corsa mode delivers the full 1,001 bhp of power.

On the inside, the Revuelto gets a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, coupled with an 8.4-inch portrait-style infotainment display and a 9.1-inch display for the passenger. Despite the abundance of touchscreen controls, Lamborghini has retained some physical buttons, including the start button and one for the hazards.

Lamborghini is yet to reveal the pricing of the Revuelto, but said deliveries will begin by the end of the year.

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bviktor

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6 miles on a full charge!?? Oh my God, I nearly fell of the chair I was laughing so hard…
It's to give you more torque from a standstill, not to bring you from A to B without fuel.

It makes a lot of sense as a mild hybrid, many manufacturers are doing it, like the BMW 5 series, and it provides a great boost for driving dynamics.

As a PHEV though, not sure. I'm fairly certain that no one will ever put this car on a charger.
 

PurpleYoda

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It's to give you more torque from a standstill, not to bring you from A to B without fuel.

It makes a lot of sense as a mild hybrid, many manufacturers are doing it, like the BMW 5 series, and it provides a great boost for driving dynamics.

As a PHEV though, not sure. I'm fairly certain that no one will ever put this car on a charger.
Ok that actually makes sense so thank you for that, although you do have to charge it to use this feature, right? Or does it charge while you drive the car?
 

VitalyT

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A hybrid, with V12, LOL. It's like adding a spoon of honey into a barrel of crap - guess what it will taste like.

 

netman

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People who buy this car they may as well buy a few thousand kilometer square of land and make asphalt roads on it to drive this car on to their desired speed....! On city streets, this car always runs out of road...!
 

Underdog

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Maybe the addition of electric drive will get it classified to enable it to be driven in central London without paying the fines. Not that anyone who can afford one will give a damn about fines anyway.
 

Hodor

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6 miles on a full charge!?? Oh my God, I nearly fell of the chair I was laughing so hard…

It's quite enough for smaller traffic jams, after picking up kids from the school, or going shopping. Which is often the primary reason for buying a Lambo.