Lamborghini Revuelto

Lamborghini Revuelto: A Review

Lamborghini is one of the few automotive brands that has constantly pushed the boundaries of vehicle engineering. Every car they have released has been of the highest standard, and they are known worldwide for this.  

When you think of a Lamborghini, the first things that come to mind are bright colors, aerodynamics, and immense power. The new Lamborghini Revuelto doesn’t disappoint in any of these things. While they have put off changing to electric technology for some time now, the Revuelto is the start of a new era as it is a plug-in hybrid. Let’s dive deeper into what makes this car another excellent release from the Italian brand.

The Exterior and Interior of the Lamborghini Revuelto

The exterior of the Revuelto has the iconic Lamborghini shape so that you could never get it confused with any other vehicle. The grill at the front has been re-designed to include an open space at the front. It has been dividing critics whether this is an upgrade or a design failure. Like every other release from this brand, the devil is in the details, and they do details well. The integration of the aerodynamic elements and several cooling mechanisms is seamless, so much so that you would nearly miss them. The proportion of this design is altered slightly so that it is no longer tail-heavy, which improves its handling as well.  

To help with aerodynamics, there is an active back wing that can be controlled using the button on the steering wheel. Even the steering wheel was redesigned and is now more streamlined. It also has essential controls such as driving modes and EV settings available whenever you need them. It has a dry weight of 1,772kg. 

Within the interior, the cabin space for passengers is slightly larger. This change is due to the gearbox being mounted differently. Historically, it was placed on the front of the V2 engine, basically between the two passengers, but now it is attached to the back of the engine and placed transversely. 

Under the Bonnet of the Lamborghini Revuelto

Under the bonnet, it has a 3.8kWh battery pack that takes up the space where the gearbox historically lay. This electric system is used to provide an initial boost, especially around corners. Other than that, it is used to support the main engine. Unlike many other supercar EVs, it doesn’t support fast charging as that requires the addition of a DC power inverter, which adds unnecessary weight.  

As the battery is relatively small, it only needs half an hour to charge fully using an at-home charger. It can also be recharged using regenerative braking and the V12 engine and will take up to six minutes to reach total capacity. A fully charged battery will give you up to 8 minutes of electric driving.  

The electric driving only uses front-wheel driving, which ensures it is as smooth as possible. Each motor within the Revuelto’s platform can produce 148 horsepower and weigh just under 19 kg. The Lamborghini Revuelto’s motors can produce 187 horsepower with the help of the 6.5-litre V12 engine. 

The engine in question is the L545, which is the most powerful engine by the Italian automotive company. Along with power, they also managed to make it 17kgs lighter than the engine they manufactured for the Aventador. Overall, this car can produce 814 horsepower and 534 foot pounds of torque. It can complete 0-62 mph in 2.5 seconds and has a top speed of over 217 mph. 

The Mechanism of the Lambourghini Revuelto

So, what makes this car so unique when compared to other Lamborghini? It is underpinned by a Monofuselage. For people who are not Lambo buffs, a monofuselage is a term to describe the chassis, which is basically a carbon tub that is 10 percent lighter and 25 percent stiffer than the Aventador’s one. On the front, a subframe is constructed using fewer welds, giving greater energy absorption as a safety feature. A semi-active suspension and a carbon ceramic braking system are paired with this chassis to top off the whole system.  

The Lamborghini Revuelto is one of those special cars that only comes around once in a while when everything works so seamlessly together that it creates magic. Many cars that have included hybrid technology have ended up sacrificing performance for sustainability, but this is not the case for this car. The hybrid technology has been added to support the V12 engine and boost its overall performance. This is only the beginning of Lamborghini’s foray into electric technology. It will be an exciting future for the automotive industry and vehicle enthusiasts alike.

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Ryan Clancy
Ryan Clancy is a freelance writer and blogger. With 5+ years of mechanical engineering experience, he's passionate about all things engineering and tech. He loves bringing engineering (especially mechanical) down to a level that everyone can understand. Ryan lives in Miami, and writes about everything engineering and tech at sites like Forbes, Engineering360, Clinked, MakeUseOf, Mechanical Engineering HQ, and many more.

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