The Lamborghini Revuelto is an incredibly powerful sports car that’s ready to challenge its rivals and the laws of physics. Back in 2011, when Lamborghini introduced the Aventador, it had 691 horsepower, which was already impressive. But now, even the most basic Revuelto model has a hybrid V-12 engine that produces a whopping 1001 horsepower, which is 30% more than the Aventador Ultimae with 770 horsepower. After driving the Revuelto, we can say it’s even more thrilling than the numbers suggest.
What’s remarkable is that the Revuelto achieves this incredible power without using turbocharging. Instead, Lamborghini uses hybrid technology to enhance its naturally aspirated V-12 engine. This engine still has a 6.5-liter capacity but can rev up to 9500 rpm, thanks to some special engineering. Unlike the Aventador, the Revuelto’s engine is positioned differently and connects to an eight-speed dual-clutch gearbox, which powers the rear wheels.
The V-12 engine itself produces 814 horsepower, and it gets help from three electric motors. One sits in the rear gearbox housing and serves as a starter-generator, while the other two drive the front wheels. Interestingly, there’s no physical connection between the engine and the front wheels. These electric motors can provide up to 148 horsepower each, with a peak combined electrical output of 187 horsepower from the 3.8-kWh battery pack located between the seats.
We had the opportunity to test the Revuelto at Porsche’s Nardò test track in Italy, alongside an Aventador SVJ, which held a Nürburgring Nordschleife record in 2018.
The Revuelto’s interior has improved compared to the Aventador, with more headroom and shoulder space. It features a large 3-D-printed air vent in the middle of the dashboard and new technology, including three digital displays. One of these displays in front of the passenger can show various performance statistics. Additionally, the Revuelto now has some storage space and pop-out cupholders above the glovebox, similar to Porsche.
The Revuelto can also run in an electric-only mode called Città, but it’s not very exciting and only offers a short range. Most of the time, we used the powertrain’s Performance mode, which keeps the engine running continuously. When it comes to performance, the Revuelto is incredibly fast. While we don’t have specific acceleration numbers yet, it easily outperformed the Aventador SVJ on the main straight at Nardò. Lamborghini claims the Revuelto can accelerate from 0 to 124 mph in just 7.0 seconds, which is impressively quick.
What’s even better is that the electrification of the Revuelto doesn’t take away from the thrilling experience of its V-12 engine. The engine sounds ferocious, and the electric motors provide instant power even at lower speeds. The different driving modes offer various levels of performance, from a smoother ride in Strada mode to maximum track performance in Corsa mode.
Despite being heavier than the Aventador, the Revuelto feels more agile and responsive, thanks to its rear steering and torque distribution capabilities. It’s stable under braking and handles corners with ease. Overall, the Revuelto is a remarkable and exhilarating supercar.
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