Lamborghini has launched its much-awaited Revuelto for the Indian market. Available at a starting price of Rs 8.89 crore (ex-showroom), the Revuelto is the Italian marque's first plug-in hybrid supercar that uses a new-generation V12 engine supported by three electric motors, delivering a combined output of 1,015bhp. To the dismay of Lamborghini fans, the company will not likely open fresh bookings for the Revuelto as Lamborghini India Head Sharad Agarwal, in a special conversion with autoX, said that the model was already sold out until the end of 2025. However, the company has managed to secure a few allocations, with the first unit expected to be delivered in the coming weeks.
The Lamborghini Revuelto is a replacement for the Aventador, the journey of which began in 2011 with the unveiling of the Aventador LP 700-4 – which marked the debut of the firm's V12 powerplant.
Lamborghini Revuelto: Powertrain, Output
Speaking of the powertrain, the new flagship from Sant’Agata Bolognese comes powered by a brand-new 6.5-litre naturally aspirated V12 engine supplemented by 3 electric motors and a 3.8kWh lithium-ion battery pack. The engine alone churns out 825bhp at 9,250rpm and 725Nm of peak torque at 6,750rpm. Entirely new from the ground up, this engine is the lightest and most powerful 12-cylinder engine, tipping the scales at 218 kilograms.
When combined with electric motors – two on the front axle and one over the gearbox – the Aventador-replacing Revuelto delivers 1,015bhp. Power is sent to all wheels through an 8-speed dual-clutch gearbox, which is mounted transversely behind the V12 engine. This was not the case with the Aventador. With 1,015bhp at its disposal, the new flagship car is claimed to accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in just 2.5 seconds and has a top speed of over 350km/h.
Lamborghini Revuelto: Underpinnings, Design
Codenamed LB744, the Lamborghini Revuelto sits on a new chassis, called the 'monofuselage'. This is an all-carbon monocoque chassis, and features a carbon-fibre front structure including the front-impact structures. The new chassis is 10 per cent lighter than the Aventador's chassis, with the front frame weighing 20 per cent less than the Revuelto's predecessor. Weight-shaving measures extend to the rear end of the chassis as well, which is made of high-strength aluminium. According to the Italian firm, the utilisation of the all-carbon monocoque chassis is a significant step forward in terms of torsional rigidity, lightweight qualities, and driving dynamics of the supercar.
In terms of design, the Revuelto is undoubtedly a Lamborghini. Taking inspiration from the Sian and Centenario, the new Revuelto features Y-shaped elements, such as LED daytime running lights, tail-lights, hexagonal-shaped exhaust ports, and side body panels. This treatment also extends to the rear air intakes and wheels (20-inch front and 21-inch rear). Other noticeable bits include scissor doors (typical of Lamborghini's flagship cars of the past) and sharp chiselled edges on the car.
Lamborghini Revuelto: Interior, Features
Interior-wise, the Revuelto is bigger and wider with 26mm more headroom and 84mm more legroom than the Aventador. The supercar comes with an 8.4-inch vertical touchscreen in the centre, a 12.3-inch digital instrument panel display, a 9.1-inch display for the passenger, as well as a steering wheel with 4 knobs that the car owner can use for selecting 13 driving modes (including three hybrid modes: Recharge, Hybrid, and Performance). Other bits are Porsche-styled cupholders, a slot for a phone charger, Amazon's Alexa with what3words navigation, and upholstery that combines leather with a new Corsa-Tex fabric in Dinamica microfibre.
Also, the Revuelto is the company's first car to get ADAS technology that includes adaptive cruise control, lane departure, traffic warnings, and more. In terms of safety, the Revuelto comes equipped with the latest-generation carbon ceramic brakes with 10-piston front callipers and 4-piston rear callipers as well as airbags at the front and side.
Lamborghini Revuelto: Price, Market Rivals
Positioned as a direct rival to the Ferrari SF90 Stradale, the Lamborghini Revuelto starts at an ex-showroom price of Rs 8.89 crore. It will be sold alongside the Urus and the Huracan.