Italian supercar marquee Lamborghini has launchedits first super sports V12 plug-in hybrid sportscar in India. According to the brand the Revuelto defines a new paradigm in terms of performance, sportiness and driving pleasure owing to its new architecture, design, better aerodynamics, and a new carbon frame concept. Prices for the Revuelto start at Rs 8.89 crore, ex-showroom.
The design of the Revuelto is inspired by aerospace elements, characterized by sculpted surfaces encompassed by two lines that start from the front and embrace the cabin and engine, tapering down to the hexagonal-shaped exhausts. The shark-nose section of the broad carbon-fibre hood conveys a sense of power and speed. This is matched by the headlamp clusters with Y-shape daytime running lights framed by aerodynamic blades that connect the splitter to the hood itself. The side fins are located behind the front wheel arches while the roof combines more headroom with aesthetic qualities along with aerodynamic functions. The fully exposed longitudinal engine highlights the mechanical heart of the Revuelto, while you also get double hexagonal exhaust and Y-shape tail light signatures.
The “Y” is also the hallmark of the driver-oriented interior design influenced by the “feel like a pilot” philosophy. The visual centre of the cabin houses a pronounced carbon-fibre profile, with a “spaceship” design that encloses the central air vents and the 8.4-inch vertical touchscreen. The Revuelto offers a completely new Human Machine Interface (HMI) system consisting of three displays: a 12.3-inch instrument cluster, the central display, and in addition a 9.1-inch display. Using a two-finger swipe, the owner can move infotainment content either to the instrument cluster or to the passenger display.
The new steering wheel design is inspired by the interaction with the steering wheel of a Squadra Corse race car, providing the feeling of a pilot. The added controls allow all vehicle dynamics and multimedia commands to be comfortably within short reach. The navigation system is entirely redesigned and developed, using maps downloaded in real-time. Amazon Alexa allows access to vehicle control functions such as climate, navigation and media via voice commands. Using the Lamborghini Unica mobile application, the owner can constantly monitor the car’s status including the fuel level, battery charge, electric range and its exact position when parked.
The Revuelto retains one of Lamborghini’s strongest traditions – four-wheel drive. As well as the internal combustion engine that provides power to the rear wheels, a pair of electric motors now make their debut on the front axle, each supplying traction to one of the front wheels. There’s also a third electric motor positioned above the eight-speed double-clutch gearbox that can supply power to the rear wheels, depending on the selected driving mode and the conditions.
A naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V12 mid-mounted engine does the duty here and is complemented by three electric motors, one of which is integrated into the new double-clutch eight-speed gearbox. In what has been the transmission tunnel traditionally for the brand, there is a lithium-ion battery instead, which powers the electric motors. The engine is the lightest and most powerful 12-cylinder motor ever made by Lamborghini. At around 800 bhp, it the highest output in the history of Lamborghini’s 12-cylinder engines, while maximum torque is 725 Nm at 6750 rpm. Along with the motors the combined power made is more than 1,000 bhp.
Revuelto sees Lamborghini implementing a complete ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System) for the first time, which includes advanced functions to improve safety and daily driving thanks to a sophisticated system of cameras, radar and sensors. These include Active Lane Departure Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.
The author is a Senior Editor at carandbike.com.