It’s not everyday you get the chance to ogle the replacement for the Aventador, in the flesh, but yesterday (Tuesday) was not like any other day – ever. We were up close and personal with the Lamborghini Revuelto.
Revealed in Melbourne, the new model marks a step into not quite unfamiliar territory for the Italian supercar brand, because the Revuelto is a series production offering that just happens to be a plug-in hybrid (unlike the Sian which was a strictly limited build).
Despite three electric motors (two driving the front wheels) and a battery pack, it’s light by comparison, at 1,772kg – thanks to little tweaks everywhere, including a revised monocoque subframe, and the removal of the drive shaft.
The tunnel left behind houses the battery, while the engine has been turned a full 180-degrees to allow the transmission to be mounted at the rear and paired with an electric motor. A retuned V12 delivers 607kW on its own.
Combine that with the electric motors in maximum attack mode and you get a jaw bending 756kW of power, and a 0-100km/h sprint time of 2.5 seconds. It’s all married up to an e-DCT for smoother, faster shifts.
Riding on Bridgestone rubber specifically developed for this car, the Revuelto features a dramatic aero package that provides extra cooling and improved downforce. It also sports a refreshed deployable rear wing that has been moulded around new exhaust architecture.
Inside, you’ll find a new dash layout that looks genuinely inspired by a spacecraft, with a passenger display that can be configured via a simple widget on the main infotainment screen. The new software underneath it is more responsive as well.
A new instrument cluster and model-specific steering wheel complete the package, and there are more than 400 combinations of exterior colours and interior trims to choose from. There’s no confirmed price yet (but it is rumoured to be around $900K).
Rumours abound too that it’s already sold out for its first two years of production (not surprising given the previous legendary status of the Aventador (which the Revuelto replaces) and its multiple variants).
With the supercar brand set to go fully electric in 2030, the model launched down under on 28 November is the beginning of a journey that will see the car maker invest $1.9 billion into technology that will allow it to shape its own performance car future.
That aside, Lamborghini took the opportunity at its special media preview of the Revuelto (revealed using a left-hand drive “touring” display vehicle) to showcase its long and storied history, with the new model sitting alongside a raft of iconic cars.
On hand were an Aventador SVJ, Murcielago SV, Diablo SV, a Countach, a Miura and a 400GT. What’s significant about that group of cars is the fact they all have a V12 under the hood.
It’s proper goose bumps territory for a car enthusiast like yours truly, and one that just needs to be absorbed quietly as you stare longingly. For more information on the 2024 Lamborghini Revuelto, contact your local Lamborghini dealership or visit their website.