What a time to be a supercar fanatic, as we’re bearing witness to solely the sixth new V12 Lamborghini prior to now six many years. That is the alternative for the Aventador, that is the brand new flagship automobile for the raging bull, and it’s the first full hybrid from Sant’Agata Bolognese, however it’s a far cry out of your mother’s Prius.
Sure, you learn that proper: V12. Lamborghini took a have a look at all the opposite producers shrinking their engines and including turbos to make them extra environment friendly and friendlier to the atmosphere, and easily went “… nah.” It’s a massaged model of the V12 from the Aventador, so you continue to get the identical huge 6.5L chunk of metallic behind your seats, however there are a couple of vital variations.
The primary is that these 12 indignant bulls rampaging round behind you’re backwards, because the engine has been spun 180 levels round. That is in order that the brand new, dual-clutch, hybrid-boosted 8 pace transaxle can sit according to the rear wheels. It additionally frees up the house in entrance, the place the transmission was, for the Revuelto’s hybrid battery to take a seat low and centered.
The second is that the V12 is now chucking out nearly 814 HP and 535 lbs-ft of torque all by itself, making it probably the most highly effective road-going engine from Lamborghini up to now. It’s a lot extra highly effective than the model within the Aventador Ultimae, which solely managed a meager 780 HP.
That engine is accompanied by a trio of electrical motors, two of which sit on the centerline of the automobile on the entrance and drive a wheel every, with the third top-mounted however built-in in with the transaxle on the rear. Every of those motors can present 148 HP value of grunt, and because the V12 is simply hooked as much as the rear wheels, the Revuelto’s AWD is supplied by the hybrid motors up entrance and the large indignant shouty factor within the center.
The transaxle mounted motor is there to torque fill throughout shifts, in addition to function a generator to cost the battery again up. The 2 entrance motors are unbiased, which permits for torque vectoring to assist the automobile activate a dime and nail each apex it approaches.
When operating mixed in Corsa mode, the V12 and trio of hybrids will present 1,001 HP, in that simply oh-so-Italian approach. “No, we can not have one thousand! We want one thousand and one!” You can too run the automobile in “Metropolis” mode, which is full EV and solely 178 HP from the entrance two hybrid motors.
Talking of that shouty factor, it’s on full show. No engine cowl right here, thanks!
There’s a ton of under- and over-body energetic aerodynamics, which is the rationale that Lamborghini have moved the exhausts as much as sit just under the dynamic wing. That permits for the huge diffuser to take up all of the house it wants, whereas additionally not interfering with the pop-up wing.
For now, let’s simply say that we’re pleased that regardless of having wise German dad and mom which are all about effectivity and electrification, Lamborghini continues to be operating round in circles banging pots and pans collectively. You possibly can learn extra about their explicit type of madness in-depth right here.