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Lamborghini Revuelto replaces the Aventador with a PHEV

Yes, there are many automotive purists out there who cringe when they hear the words “Lamborghini” and “hybrid” used together, but the Italian automaker isn’t electrifying its cars for the sake of fuel efficiency. Instead, the addition of electric motors is purely for performance, and the Lamborghini Revuelto is equipped with three of them. As the replacement for the Aventador, this V12-powered plug-in hybrid proves there is more to electrification than avoiding the gas station.

Let’s start with what everyone wants to know: powertrain. Boasting a 6.5-liter V12 combined with a trio of electric motors, the combined system output peaks at 1,001 horsepower and 793 pound-feet of torque. Breaking it down, the V12 engine produces 814 hp and 535 lb-ft of torque, while the two electric motors up front each generate 148 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. The third motor is integrated into the eight-speed DCT that’s mounted behind the rear axle. That motor produces 148 hp and 110 lb-ft of torque.

This is Lamborghini’s first plug-in hybrid and it uses a 3.8-kWh battery pack found in the tunnel in the center of the vehicle. It’s all built on a new monocoque chassis, that according to Lamborghini, is 10% lighter and 25% stiffer than what was found on the Aventador. And yes, the Revuelto is capable of traveling up to 6.2 miles on electric power alone.

So how fast is it? Well, the plug-in hybrid supercar is capable of going zero-to-60 mph in under 2.5 seconds, and hits 124 mph in under 7.0 seconds. Top speed is rated at over 217 mph, making this one impressive Lambo. But performance isn’t just about acceleration and top speed. Electric torque vectoring is introduced for the first time in Lamborghini’s history with the Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo 2.0 system. This new torque vectoring system only intervenes on the brakes when strictly necessary. Speaking of brakes, you’ll find massive 16.1″ carbon ceramic rotors up front and 15.4″ in the rear, paired with 10-piston calipers and 4-piston calipers, respectively.

Interestingly, Lamborghini put some attention into the cabin space and pointed out that the interior is more spacious. There’s more headroom and elbow space compared to the Aventador and it’s packed with three digital display screens. Ahead of the driver is a 12.3″ cluster, while an 8.4″ portrait touchscreen can be found in the center of the dash. There’s also a 9.1″ display in front of the passenger.

Official pricing for the Lamborghini Revuelto was not announced, but deliveries will begin later this year. The Italian automaker did say the first two years of production are already fully ordered, which should be of little surprise to anyone.

Written by Jason Siu

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