Lamborghini has officially revealed the hybrid V12 successor to its Aventador that marks a “new paradigm in terms of performance, sportiness and driving pleasure” for the brand.

    Dubbed the Revuelto, which is the Spanish word for ‘scrambled’ or ‘mixed’, this V12 plug-in hybrid supercar is based on a new architecture with a new design language and maximised aerodynamics.

    Before we get into the nitty-gritty, here are the top-line facts and figures:

    • 6.5-litre naturally aspirated V12 producing 607kW of power and 725Nm of torque
    • Three electric motors: Two front-mounted (110kW/350Nm) and one transmission-mounted (110kW/150Nm)
    • 3.8kWh lithium-ion battery pack
    • Transverse-mounted eight-speed dual-clutch transmission
    • Total system output of 745kW of power
    • Claimed 0-100km/h sprint time of 2.5 seconds, 0-200km/h in less than 7.0 seconds
    • Claimed top speed of more than 350km/h

    The Lamborghini Revuelto’s V12 engine, codenamed L545, is claimed to be a completely new unit and the brand’s most powerful 12-cylinder engine ever.

    It’s also the Italian carmaker’s lightest V12 too, weighing in at just 218kg. This is 17kg less than the 6.5-litre V12 engine in the Aventador.

    The Revuelto is the brand’s third V12 model to have a transverse-mounted transmission. The first was the Miura, the second the track-only Essenza SCV12.

    Lamborghini says the eight-speed dual-clutch transmission can decouple the engine in a way that allows the Revuelto to be all-wheel drive even when it’s in EV mode. There’s also electric torque vectoring and a four-wheel steering system.

    The Revuelto’s 3.8kWh lithium-ion battery pack, which is located along the central tunnel, can be charged at rates of up to 7kW.

    The Italian carmaker claims the battery pack can be fully recharged in 30 minutes when charging at 7kW. It can also be charged under regenerative braking from the front wheels or directly from the V12 engine in six minutes.

    Reverse is handled by the electric motors, rather than the petrol engine and transmission.

    As recently reported, the Revuelto comes with a total of 13 different drive modes, including an all-electric mode called Cittá (Italian for city) and a recharge mode.

    A number of these drive modes can be selected using two of the four rotary dials on the steering wheel that have been inspired by the units from the brand’s race cars.

    Thanks in part to the new architecture, which features large sections of carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP), the Revuelto has “optimal” weight distribution, with 44 per cent at the front and 56 per cent at the rear. This is said to result in better agility.

    In addition, the Revuelto has 11 per cent stiffer anti-roll bars at the front, 50 per cent stiffer anti-roll bars at the rear, as well as a 10 per cent quicker steering ratio than the Aventador Ultimae.

    The Revuelto comes with a range of active features designed to improve aerodynamics, including semi-active suspension and an active rear wing. There are also two NACA ducts located in front of the rear wheels.

    In high-load situations the Revuelto is 61 per cent more aerodynamically efficient than the Aventador Ultimae. It also has 66 per cent more downforce.

    The Revuelto comes with “specially developed” Bridgestone Potenza Sport tyres with run-flat technology and a four per cent larger front footprint than the Aventador Ultimae. Custom-designed Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 tyres can also be optioned for winter use.

    Providing the stopping power is a set of the latest generation carbon ceramic brakes, with 10 piston front calipers with 410x38mm discs, and four piston rear calipers with 390mmx32mm discs.

    In terms of design, the Revuelto has been penned with aerospace elements in mind. Highlights include the iconic scissor-opening doors, Y-shaped daytime running lights and hexagonal exhausts.

    Lamborghini says it will offer the Revuelto in 400 exterior paint colours, with 70 colour combinations for the interior.

    Inside the Revuelto has a “spaceship” design with a pronounced carbon-fibre central section. There’s a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a 8.4-inch vertical touchscreen, and a 9.1-inch passenger display.

    The Revuelto’s infotainment system has Amazon Alexa integration, as well as What3Words, and satellite navigation. The software will also be able to be updated over-the-air.

    The Lamborghini Unica mobile app allows owners to remotely view things like the fuel level, battery charge, electric range and exact position when parked. Owners can also remotely lock and unlock the doors, toot the horn, and flash the headlights.

    On the safety front the Revuelto comes with the following:

    • Rear cross-traffic alert
    • Active lane departure warning
    • Blind-spot monitoring
    • Adaptive cruise control
    • Surround-view camera

    At this stage it’s unclear when the first examples of the Lamborghini Revuelto will be coming to Australia.

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    Jack Quick

    Jack Quick is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne. Jack studied journalism and photography at Deakin University in Burwood, and previously represented the university in dance nationally. In his spare time, he loves to pump Charli XCX and play a bit of Grand Theft Auto. He’s also the proud owner of a blue, manual 2020 Suzuki Jimny.

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