The Lamborghini Revuelto is a supercar that also serves as a declaration of war against its competitors in the category and Newtonian physics. When Lamborghini introduced the Aventador in 2011, it had 691 horsepower, a 30-hp increase over the previous Murciélago LP670-4 Superveloce.
Yet, even the most basic entry-level Revuelto’s hybridized V-12 will produce a mind-boggling 1001 horsepower, a significant 30% boost over the 770 horsepower of the last-of-the-line Aventador Ultimate. We can confirm that it feels much more exhilarating after driving the Revuelto for the first time than the figures imply.
2024 Lamborghini Revuelto Interior
Lamborghini confesses that the tiny cockpit was one of the few things Aventador owners frequently complained about. The interior of the Revuelto isn’t lavish, but it does seem noticeably larger in terms of headroom and shoulder space.
A six-foot-tall motorist can wear a helmet without banging up against the ceiling. The new automobile includes a massive 3-D-printed air vent in the center of the dashboard and innovative technologies such as three digital screens.
A screen in front of the passenger may be programmed to display various shock-and-awe performance metrics. Another first for a Lamborghini sports car is storage space and a pair of Porsche-style pop-out cupholders that deploy from above the glovebox.
The Revuelto, like other plug-in supercars, includes an EV-only mode dubbed Città. A quiet, sluggish Lamborghini that feels about as speedy as a first-generation Nissan Leaf is unusual but uninteresting.
Città is planned as a stealth mode rather than a regular feature because the EV range will be just about six miles. A Hybrid mode starts and pauses the V-12 as needed, but we spent the bulk of our time with the car in Performance mode, which keeps the engine going all the time.
2024 Lamborghini Revuelto Exterior
The Reveulto is 490 pounds heavier than the Aventador, putting it just north of 4400 pounds, but it doesn’t feel as porky on track as that sounds. It appears more agile and responsive than its predecessor when driven back to back.
The SVJ must be dragged into slower corners, and throttle control is required to avoid inelegant understeer.
Because of its rear steering and flexibility to bias torque side to side, the Reveulto turns in considerably more sharply, appears to locate apexes more readily, and has a greater grip on the way out. It is also significantly more stable while braking hard.
2024 Lamborghini Revuelto Performance
The massive power of the Revuelto is generated without the need for turbocharging. Lamborghini chose hybrid assistance to extend the life of its naturally aspirated V-12 engine for another model cycle.
The combustion engine still has 6.5 liters of displacement but now revs at a dizzying 9500 rpm because of the inclusion of finger followers in the valvetrain, similar to the Corvette Z06.
The most noticeable difference between it and the Aventador is that the engine has been rotated 180 degrees and now drives an eight-speed dual-clutch gearbox behind it, powering the rear wheels.
The V-12 engine produces 814 horsepower on its own and is supported by three electric motors. The one at the back is housed inside the gearbox casing and serves as a starting generator.
An axial-flux motor powers each front wheel. There is no mechanical connection between the engine and the front wheels or any mechanical connection across the front axle.
Each of the three motors has a maximum output of 148 horsepower. Still, the peak flow rate from the 3.8-kWh battery pack positioned in the center tube between the seats is comparable to 187 horsepower. Therefore, that is the top electrical output.
Lamborghini says that the Revuelto accelerates from 0 to 124 mph in 7.0 seconds, only half a second slower than Bugatti’s statistic for the Chiron on the same track. The power-to-weight calculation places the quarter-mile in the upper nines after a low-two-second acceleration of 60 mph.
Most importantly, electrification has lost none of the visceral sensation of the V-12. When pushed, the engine sounds ferocious, and it’s tempting to upshift long before the 9500-rpm rev limiter.
Stay with it, though, and the engine pulls harder and harder to its stratospheric redline. While the Aventador lacked the low-down desire of its turbocharged rivals, the Revuelto’s electric motors provide quick punch even at lower engine speeds.
Accelerator response felt as acute in Sport and Corsa settings as in a fast EV. Lamborghini is also proud of having developed two distinct launch-control modes, the more liberal of which allows for some wheelspin.
Lamborghini claims Strada’s top output is limited to 873 horsepower, though you’re unlikely to notice the difference in the real world.
Sport mode boosts output to 895 horsepower, stiffens the suspension, and adds a considerably more lenient stability-control option that allows for considerable low-speed yaw angles before interfering.
It also accelerates shifts and provides a head-nodding torque boost during full-throttle upshifts. The maximum-attack Corsa setting activates all 1001 horsepower and is intended to optimize track performance.