The Lamborghini Aventador, a tour-de-force in the supercar realm, had an impressive 11-year run that saw over 11,000 examples sold. Within that timeframe, the company introduced special editions and high-performance variants that kept this supercar fresh. Now, as the Aventador chapter closes, we look toward the future, towards the Aventador’s successor: the Lamborghini Revuelto.
Design & Styling
The 2023 Lamborghini Revuelto, a successor to the Aventador, offers a host of new design and styling aspects while retaining the iconic Lamborghini DNA. While the Aventador has been around for nearly 12 years, selling over 11,000 units, its legacy is set to continue in the Revuelto.
The Revuelto brings forward a more aggressive styling with sharper LED running lights lining the front end and two angular creases accentuating the hood line. Additionally, the rear has prominent angular light fixtures and two enormous center-mounted exhaust tips that distinctly protrude from the bumper, echoing its predecessor’s design aesthetics while carving its own identity.
It’s worth noting that this new powertrain contributes an extra 250 kilograms of weight due to the solid battery unit. However, advancements in weight reduction techniques, such as an extended carbon monocoque from front to back – a first in the world – which is 188 kilograms lighter than that of the Aventador, balance out this additional weight, maintaining the car’s agility.
The Lamborghini Aventador replacement’s aggressive and angular front end is accentuated by new LED running lights. Its rear features the Ypsilon design taillights, a massive diffuser, and elevated quad exhaust pipes that echo the Lamborghini Centenario’s signature look.
Powertrain & Performance
Regarding the powertrain and performance details, the Revuelto features a 6.5-liter naturally aspirated V-12 engine that produces 820 horsepower (hp) and 535 pound-feet (lb-ft) of torque. This is supplemented by two electric motors at the front, each delivering 148 hp and 258 lb-ft, as well as a third electric motor integrated into the all-new eight-speed dual-clutch transmission, adding 148 hp and 110 lb-ft. This setup leads to a total system output of 1,001 hp and 793 lb-ft. The battery pack that powers the electric motors is a 3.8 kWh lithium-ion unit located in the tunnel running down the center of the structure.
The new powertrain layout allows for various drive configurations across a range of conditions. The vehicle’s electronic brain can combine the hybrid system’s Recharge, Hybrid, and Performance modes with the Città (City), Strada (Street), Sport, and Corsa (Race) powertrain and chassis settings to deliver a total of 13 drive configurations.
In addition to its powertrain enhancements, the Revuelto has an all-new monocoque chassis that is 10 percent lighter and 25 percent stiffer than the Aventador’s. The change to a hybrid powertrain also results in approximately 30% less CO2 emissions than the Aventador Ultimae, the final version of the Aventador.
Ferrari also offers a powerful hybrid supercar called the SF90 Stradale. This car is similar to a Lamborghini Revuelto in many ways because it uses three electric motors. But Instead of a V12 engine like the Revuelto, the Ferrari uses a smaller, twin-turbo V8 engine. This 3.99-liter ICE unit produces 769 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of pulling power. It’s the most potent V8 engine Ferrari has ever made. The ICE unit is paired with a new eight-speed automatic transmission that’s lighter by 22 pounds than the old seven-speed version.
Additionally, the three electric motors help power the car. Two of them are at the front – one for each wheel – and can make the car go as fast as 84 mph but for less than 10 miles.
The third electric motor is connected to the engine and transmission. It helps reduce delay in power delivery from the turbochargers and allows the car to send 986 horsepower to the road through the rear wheels.
Launch & Pricing
As of early 2023, Lamborghini had garnered around 3,000 reservations for the new Revuelto. The official price has not been confirmed, but speculation suggests a price point of approximately £450,000. This places it in the upper echelon of the supercar market, maintaining Lamborghini’s tradition of crafting exclusive, high-end vehicles.
As the Lamborghini Aventador Successor, the Revuelto has big shoes to fill. With a blend of familiar yet aggressive design, a first-of-its-kind V12 hybrid powertrain for Lamborghini, and the brand’s inherent exclusivity, the Revuelto promises to be an exciting next chapter in Lamborghini’s illustrious history. Time will tell if the Lamborghini Revuelto will uphold the legacy of its predecessor, the Aventador, and set new standards for the future of supercars.