From Gasoline to Electric: Lamborghini’s Latest Creation, the Revuelto

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Luxury Meets Sustainability: Lamborghini Unveils its First Plug-In Hybrid Supercar

Luxury Italian sports car designer Lamborghini has made history by unveiling its first-ever plug-in hybrid supercar, the Revuelto. The car marks the end of a half-century of purely gasoline-powered V12 cars and ushers in a new era of hybrid technology for the iconic brand.

The Lamborghini Revuelto is not just any hybrid car. It still has a V12 gasoline engine, but it also features three electric motors. Together, the two systems produce a total of 1,001 horsepower, making it one of the most powerful hybrid supercars on the market.

The car’s Spanish name translates as “scrambled,” which is a nod to the mixed power sources that make it possible. This unique combination of gasoline and electric power provides a range of driving sensations, from loud and aggressive to smooth and silent. With a menu of 13 different drive modes, drivers can customize their experience to suit their mood and driving style.

The Revuelto’s hybrid system also provides a solution to a long-standing challenge for automakers: balancing weight distribution in hybrid cars. The Revuelto’s V12 engine is positioned towards the back to make room for the battery packs, allowing the car to maintain an ideal weight distribution of 44% on the front wheels and 56% on the back. The gasoline engine’s power, along with one electric motor, goes only to the back wheels, while two more electric motors power each of the car’s front wheels, providing all-wheel-drive.

The front wheels’ two independent motors also enable “torque vectoring,” with differing amounts of power being sent to each front wheel as needed for optimal cornering and traction.

The batteries in the Revuelto can be charged through a plug, just like an electric car, providing a certain amount of purely electric driving. However, Lamborghini did not specify how long the car could drive on battery power alone. Once the batteries are depleted, the car will operate like a standard hybrid, switching between electric and gasoline power as needed.

To save weight, the car’s body is made largely from carbon fiber, although rear structures are made from aluminum alloys. The new V12 engine is also slightly lighter – by 37.5 pounds – than the engine in the Aventador supercar it’s replacing.

Lamborghini has not yet announced the price of the Revuelto, but it is expected to cost significantly more than the Aventador, which started at around half a million dollars. The plug-in replacement for Lamborghini’s other supercar, the V10-powered Huracán, will be revealed later.

The Urus SUV, which is produced in much higher volumes than the supercars, will also become a plug-in hybrid, but it will not be replaced with an entirely new model.

In conclusion, Lamborghini’s first-ever plug-in hybrid supercar, the Revuelto, is a testament to the brand’s commitment to innovation and performance. With its unique combination of gasoline and electric power, the Revuelto delivers unmatched driving sensations and weight distribution, making it a true hybrid supercar. Although the price of the Revuelto is not yet known, it is expected to set a new standard for luxury hybrid cars.

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