We recently spotted the new Lamborghini Revuelto V12 hybrid monster at the Nurburgring undergoing testing, with sound, and it appears the test driver is pushing it hard.
The Lamborghini Revuelto is the successor to the Aventador. It’s the new mack daddy in the regular range. We say ‘regular’ range because Lamborghini, like other high-end car brands, often sells the odd special edition or one-off crazy contraption that trumps the common flagship model.
Almost all parts are new for the Revuelto. Chief among which is the 6.5-litre naturally aspirated V12 engine that is now paired with three electric motors. The engine, codenamed L545, is new despite being the same size as the V12 in the Aventador, and it can rev out to 9500rpm. That’s up from 8500rpm in the Aventador.
This ungodly unit develops 607kW alone, which, again, is higher than the output of the Aventador which peaked at 566kW in the case of the SVJ, and 574kW in the Ultimae. So, it’s already the most powerful in the family but Lamborghini wanted to add a sprinkling of absolute madness.
With the three electric motors on full song the package generates 747kW. Yep, it hits the magic 1000hp mark. As a result, the Revuelto dashes off from 0-100km/h in just 2.5 seconds, and 0-200km/h in under 7.0 seconds. Compared with the SVJ, this annihilates it and its pissy 2.8-second and 8.6-second timeframes.
Although we’ve all already seen the new model in pictures, this has to be one of the first times anyone has been able to see one moving and singing its song. And on the Nurburgring, no less. The German circuit, extending some 20.8km long, is the proving ground for many international car manufacturers, as the circuit features un-race-track-like characteristics that are not too dissimilar to what you find on public roads.
The surface is bumpy in parts and there’s even a few jumps where fast cars actually get airborne for a moment. There are also off-camber and on-camber corners, including the famous concrete-blocked hairpin called the carousel. This is where vehicle suspension systems are really put to the test as the high g-forces compress the springs right down, and then they have to deal with bumpy connection joints. It’s nuts.
Production of the Revuelto is not set to commence until the second half of this year, meaning this stunning blue example seen on the ‘Ring is a pre-production prototype that might end up being crushed after its services are complete. Customer deliveries are slated to commence in the last quarter of this year for some markets, and then in 2024 for others.
Before it arrives though take a look at our spy video below for a tasty preview. Prices in Australia are yet to be confirmed but we’d suggest somewhere in the region of AU$1 million, considering the last Aventador LP 780-4 Ultimae retailed from $992,653.