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Lamborghini Revuelto debuts in Australia, sold out until 2026

This is the first plug-in hybrid Lamborghini ever, called the Revuelto. It made its debut in Australia today, in Melbourne, ahead of local deliveries next year.

The Revuelto is the successor to the mighty Aventador, sitting atop the showroom range as the flagship series production model (excluding special models and one-off concepts). It, amazingly, carries through with a naturally aspirated V12 engine, following in the footsteps of decades of legendary 12-cylinder models from Lamborghini, such as the Miura, Countach and Diablo.

2024 Lamborghini Revuelto debuts in Australia

Unlike any predecessor though, the Revuelto features an electric motor system at the front axle, incorporating two electric motors (one for each front wheel). A third electric motor is mounted at the rear. These combine to produce 330kW, adding to the 607kW 6.5-litre naturally aspirated V12.

The combined result is a whopping 747KW (1015PS), making it the most powerful series production Lamborghini ever. It’s also one of the quickest, promising the 0-100km/h sprint in just 2.5 seconds, and a top speed of over 350k/h. When the Aventador first came out in 2011, its 515kW V12 managed 0-100km/h in 2.9 seconds.

This new powertrain is 30 per cent more powerful than the old Aventador SVJ, and produces 30 per cent fewer emissions. Lamborghini says the official fuel consumption data is still undergoing official assessment.

As you’d expect, most of the Revuelto is made from carbon fibre to keep weight to a minimum. Despite featuring a 3.8kWh battery, mounted cleverly as a narrow beam that runs down the middle of the car, the new model’s platform is actually 10 per cent lighter in weight than the Aventador’s platform.

Torsional rigidity has increased by 25 per cent as well. And with less weight and added strength it must be an absolute machine to drive. It does actually drive in electric mode as well, not that you’d want to do that with such a glorious engine sitting behind your head.

Lamborghini says it has concentrated on improving practicality and ergonomics with the new model. That’s quite unusual for a supercar marker to consider regular driving factors, but here, the Revuelto promises more headroom, more random storage for phones and drinks, and there’s even a touch-screen for the passenger side.

If you are interested you might want to hang around the classifieds as the first production run has already been sold out, and in fact Lamborghini says it is sold out through 2025. Prices in Australia start from around $987,000.

Brett Davis

Brett started out as a motor mechanic but eventually became frustrated working on cars that weren't his. He then earned a degree in journalism and scored a job at Top Gear Australia back in 2008, and then worked at Zoom/Extreme Performance magazines, CarAdvice, and started PerformanceDrive/PDriveTV in 2011 with Josh Bennis, and ran it for 12 years. He's now the owner and managing editor here at Driving Enthusiast.
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