Luxury sports cars aren’t exactly known for being eco-conscious, but Lamborghini just announced the company’s first plug-in hybrid supercar. The Lamborghini Revuelto, which translates to “scrambled,” should satisfy anyone’s need for speed, as long as they don’t look too much at battery life.
In other words, engaging this vehicle in all-electric mode won’t get you very far, just 6.2 miles from a full charge. That’s probably not enough juice to get you to the grocer and back, but this is a hybrid vehicle that’s not exactly intended for all-electric use. That said, the combustion engine alone charges the rather tiny 3.8 kWh battery in just six minutes via regenerative braking on the front wheels, the company
Battery life isn’t the main reason people buy luxury sports cars (it’s probably not the top ten), so the motor here is designed for power, acceleration and maximum speeds. The relatively lightweight engine (480 pounds) develops 814 horsepower at a blistering 9,250 rpm. It’s a Lamborghini through and through, with a host of air intake ducts located throughout to increase airflow for the engine, resulting in a power level of 126 bhp per litre. The company claims this is the “highest output in Lamborghini’s 12-cylinder engine history”.
The design is heavily influenced by aerospace engineering, with sculpted surfaces, sharp lines and hexagonal exhausts. Lamborghini also took design cues from its own past, like the vertically opening scissor doors of 1970s Countach models and the floating blade on the rear fender often associated with the Diablo line.
Of course, the interior is equipped with all sorts of state-of-the-art components, such as a 12.3-inch digital cockpit with a large central screen, an equally large 9-inch passenger-side screen and plenty of options. Infotainment Affiliates. It is also the very first Lamborghini with an advanced driver assistance system. Finally, there’s an associated smartphone and smartwatch app that monitors certain aspects of the car’s status, such as fuel level, battery, range and GPS location. This app even performs basic tasks remotely, like activating the horn, lights, and locks.
It is the first step in plans by Lamborghini and parent company Volkswagen to However, the brand hopes in the 2030s that run on synthetic fuel. The Lamborghini Revuelto will ship later this year for the eye-watering price of $542,165, (requires free registration to read.)