Lamborghini Unveils its V12 Hybrid Revuelto
Right after previewing the car’s outstanding hybrid-electric powertrain technological innovation that we described in a preceding report, Lamborghini has ultimately released the information on its substitution for its Aventador V12 flagship model. This includes not only the car’s new styling but also ultimately, its identify: Revuelto.
This is the title of an 1880s Spanish battling bull and it translates to indicate “mixed up,” which Lamborghini believed is a fitting reference to the mixing of combustion and electric powered electrical power in this design.
Just as we’re observing battery-electric EVs streamlining their bodywork to save each individual watt of energy, so the Revuelto has also been optimized for decreased drag irrespective of the brawn of its drivetrain. The firm describes the car’s strains as remaining motivated by aerospace machines whose administration of airflow is very important. Although the Revuelto’s two-line styling arcs from the car’s nose, above the roof, and tapers again to the hexagonal exhaust guidelines in a bid to limit drag, the roofline gives an inch far more headroom for occupants than in the Aventador.
This is since the raising functionality of Lamborghini’s autos has led to a corresponding fascination in using them to track days the place they can be exercised safely. In the Aventador, that intended that carrying a helmet could be a problem for taller motorists, so the Revuelto provides extra room for helmet-clad motorists.
A critical design and style aspect in the Revuelto’s structure is the entire publicity of its centerpiece V12 combustion motor, which is still left uncovered instead than hidden by bodywork or even showcased beneath a window. What seems like a crinkle-finish ingestion plenum is really a plastic go over on the engine, so there is a deal with on the uncovered engine.
Cautious aerodynamic optimization has made a style and design that generates 33 percent a lot more front downforce and 74 p.c a lot more rear downforce than the Aventador. Front airflow is managed by a splitter that has a radial primary edge in its middle segment, when the outer edges are slanted to deliver downforce and to create vortices that steer airflow absent from the drag-heavy entrance wheels and tires.
The rear employs an energetic wing that stows in a reduced-drag placement though driving the Revuelto’s 6 miles of electric powered-only driving assortment or when attempting to achieve the car’s top rated velocity of a lot more than 219 mph. The significant-downforce position is utilised when cornering grip is needed. The wing is abetted by a diffuser beneath the rear of the auto which has a steeper ramp for increased downforce. This is created attainable by the drivetrain reconfiguration which features making use of a transverse gearbox that is less of an obstruction to the diffuser.
The new carbon fiber chassis also provides 3.3 inches of legroom for the occupants. This is a problem for mid-engine vehicles, which are likely to have the entrance wheel wells intruding into the cabin’s footwell so that added room will be a welcome enhancement.
Revuelto capabilities a carbon fiber entrance crash absorption framework in put of the Aventador’s aluminum entrance construction, which trims 20 per cent of the excess weight. The over-all carbon fiber chassis composition, which Lamborghini terms a “monofuselage,” is 10 percent lighter than the Aventador’s and is 25 percent stiffer.
Powering the cockpit, the Revuelto employs a bolt-on aluminum subframe composition that mounts the drivetrain and rear suspension factors. This portion is built on a pair of hollow castings that connect the rear suspension and motor mounts, with aluminum tubes connecting them to each individual other and the carbon fiber monofueselage.
When we protected the hardware of the Revuelto’s impressive all-wheel-travel hybrid-electric powered drivetrain, with its V12 and electrical motor powering the rear wheels and dual oil-cooled axial-flux electric motors driving the fronts, there are extra details obtainable now on the system’s functions. Lamborghini gives a few drive modes: Recharge, Hybrid, and Overall performance. These methods operate in tandem with the chassis control modes: City, Strada, Activity, and Corsa. The matrix of combinations generates 13 unique driving designs.
The Revuelto rolls on run-flat tires custom-made for the motor vehicle by Bridgestone. They are Ponteza Athletics in 265/35-ZR20 at the entrance and 345/30-ZRF21 at the rear. Bridgestone has even created Blizzak winter season tires for the Revuelto, so owners can approach for ski visits with their Lamborghini.
That might be a time when obtaining a detailed Innovative Driver Help System (ADAS) would be useful. So even though Lamborghini has eschewed this technological know-how beforehand, the Revuelto marks the brand’s initial software of a comprehensive procedure. It utilizes cameras, radars, and ultrasonic sensors to see the environment all around the car and presents adaptive cruise manage, lane departure warning, rear cross-traffic warn, and automatically adaptive headlights.
Our following responsibility will be to put all this engineering to the check and report Lamborghini’s good results in relocating into the [slightly] electrified age.