Want a V12 hybrid Lamborghini Revuelto? That’ll be $987,000 plus on-roads – and at least a two-year wait
Lamborghini’s new atmo V12 plug-in hybrid Revuelto will cost a cool $987,000 before on-road costs, the brand has confirmed – with at least a two-year wait.
The Italian manufacturer confirmed the Australian price to Chasing Cars at the supercar’s local unveiling in Melbourne this week, with first examples expected locally “in the second part of 2024,” said Lamborghini Asia Pacific Region Director Francesco Scardaoni.
The Revuelto costs nearly $200,000 more than the Aventador S coupe, which demanded $788,914 before on-road costs before it was discontinued in 2022.
The Revuelto – pronounced rey-wel-toe, in your best Italian accent – replaces the Aventador as the V12 range-topping model in Lamborghini’s line-up. With an all-new chassis, the all-wheel-drive two-seater uses a new, mid-mounted 6.5-litre naturally aspirated V12 producing 607kW at 9250rpm and 725Nm at 6750rpm.
Three electric motors contribute an additional 140kW, for a total combined output of 746kW and around 1500Nm.
A small lithium-ion battery can store “below” 20km of electric-only range, which can also be replenished with a plug-in AC home-charger. The Revuelto’s powertrain concept sees the battery topped up constantly, rendering the plug-in element somewhat redundant.
Scardaoni said the electric motors could power the Revuelto to “more than” 100km/h before the V12 needed to kick back in.
The Revuelto’s claimed 323g/km CO2 emissions (on the WLTP cycle) represent a major improvement over the Aventador’s 460g/km, although the real-world difference could be much less.
Despite a dry weight of 1772kg – 197kg more than the Aventador – Lamborghini claims the Revuelto can sprint from zero to 100km/h in 2.5 seconds, on to a 350km/h top speed. The fitment of an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission stands to be a major improvement over the previous Aventador’s much-maligned, seven-speed automated manual unit.
Inside, there are triple digital displays – including a 9.1-inch screen to show data to scare the passenger – and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Despite some initial hesitations from existing owners about the hybrid concept, Scardaoni told Chasing Cars that Australian orders are so far strong, exceeding initial expectations, and that the car is sold out globally until 2026.
“It’s been a huge success, actually even more than what we thought,” he said. “We really got overwhelmed by orders and pre-orders. We are sold out through 2026. So we are selling 2026 now, all over the world, including Australia. We [have] received many, many orders in Australia.”
Scardaoni said “60 percent” of Revuelto customers are new to the Lamborghini brand. He would not disclose how many orders or pre-orders had been placed in Australia.
In a presentation seen by Chasing Cars, Lamborghini planned to hybridise its entire range by 2024, reduce its CO2 fleet emissions by 50 percent by 2025, and launch its first electric model by 2030. It was spending €1.9b (A$3.1b) over the next five years to reach these targets.
Scardaoni confirmed a hybrid Urus would be announced next year, along with a replacement for the Huracan – a hybrid expected to be powered by a twin-turbo V8.
All prices listed are before on-road costs.
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