Lamborghini’s Direzione Cor Tauri electrification plan is now in full swing, and its first series-production hybrid model has now arrived in Malaysia. This is the Lamborghini Revuelto, making its appearance in Malaysia so soon that even its global pricing hasn’t been revealed just yet – so we unfortunately don’t have a starting price here for Malaysia.
A Lamborghini Kuala Lumpur spokesperson said that it’s estimated to cost around RM2.5 million before taxes, duties, and options. With taxes included, the sticker price rises up to over RM6.5 million… not that it’ll stop the fans, though, as the Revuelto has already been reportedly sold out until at least 2026.
The Lamborghini Revuelto is the successor to the Aventador, and it’s got a powertrain to match. It’s still powered by a (new) 6.5-litre V12, but now augmented by three electric motors – one ‘axial flux’ motor on each front wheel, and one on the rear axle – to make a whopping 1,015 hp in total.
With the rear wheels driven by the engine and hybrid eight-speed DCT, and the front wheels by the electrons, the Revuelto accelerates from 0-100 km/h in just 2.5 seconds at full pelt, onward to a top speed of over 350 km/h. In other words, it’s the most potent Lamborghini ever made.
Because of its unique powertrain set-up, the gearbox has now been moved behind the V12 engine for a mid-rear transverse layout. In its place is now a 3.8 kWh battery pack that can supply power to each of the three motors individually for torque vectoring, and also providing a fully electric range of around 10 km.
Not that you’ll care much about that, though. In spite of the pure electric driving mode on offer (out of a total of 13 different modes), Lamborghini says that the hybrid system is really just there to provide support to the V12 engine, in both performance and also handling. “You will not recognise that it’s a hybrid,” says Lamborghini chief technical officer Rouven Mohr.
And that’s why Lamborghini is hesitant to call it a hybrid, instead labelling it as HPEV – apparently for High Performance Electrified Vehicle. It’s not a tree-hugging Prius, but it should still boast around a 30% improvement in fuel economy and CO2 emissions compared to the Aventador Ultimae.
To offset the extra weight from the electric bits, Lamborghini has given the Revuelto a brand new carbon fibre tub that’s said to be both lighter and also 40% stiffer than the Aventador’s chassis. There’s also a composite crash structure up front, which the company says is a world first in a road car.
The engine is also some 17 kg lighter, and the battery pack itself is also lighter than most others, coming in at just 70 kg. That said, it is still a hybrid, so it’ll most definitely be heavier no matter how hard Lamborghini tries. The company doesn’t provide an official kerb weight, but based on the official 1.75 kg/hp power-to-weight ratio, the Revuelto should tip the scales at around 1,776 kg.
It’s a whole new world underneath the hood, but what doesn’t change is the classic in-your-face Lamborghini design language. There’s still the classic wide and low stance, but the Revuelto also picked up the new Y-shaped motifs that were first seen on the limited-run Sian FKP 37 from 2021 as a nod to its electrified innards.
Lamborghini says that the Revuelto’s styling links back to all the brand’s previous V12-powered models, and you’ll clearly see hints of the Countach, Diablo, and Murcielago throughout the exterior. But nothing shouts ‘Lamborghini’ more than the see-through engine “cover” showing off the V12 in its full glory, and the signature scissor doors just add to the drama of it all.
Aerodynamics are a big focus here, and the Revuelto’s entire exterior bodywork (made of carbon fibre, of course) does really look just like channels to feed air into the massive air intakes behind the doors, and large air channels above them – Lamborghini calles these “aero wings”.
At the back, aside from the regular mega diffusers, the Lamborghini Revuelto also comes with an active rear spoiler, that supposedly can match the downforce generated by the Aventador SVJ’s user-adjustable fixed wing when the latter is in its low-drag configuration.
As for wheels, they range from 20- and 21-inch staggered, to 21- and 22-inch staggered offerings. Wrapped around them are the bespoke Bridgestone Potenza Sport tyres, alongside the optional Tubeless version for more performance-oriented drivers, and a Potenza Race option for track fiends. Rear-wheel steering is also equipped as standard.
Inside, the Italian supercar maker says that it has significantly increased the interior space inside the Revuelto, particularly in terms of headroom and elbow space. It also now comes with stowage areas (the Aventador didn’t have any) to make it a more liveable car day-to-day.
Otherwise, it now sports a relatively pared-down cabin design, headlined by three user-customisable screens, measuring 12.3-inch for the instrument cluster, 8.4-inch (in portrait orientation) for the central user interface, as well as a 9.1-inch letterbox-styled screen for the passenger. Seems like Lamborghini has taken a few pages out of its chief Italian rival’s books.
Also inspired by Ferrari are the turn indicator controls, which have now been moved onto the steering wheel itself. But in classic Lamborghini fashion, you still get the jet fighter-inspired start-stop button on the centre console, as well as the unique centrepiece air vent at the top, finished in exposed carbon fibre, that’s just so very Lambo.
The Lamborghini Revuelto is now available for order, with over 400 bodywork colours available for customers’ personalisation. Inside, customers can opt between Corsa-Tex fabric, Dinamica microfibre, or leather upholstery, or even a mix of all three, with 70 colour options available.