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It was just the other day that Lamborghini revealed its first attempt at entering the world of hybrid vehicles with the release of the absolutely awesome new Revuelto. The supercar still retains the Italian firm’s signature styling, there’s no way you’ll ever confuse the car with something from another supercar manufacturer. Hybrid powerplants are exactly that, a marriage of an internal combustion engine and an electric motor, and when Lamborghini announced this project fans were worried about the setup that would be used, but in a cool turn of events the company didn’t opt for a smaller ICE as the base for the hybrid, instead they managed to still employ their iconic V12. The new engine has been called the L545 and the Superquadro V12 has a capacity of 6.5 litres, but in this incarnation the massive 12-cylinder powerplant is the lightest of its kind to date, tipping the scales at a mere 218 kg. By mating this to three electric motors that are fed by a 3.8-kWh lithium-ion battery pack, the Revuelto churns out a whopping 1,001 hp (736 kW) with 807 Nm of torque. Them’s fighting figures. When news of this fantastic power output was released, the very next question on everyone’s lips was “How does it perform?”. Lamborghini still hasn’t released the official figures, but the other day they did take a fully functioning Revuelto to the Autodromo Piero Taruffi in Vallelunga for some proper track testing.

Initial claims from Lamborghini claim the Revuelto’s power should be good for a 0-100 km/h launch in as little as 2.5 seconds and it will have a top speed north of 350 km/h. To get official figures, the car needed to be driven and, well, tested. This recently took place at the Autodromo Piero Taruffi in Vallelunga, Rome. The key fob was handed to Lamborghini factory driver Andrea Caldarelli so that he could put the new hybrid supercar through its paces. This was clearly a good choice because Andrea has won some of the most prestigious titles in endurance racing, including the triple crown of the GT World Challenge Europe in 2019 and the prestigious 24 Hours of Daytona in the GTD category. The same man will also be part of the team that will compete in the 2024 season of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship where the new 500 kW Lamborghini SC63 hybrid racecar will be campaigned. “The Revuelto is a truly extraordinary supercar,” commented Caldarelli, “which is capable of expressing uncommon power but also excellent drivability on the track. The contribution of active aerodynamics in cornering is extremely important, and the car is able to generate impressive downforce. In addition, the new dual-clutch gearbox makes it possible to engage gears with lightning speed and at the same time the Revuelto’s response is super smooth and easy to handle.” Our favourite thing here at the SXdrv offices about this new Revuelto is that thanks to the V12 part of the setup, the car still has a fantastic soundtrack, much like a Formula 1 car. Much better than the silence of a fully-electric car.

Take a look at the YouTube video that shows Italian race driver and Lamborghini factory driver Andrea Caldarelli fully exploiting the Lamborghini Revuelto's 1,001 hp V12 hybrid power to put the new supercar through its paces at 10/10ths. This may be the Italian automaker's first foray into the world of EV, but they certainly got the recipe right: Lamborghini Revuelto: track testing by factory driver Andrea Caldarelli | Lamborghini

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