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.
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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