Lamborghini in March revealed the Revuelto, the automaker’s newest V-12 supercar and its first with plug-in hybrid know-how.
The Revuelto is not a easy replace of its predecessor, the Aventador, however a ground-up redesign that along with electrification features a new carbon-fiber tub, a brand new 8-speed dual-clutch automated transmission, and a brand new V-12. The engine, nonetheless with a 6.5-liter displacement, is solely the third V-12 in Lamborghini’s 60-year historical past.
Lamborghini’s plant in Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy, additionally wanted to be upgraded to accommodate manufacturing of the Revuelto, as described on this video lately launched by Lamborghini. The upgrades included including 1.8 million sq. toes to the placement, for instance to accommodate new amenities for manufacturing of electrical motors and batteries, in addition to extra check areas. In a single check, every electrical motor undergoes a load check that simulates a high-speed run at Italy’s Nardo check observe.
Extra automation has additionally been launched to the manufacturing course of, together with autonomous sleds that transfer automobiles between meeting stations.
An summary of the manufacturing course of is featured in a video launched by Lamborghini on Thursday.
“To supply the Revuelto, we understood that we needed to go above and past,” Ranieri Niccoli, Lamborghini’s chief manufacturing officer, mentioned in a press release. “We raised the bar to supply it, creating what we name Manifattura Lamborghini Subsequent Stage, a manufacturing system with folks at all times at its core however which now we have tailored to a way more complicated product and to processes we haven’t used earlier than.”
The video, which is in Italian however has English subtitles, particulars the processes Lamborghini makes use of in its leather-based store, to make the various carbon-fiber parts, and for high quality management, along with the electrical motor testing. The carbon-fiber construction of the automobile has 20% extra torsional stiffness than the Aventador and 10% much less weight.
The Revuelto generates a peak 1,000 hp from its V-12 and trio of electrical motors (two on the entrance axle and one built-in with the rear-mounted transmission), which Lamborghini says will see the automobile speed up to 62 mph in solely 2.5 seconds and finally prime out at 218 mph.
Pricing begins near 500,000 euros (roughly $540,000) and deliveries will start within the fourth quarter of 2023.
Try the video above for extra about how the Revuelto goes collectively.