With the debut of the V-12-powered Revuelto back in March, Lamborghini officially entered its era of series production hybrids. As we wait to see how the hybridized Aventador successor stacks up against V-12 flagships of the past, the automaker has just shared a look inside its Sant'Agata Bolognese facility to highlight how the new Lamborghini Revuelto is manufactured.
The Lamborghini Revuelto is the sixth mid-engine V-12 flagship in the brand’s history, replacing the Aventador after its unending 11 year production run. The new supercar is centered around an updated version of the brand’s forged carbon monocoque, now 10 percent lighter and 25 percent stiffer than the outgoing unit. Tucked behind the driver sits a naturally-aspirated 6.5-liter V-12 engine, though it’s not the same motor that we’ve grown accustomed to. Lamborghini developed an entirely new engine block for Revuelto, as well as other hardware improvements to the valvetrain and rotating assembly. The motor alone provides 813 horsepower at 9250 rpm, but can rev all the way up to 9500 rpm for good measure.
Further bolstering performance are two oil-cooled axial flux electric motors, with one mounted on each front wheel. The motors can provide up to 147 hp a piece, while allowing for genuine torque vectoring. A 3.8-kWh battery provides power to the motors, which brings total output to 1001 hp. Revuelto can hit 62 mph from a dead stop in just 2.5 seconds, and continue onto a top speed in excess of 217 mph, according to Lamborghini.
The introduction of an all-new platform allowed Lamborghini to rethink how they approach production at Sant'Agata. The industry has changed a lot since the Aventador arrived back in 2011, particularly as it relates to customer demands. Companies like Ferrari and Porsche have started to offer their best customers more customization and exclusivity with material and color choices as of late. Lamborghini also wants to capitalize on the huge swath of supercar customers who want specialized and unique touches, and has reworked their production strategies to make that a reality by way of the Ad Personam program. The factory’s tannery and paint shops have been reworked and improved with more digital tools to ease that process from a planning standpoint, while autonomous carts line the factory floor to ease the flow of a more varied model mix. The production line itself has been reworked into 15 unique stages to ensure quality and the ability to scale the rate of production with demand.
Despite the production process changes, customers shouldn’t expect the Revuelto to fly off the assembly line. Lamborghini has already confirmed that orders are sold out for the first two model years, with the brand taking many orders before the car even made its official debut. While we won’t be surprised to see more Revueltos built on average per year than Aventador, these are still $500,000+ machines at the end of the day. Not that Lamborghini has ever had trouble finding fans of its modern V-12 models.
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