It’s been less than two weeks since Lamborghini held the official unveiling of the 2024 Revuelto at its headquarters in Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy. So it seems only natural that the first road spotting of the plug-in hybrid V12 supercar has taken place in the same part of the world, with the Italian exotic having been caught on camera just hours ago.
Sure, feasting our eyes on the Verde Shock hue of the spotted Revuelto is a treat. But we’re more interested in the aural part of the encounter. And, thankfully, YouTuber Varryx did a brilliant job at capturing the voice(s) of the Raging Bull.
Yes, that’s a plural, since we get to listen to the soundtrack of the 6.5L naturally aspirated V12, as well as the sound the Revuelto makes when driven around in one of its three EV modes.
In the era of electrification, the soundtrack is as big of a deal as ever. And with all hybrid and electric vehicles now required by law to make a noise at low speeds (i.e., awareness for pedestrians and traffic), you can see why carmakers are rushing to develop memorable EV soundtracks for the identity of their battery-powered vehicles.
And it seems this is the first time we get to listen to Lamborghini’s new electric sound (yes, it makes one think of an UFO), which awaits you at the 3:21 point of the clip below.
For the record, the overall 1,001 hp (1,015 PS) output of the new Lambo comes thanks to the 814 hp of the 9,500 rpm-capable V12 and 187 electric ponies delivered by three motors—two of these power the front axle, while one is attached to the new eight-speed dual-clutch transmission that helps the supercar hit 60 mph (96 km/h) in 2.5s, 124 mph (200 km/h) in under 7s and offer a top speed of over 217 mph (350 km/h).
The size of the battery pack, which is housed in what used to be the transmission tunnel, is limited to 3.8 kWh, which means the EV-only driving range sits at 6 miles (10 km) using the European WLTP protocol.
The Revuelto goes on sale in the final quarter of 2023. And while its MSRP will sit at over $500,000, Lamborghini has already confirmed the new V12 model has been sold out for the next two years.
Be prepared for more of Lamborghini’s electric soundtrack, as extra hybrids and the first series EVs are coming this decade
Now that the Revuelto has opened the door for series Lamborghini hybrids, we’ll remind you that Lamborghini CEO Stefan Winkelmann has confirmed a Huracan replacement is coming by the end of 2024 and this will also be a plug-in hybrid. Next year will also see the massively successful Urus getting a hybrid version.
As for all-electric Lamborghinis, the first such vehicle will be a 2+2 Grand Tourer coming in 2028. The GT, a model that’s been missing from the line-up for decades, has been confirmed to offer 300 miles of electric driving range, as Lamborghini Chief Marketing and Sales Officer Federico Foschini recently told Motor Authority at the 2023 New York International Auto Show.
Of course, Lamborghini isn’t going to miss out on the opportunity of offering an all-electric SUV. And, as reported by Car & Driver last month, the successor to the Urus, which is set for a 2029 launch, will rely on battery power—the details were confirmed by Winkelmann.
These developments explain why, in the clip below, you can see Lamborghini benchmarking flagship EV sedans like the BMW i7 and the Mercedes-Benz EQS. After all, future EV Raging Bulls can’t rely on velocity alone, as refinement is also mandatory.