Lamborghini introduces high performance HEV and EV cars

Stephan Winkelmann, CEO, says Lamborghini’s first fully electric car will be a daily driveable 2+2 GT — a sharp contrast to the hybrid Revuelto supercar

Luxury sports car maker Lamborghini is known for its sleek, extravagant design and loud, fast, dynamic engines.

The Italian sports car manufacturer was founded in 1963 by Ferruccio Lamborghini to compete with Ferrari. The company was bought by The Volkswagen Group, through its Audi subsidiary, in 1998.  

The internal combustion V-12, V-10 and twin turbo V-8 engines are part of the appeal of the brand — the raging bull logo reflects the driving experience, and the relationship between driver and vehicle.

Hybrid fuel for Lamborghini’s flagship supercar 

The brand adopted hybrid technology for the first time in the Revuelto, the firm’s latest flagship supercar in celebration of the brand’s 60th year. 

Revuelto statistics 

  • 0-100 km/h in 2.5 seconds
  • Top speed of over 350 km/h
  • Max power (combined ICE & EE) of 1015 CV
  • V12 NA 6.5 l engine and three electric motors outputting a total 1,001bhp
  • 3.8kWh lithium-ion high specific power battery with pouch cells
  • 8 gears

“The Revuelto is not just a car, it’s a lifestyle. It’s a statement to the world that you are someone who demands the very best in life,” says Stephan Winkelmann, Lamborghini’s CEO and Chairman. 

“If you’re looking for a car that will make you feel alive, look no further than the Revuelto.”

However, the addition of electric power is not for the environmental benefits, with only 6 miles of electric-only motoring possible.

“The main aim of this car is to use the battery as an accelerator of additional power,” confirms Winkelmann.

“It gives you incredible power and also very good handling behaviour for a car of this weight, which is incredible.”

Unleashing full electric power 

Lamborghini is due to take the plunge and launch a fully electric car, after teasing it considerably over the launch of the Revuelto.

"Full EV can be even more emotional than an internal combustion-engined car,” Winkelmann says. 

“Our first fully electric car will be a 2+2 GT, like the 350 GT Ferruccio Lamborghini started within 1963 — less performance-only, more daily drivable."

“There are things you can do with EVs that you can’t do with internal combustion-engined cars,” Rouven Mohr, Lamborghini’s Chief Technical Officer confirms. 

The vehicle is likely to utilise torque vectoring to boost agility and offset its battery weight. 

The EV launch is due in 2028, so fans of the supercar brand will have to go hybrid in the meantime. 

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