Lamborghini’s first plug-in hybrid, the Revuelto, made its Canadian debut this week as the ultraluxury brand looks to electrify its entire product portfolio.

Priced at $699,394, the Revuelto is a successor to the Aventador, the last gasoline-only vehicle to be built by the automaker.

Deliveries are expected to begin in December, company officials said during the launch in Toronto May 17.

The Revuelto will sport Lamborghini’s signature naturally aspirated 6.5-litre V12 mid-engine with an eight-speed double-clutch transverse gearbox and married to three electric motors. The three electric motors are powered by a lithium ion (4500 W/kg) battery pack that also supports a fully electric drive mode for some 10 km. The Revuelto will achieve a top speed of 350 km/h and go from zero-60 in 2.5 seconds, according to information provided to the press by Automobili Lamborghini.

Andrea Baldi, CEO of the Americas Region for Automobili Lamborghini, would not disclose projected sales in Canada. He did say, however, that Canada is a growing market for the automaker; sales increased to 352  last year from 336 in 2021, according to the Automotive News Research and Data Center.

Baldi said Lamborghini will not have difficulty in meeting the demand as the automaker plans to produce some 1,000 units by the end of 2024.

The Revuelto, said Baldi, is not just a replacement for the Aventador. It is intended to take top-stop in the extreme super-sport car niche market, while giving owners the performance, handling, speed, and styling that is expected from Lamborghini, he said.

“We were getting requests for the car and began collecting pre-orders even before we announced the name of the car.”

Stephan Winkelmann, chairman and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini, who unveiled the Revuelto at its global premiere in Italy in March, said it is the first to be built around the automaker’s Direzione Cor Tauri electrification strategy.

Lamborghini looks to launch plug-in hybrid versions of all its vehicles by the end of 2024 as well as its first fully electric vehicle by the end of the decade.

“It is a unique and innovative car, but at the same time faithful to our DNA; the V12 is an iconic symbol of our super sports heritage and history,” Winkelmann added. “Revuelto was born to break the mold, combining a new 12-cylinder engine with hybrid technology, creating the perfect balance between delivering the emotion that our clients want with the necessity to reduce emissions.”

The Direzione Cor Tauri strategy also aims to reduce emissions of the automaker’s vehicles by 50 per cent by 2025.

Baldi said the Revuelto will achieve a 30-per-cent reduction in emissions. “This is an important piece in that

“This is an important piece in that goal, and it is telling everyone that we are well on our way to meet that emissions reduction goal.”


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