Lamborghini’s first ever plug-in hybrid, the Revuelto, finally made its Canadian debut at an exclusive event celebrating the brand’s 60th anniversary at a luxury estate north of Toronto.
Automobili Lamborghini Americas CEO Andrea Baldi introduced the supercar to a crowded house at Arlington Estate in Vaughan, ON, many of which were also Lamborghini drivers themselves. While the Revuelto was already officially unveiled in March 2023, people can now feast their eyes on this gorgeous ride, including the event’s guests who got to step inside and imagine what it might be like to drive one.
On the outside, it clearly looks like a Lamborghini, but the Revuelto represents a significant shift in direction for the company as a whole. This is its first attempt at anything electric, albeit a plug-in hybrid in this case, so it runs on a combination of battery power and an internal combustion engine. So, you can still expect it to rev and roar like every other gas-guzzling Lambo that came before it.
The brand refers to it as a “super-sports V12 hybrid HPEV (High Performance Electric Vehicle)”, essentially bringing together a 6.5-litre V12 engine with three electric motors for 814 horsepower and 525-pounds of torque. The hybrid powertrain manages to cross 1,000 horsepower (1,001 to be exact), going from zero-to-100 km/h in just 2.5 seconds and hitting a top speed of 350 km/h.
It comes with three new drive modes courtesy of the hybrid system: Recharge, Hybrid and Performance, which combine with the existing Città (City), Strada, Sport and Corsa modes. The redesigned steering wheel — influenced by race cars — features two rotors (or paddles, if you prefer) lets you shift between them, giving you 13 total dynamic settings.
The Y-shaped headlights are more part of a design theme throughout the vehicle, including in the interior, where stylistic points take the same shape. Tech features inside include Amazon Alexa as the onboard voice assistant, along with remote access to the car through an app and anti-theft measures to ensure there’s always a way to track it.
In calling it “Revuelto”, Lamborghini reportedly took inspiration from a raging bull that fought its way to prestige in Spain during the 1880s. Its rough translation means “mixed up” or “turbulent”, highlighting what this vehicle means for the future. Lamborghini says it is committed to building an all-electric vehicle by 2030, so electrification will play a big role in where the brand goes.
If you want one, the Revuelto will cost you $699,394 CAD (before tax) across Canada when deliveries begin later this year.