Lamborghini’s chief technical officer Rouven Mohr has described its new V12 plug-in hybrid Revuelto flagship as providing the most visceral, dynamic driving expertise ever from the model.
“One of the improvement targets for Revuelto was to have a really genuine, pure and linear driving behaviour, even for those who exploit the limits of the car,” stated Mr Mohr.
“All the know-how that’s behind the scenes; the torque vectoring, the torque distribution from entrance to rear, rear-wheel steer – all the things, shouldn’t be recognised by the driver – in any other case it’s not effectively executed.
“The driver has to really feel what the car is doing – whether or not the car is impartial, or the car is oversteering or understeering, it needs to be constant. We additionally need the driver to have the ability to play with the car in Sport mode, even all the way down to drifting.
“For us at Lamborghini, it’s completely obligatory to have the management technique that enables the driver to have this predictability in the car. We even have very excessive mechanical grip on the Revuelto with large tyres – as much as 355s at the rear, so you’ve to have the ability to sense the reactions of the car in any scenario.
Mr Mohr firmly believes there has by no means been something like the Revuelto to the diploma which has been achieved, not less than from a dynamic standpoint with a car on this class.
“I can guarantee you, you’ve by no means pushed a car on this mid-engine class with this a lot energy and this degree of mechanical grip, or that is so assured. Even after only a few laps you’re feeling assured sufficient to start out enjoying with the car,” he stated.
Mr Mohr agrees that with the Aventador, which the Revuelto replaces, you actually needed to be an skilled with the car, however with the degree of know-how improvement over the final decade or so with software program, it has modified the parameters dramatically.
“The issues you are able to do with the dynamic management techniques is so spectacular, it simply places it in one other dimension altogether. It borders on magic, even,” he stated.
“It’s not perfection as a result of that may be boring, so we had to ensure the car nonetheless had a lot of character – not simply with sound but in addition from the car’s reactions.
“The largest problem was to dial in a pure feeling into the car – particularly when you think about the total complexity of the drivetrain; three motors, a double-clutch gearbox mounted transversely, torque vectoring on the entrance as effectively, rear-wheel steering and lively dampers – it’s important to set all this up in such a manner that the driver doesn’t recognise any of the magic when all of it comes collectively.
“There are quite a lot of parameters in which you’ll intervene and this seamlessness needs to be there it doesn’t matter what the degree of cost in the battery. It’s a really complicated problem.”
Mr Mohr informed CarExpert the sound of the engine was an fascinating space of improvement and one thing they needed to get proper given the Aventador’s trademark scream.
“For certain everybody was already in love with the outdated V12 sound, however we discovered for those who go construct to increased revs the crescendo of the engine may be improved with a sharper sound, so now it would rev out to 9500rpm,” he stated.
“We additionally employed quite a lot of counter-measures on this car. First of all we solely selected a battery as massive as we required from a efficiency perspective, as a result of with Revuelto we’re not after vary.
“We wished weight-saving measures; the engine is lighter and we’ve got the lightest gearbox mounted transversely for this case – and we keep away from buffer. On high of that we’ve got rear-wheel steering and rear torque vectoring, in addition to a pure EV vary of between 10 and 15km”, concluded Mr Mohr.
The Revuelto is nonetheless being fine-tuned in preparation for its international dynamic launch later in the 12 months.
Dubbed the first tremendous sports activities V12 Hybrid HPEV (High Performance Electrified Vehicle), the Revuelto is a technological tour de power boasting a 6.5-litre naturally aspirated V12 engine, paired with an eight-speed transverse gearbox and three electrical motors.
Total system output is 1015 CV (747kW).
Going from standstill to 100km/h takes simply 2.5 seconds, whereas 200km/h comes up in lower than seven seconds. Top velocity is claimed at greater than 350km/h.
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