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Lamborghini Just Debuted Its New Hybrid Hypercar

Lamborghini Revuelto supercar hypercar hybrid V12 vs Corvette C8 Zora V8 Twin Turbo

There’s a new Lamborghini in town called the Revuelto. It’s the successor to the long-running Aventador and marks the first step in an ongoing, far-reaching engineering revolution in Sant’Agata Bolognese. The new Lamborghini Revuelto features a mid-mounted 6.5-liter V12 engine. Thank God. But this is also a plug-in hybrid with a 3.9-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack that zaps three electric motors into motion. The result? Around 1,001 horsepower. Mamma Mia! So, with that in mind, we at MC&T are left wondering if there will soon be an American answer to this Italian hybrid bull. And of course the answer is yes, with the impending C8 Corvette supercar variant known as the Zora.

C8 Corvette Zora Vs Lamborghini Revuelto: Potential Comparison

On its own, the V12 is rated at around 925 horsepower and 535 lb-ft of torque. Reaching 62 mph from a stop takes 2.5 seconds, and the Lamborghini Revuelto only stops accelerating once its speedometer hits about 217 mph. By comparison, the Mercedes-AMG One will hit the market with a 1.6-liter turbocharged V6 hybrid powerplant that makes a staggering 1,049 horsepower at 11,000 rpm, with an estimated top speed of 216 mph, while the sprint to 60 mph from zero happens in just 2.9 seconds.

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Based on previous reports, we can easily speculate that the C8 Corvette Zora will likely match the Mercedes-AMG One, which means it may do the same with the Lamborghini Revuelto. At the core of the upcoming hypercar’s powertrain will be a 5.5L flat-plane crank V8 that can spin at 8,600 RPM, as seen with the new 670 horsepower 2023 Corvette Z06. But the Zora’s mill is expected to incorporate a set of turbochargers, along with battery assistance and a set of electric motors. Overall, the C8 Corvette Zora will likely deliver four figures of horsepower. And like every other Corvette, it will still be made on an assembly line, which means it’ll probably cost a fraction of what the Lamborghini Revuelto will cost.

Pricing information regarding the Lamborghini Revuelto will be announced closer to its on-sale date. However, it’s reasonable to assume that it will cost more than the outgoing Aventador, which has a starting MSRP of roughly $500,000 for the 2023 model year. It’s likely going to be at least $100-grand more, considering its powertrain, but the C8 Corvette Zora will likely undercut this Italian hypercar drastically, keeping the relative value that the Corvette is long known for.

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Written by Zac Quinn

Zac's love for cars started at a young age, after seeing the popular Eleanor from Gone In 60 Seconds. From there, fascination and enthusiasm blossomed and to this day the Ford Mustang remains a favorite. His first job started out detailing cars, but also provided the opportunity to work on restoration including an 1968 Ford Mustang, Pontiac Firebird, and a C3 Corvette, though he left that job before further work and experience could be had. From there, he was a detailer at a car dealership before quitting that job to try and finish college.

Much of his free time while studying was spent watching YouTube videos regarding new cars, or off-roading. 4WD247 is a personal favorite channel which rekindled a dying flame in car enthusiasm, now tailored towards trucks and SUVs and the fun that can be had building up an overlanding rig, and going on adventures, though, that chapter remains unwritten for the time being.

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