2024 Lamborghini Revuelto - Design Review
on their famous V12 I.C.E. unit, Lamborghini is only utilizing electricity for extra power and quiet getaway in the morning. With only 6 miles of pure electric drive, this PHEV is nothing more than a product to meet a new demand. But can the design of the altered Sian really make up for the loss of the Aventador?
Up front this new model utilizes key aspects from past exclusive models with the utilization of Lamborghinis new Y running lights. These blend into the surfaces and add to the hard-edge appeal of the front. But where this model wins in being an evil and powerful vehicle, it lacks in proper layout. A forward pig snout is present giving this design a true forward looking front. This would have been better laid out if it had stopped a few inches back and brought up the front intake a bit. This snout appeal is famous with Italdesign products, but let us move onto something better, please.
The forward appeal of the front gives way to the image of the current Huracan. With this being a halo model, you would expect an all-new look, not a previously borrowed look. Time for Lamborghini to wake up and move on from a design which dates to the Countach. Let us move further ahead and leave the past behind.
Along the side, Lamborghini has done a wonderful job with airflow. Not only can you cool the engine and exhaust the brakes, but this vehicle also splits the airflow along the side. Using nearly every hard edge and defining character line they could get their hands on, the side profile of this new model is just where you would expect a Lamborghini to be. The only downside here would be the oversized mirror sensors.
Out back is where things get a little odd. Making room for a larger rear diffuser which ensures proper airflow and downforce, you can find the central location of the V12’s exhaust port. We have all seen central exhaust ports, but this one is a bit off. Sitting above the rear deck, each port protrudes in an odd upward location. This is only made better when the rear spoiler is deployed. Maybe next time Lamborghini should just run the rear spoiler over the top of the rear deck in the lowered position, thus adding to the rear extreme downforce appeal.
We could say that the rear diffuser is a bit too much, but its not, its just in an alternate universe though. Better integration here would help make the rear blend better and perform better in the appeal category. Next to this the rear lights again are a great add on, blending in with all the rear.
Overall, this new Lamborghini is sure to cause quite a stir with the competition. Keeping with the evolution of their wedge shape, made famous by the Countach, Lamborghini seems to be playing it a bit too safe. With designs like the Sian and Reventon in their past, we have come to expect a bit more than just an evolutionary form of their previous product, with appeal of their sibling.
It is true that the appeal of the Revuelto is a bit too common. Appearing similar in proportions to the Huracan and with an overhead profile borrowed from the C8 Corvette, the Revuelto is an all-too-common vehicle. Being that Lamborghini always must stand out in the crowd, this new model may just fade into the background. Too bad for this famous brand, as it may be time to bring back the Miura profile.
Lamborghini has come a long way in their lifetime, breaking many of the automotive norms along the way. Too bad that their design innovation has stopped and has now moved aside for an evolutionary design language. This may work for the Camry, but will it work for Lamborghini? Only time will tell now.
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