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Lamborghini is all about luxury, exclusivity, and style. The Lamborghini Reventón, which is represented in coupe and roadster versions, is oversaturated with this. The automaker adhered to the traditions and called its next creation the ‘Reventón’ after a fighting bull that killed a famous bullfighter Felix Guzmán in 1943.
To tell the truth, in this very case, no words are needed but a look. But how then you’ll know how incredibly powerful and fast as well as tremendously expensive it is. We apologize in advance for breaking your heart. Both Reventóns are the second most expensive autos in the Lamborghini’s model range after the Sesto Elemento that costs $2 million. They came at $1.5 million (coupe) and $1.6 million (roadster). Moreover, they were produced in limited quantities (not more than 20 units each).
The 2008 Lamborghini Reventón
The Reventón two-door two-seat coupe was unveiled at the International Motor Show Germany (Frankfurt) in 2007. Just 20 units priced at $1,5 million have been ever built so that their owners feel unique (it’s improbable that they’ll ever encounter another Reventón in their milieu).
Designing the Reventón, they took the F-22 Raptor fighter aircraft as a pattern. Obviously, not just the auto’s sharp lines, sporty appearance, and gauges should bring up the fighter jet’s image in our heads but we should draw a parallel between their aerodynamic qualities and speed, too. This notwithstanding, everything is much simpler under the bonnet: the Reventón coupe is powered by the same engine the Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 is. To be more specific, the Reventón is powered by a 6.5-litre V12 making 650 bhp at 8000 rpm and 660 Nm at 6000 rpm with 396 ci displacement. It’s mated to a six-speed mechanical transmission.
The body structure of the all-wheel-drive auto, mostly made of carbon fibre, is mounted on high-strength tubular steel and carbon fibre chassis. The coupe is 184.71-inch in length, 80.88-inch in width, and 44.61-inch in height weighing 3671 lb. The Reventón accelerates to 100 km/h in 3.40 seconds while its top speed is 340 km/h (211 mph). The car can hardly be called fuel-efficient, though. It runs 9 mpg in the city and 14 mpg on the highway (11 mpg combined).
When you get inside the Reventón, available in one modification by the way, you understand that the auto pays for itself. Everything you can (and cannot) see is made of high-quality materials while the gauges, and the way they are arranged, are meant to make you believe you’re piloting a real fighter jet. Also, the auto offers alloy wheels, ceramic brakes, adjustable rear spoiler, bi-xenon headlights, carbon fibre seats and steering wheel, aluminium interior details, automatic climate control, ABS, traction control, etc.
The 2010 Lamborghini Reventón Roadster
The Lamborghini Reventón Roadster, an open-top version of the already well-known Reventón, was introduced at the International Motor Show Germany two years later, in 2009. The model is even more exclusive as only 15 units of it were manufactured valued at $1,6 million each. In spite of having been eye-wateringly expensive, the autos went like hot cakes.
Designing the 2010 Reventón, the automaker obviously couldn’t get rid of a fighter aircraft image in front of their eyes. Furthermore, this time, they even painted the auto in the colour stealth fighters are usually painted in, matt grey or, rather, Reventón Grey. The new auto comes with bi-xenon headlights at the front, alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights and LED taillights, ceramic brakes, and so on.
Its interior is made of carbon fibre, aluminium, and leather, reminding the one of the Murcielago. A driver is informed about every process in progress via an LCD display. Data are represented in the form of either round dials or colour bars (a driver can select one of two modes). The roadster’s almost whole body, which is based on a high-strength chassis, is made of carbon fibre. The exception is its doors, which are made of steel.
The 2010 Reventón Roadster is equipped with a 6.5-litre V12 that produces 487 lb/ft of torque and 670 bhp. It’s coupled with a six-speed e-gear transmission. The auto, being just 55 lb heavier than the coupe version, can reach 62 mph in 3.4 seconds with a top speed of 205 mph. In order to provide better aerodynamics as well as stability, a rear spoiler adjusts to a speed when the car runs faster than 136 mph.
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