Lamborghini Reventon

     The Lamborghini Reventón is a mid-engined sports car that debuted at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show. It ranks as one of the most powerful and expensive Lamborghini road cars to date, costing one million euros (US$1.5 million) The official press release stated that only 20 vehicles would be released to the public, with one additional car (marked as 0/20) produced for the Lamborghini Museum. Although early rumours indicated the total number would actually be 100.

     Despite the exterior being new, almost all the mechanical elements (including the engine) are sourced directly from the Murciélago LP640.  According to the official press release, the Reventón exterior styling was inspired by the "the fastest airplanes". To emphasize this, Lamborghini staged a race between a Reventón and a Panavia Tornado fighter plane.

Lamborghini Reventón
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Parent companyAudi AG
20 Produced
AssemblySant'Agata BologneseItaly
Body style(s)2-door coupé
LayoutMid-enginefour-wheel drive
Engine(s)6.5 L (400 cu in) V12
Transmission(s)6-speed e-gear
6-speed manual transmission
Wheelbase2,665 mm (104.9 in)
Length4,700 mm (190 in)
Width2,058 mm (81.0 in)
Height1,135 mm (44.7 in)
RelatedMurciélago LP640

     The Reventón is named for a fighting bull, in line with Lamborghini tradition. The bull, raised by the Don Heriberto Rodríguez family, was best known for killing famed Mexican bullfighter Félix Guzmán in 1943. Reventón means "explosion" or "burst" in Spanish. 
     The Reventón's engine was a slightly tuned version of the Murciélago LP640's 6.5 L V-12, rated at 640 hp (480 kW).  According to the official release, the Reventón accelerates to 100 km/h (62 mph) in the same time as the Murciélago LP640 (3.4 seconds), and is capable of reaching a maximum speed of over 340 km/h (210 mph). Using the internal speedometer, the recorded top speed was displayed as 356 km/h (221 mph).
     The Reventón features an all-new carbon fiber exterior. All Reventóns have the same exterior color, described as "mid opaque grey without the usual shine". Lamborghini has also picked up some of parent company Audi's design language. It is the first Lamborghini to incorporate daylight running lights into the headlamps. Seven Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) at each headlamp flank the bi-Xenon main beam and stay lit whenever the car is in movement. Due to the high temperatures in the rear lower part of the car, special heatproof LEDs are used for the indicator and hazard lights, stoplights and rear lights with a triple arrow optical effect.


Reventón Roadster:

A roadster version of the vehicle was unveiled at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show. Cars UK reported the production of 9 Lamborghini Reventón Roadsters, with a MSRP of €1,200,000. The car would use the engine from the Murciélago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce. Autocar has since published a report, in July 2009, saying that potential buyers have been shown the car - although a Lamborghini spokesman told the publication that reports of the car were "just speculation". Production was set for a run of 20 units, with a Max.Price of €1,100,000.
  : The Reventón Roadster .