Lamborghini Reventon is a Limited Edition car with production of only 20 cars and one additional car was produced for display purposes at the Lamborghini Museum.The car was launched at 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show.With a price tag of $ 1.5 Million it became the most expensive Lamborghini car at that point of time and also one of the costliest cars in the world.The top speed of the car was 356 km/hr(221.2 mph).The car name was derived from the name of a fighting bull raised by Don Heriberto Rodríguez family.Reventón means “he who seems to be about to burst”.The car was manufactured at Sant’Agata Bolognese the birth place of Lamborghini.
The car is a two-seater mid engine sports coupe. only two seats.The Reventon styling was heavily inspired by modern-day fastest air planes.To emphasize this, Lamborghini staged a race between a Reventón and a Panavia Tornado fighter plane on a 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) long runway. The Reventón was in the lead for most of the race, but the Tornado caught up “in the last few feet” of the race.
The car uses carbon fibre in its frames and the front of the car is designed in an acute angle arrow shape to enhance the front look of the car and the acute angle arrangement of the front helps in improving air intake to the engine.The front headlights are projector and LED combinations and the headlights are in right angled triangle shape.The headlight is Projector type with a series of Pilot LED lamps on top of the projector headlight assembly.The LED Headlights are like those seen on Audi’s which run all time when the car is running.
At the rear is half arrow LED tail lamps.The tail lamps have three rows LED bulbs with ” Y ” shape in horizontal direction and there are 10 LED’s serving as hazard lights which are a part of the tail light assembly and are placed under the three row of LED lamps.The hexagonal exhaust is huge and is placed in the middle under the number plate of the car.The rear tail lights housing also houses and displays the cooling fans of the engine the housing is in arrow shape.
Now moving into the cockpit the interior is made from selected high quality leather,aluminium,carbon and alcantara.There are three TFT LCD screens on the dash.The G-Force meter in the car, which amazingly displays the cars acceleration, dynamic drive force, and breaking, in a 3-dimensional viewing, just like in aeronautics shows the inspiration Lamborghini designers had from planes.This type of meters are also used in Formula 1 racing.
The 5 spoke alloy wheels made from Aluminium and each spoke is fixed to a carbon fibre fin.This design of the fins not only gives the wheel a nice design but also create turbine effect to cool the disc brakes.The car has mid-opaque green/grey color combination without shiny effect.The car weighs 1,665 kg (3,670 lb).
Overall the design of the car is awesome and fascinating.
The engine is sourced from Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 and was tuned.The car has a 6.5 litre engine with V12 configuration and each cylinder has 4 valves making a total of 48 valves.The valves are controlled by DOHC mechanism.The engine outputs maximum horsepower of 650 at 8,000 rpm and 487 lb-ft torque at 6,000 rpm.The engine red lines at 8,000 rpm.The car is four-wheel drive and the engine power is transferred to the wheels through a 6 speed transmission.
The car has a top speed of 340 km/hr and has a 3.4 acceleration time from 0-100 km/hr.The body work helps the car to be in stable condition during high speeds.
As the car is a Limited Edition and only 20 are made because of the exclusivity of the car the car is priced at $ 1.6 million.