Saturday, December 10, 2011

Lamborghini Reventon

Lamborghini Reventon Specifications and Pictures
The Lamborghini Reventón (Spanish pronunciation: [reβenˈton]) is a mid-engine sports carthat debuted at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show. It is the most expensive Lamborghini road car to date, costing one million euros (~US$1.5 million, or ~£840,000).[1] Its top recorded speed was recorded in Dubai, UAE at 356 kilometres per hour (221.2 mph). The official press release stated that only 20 vehicles would be sold to the public, with one additional car (marked as 0/20) produced for the Lamborghini Museum. Although early rumors indicated the total number would actually be 100, each Reventón is clearly stamped with its number in the sequence of 20 between the driver's and passenger's seats.
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 fastest airplanes" To emphasize this, Lamborghini staged a race between a Reventón and a Panavia Tornadofighter plane on a 3 km 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 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, when used as a noun. In the vernacular, it is also used to define a very large party or a night in town. In automotive terms, it means "blowout, flat tire" when used as a noun.When it was used as the name of a bull, however, it was intended to be interpreted as an adjective, a quality or property of that bull in particular. In this last sense, Reventón means "he who seems to be about to burst".



The instrument panel in the Reventón comprises three TFT liquid crystal displays (LCDs) with two different display modes. The instruments are housed in a structure milled from a solid aluminiumblock, protected by a carbon fiber casing. The car's instrumentation includes a "G-Force-Meter" which displays the magnitude and direction of the g-forces acting upon the car. The seats of the Reventón are black leather and brown Alcantara.


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.


The first car went to Lamborghini of Las Vegas,[16] and was allegedly sold to someone in Bahrain.
On November 21, 2008, Lamborghini announced the delivery of the last Lamborghini Reventón to a British customer of the official Midlands dealer, Lamborghini Birmingham. However, CarsUK's later report disputed the official claim, and revealed that the car #20 was delivered to Lamborghini Houston, as were two other cars.

Known owners

Of the original 20 coupes, 11 were delivered to the United States, 7 to Europe and 2 to Asia.
Two confirmed owners are Chechen president Ramzan Kadyrov[21][22] and Michigan car collector Ken Lingenfelter (#12 of 20).
Other rumored owners include businessmen Don Wallace and Jorge Wolf of Florida (Wolf is also the owner of the 3,000th Lamborghini Murcielago, which was delivered to him by Lamborghini's CEO Stephan Winkelmann), Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi and an unnamed prince in the House of SaudJamiroquai lead singer Jay Kay is thought by some to own #20 of 20, allegedly the only one in the United Kingdom, though other sources say the Birmingham sports car dealer only allowed him a test drive. UPDATE: Reventón 20 of 20 was recently located on 11/05/2011 on the website of "The Experience" Ferrari Maserati of Fort Lauderdale for sale.

Reventón Roadster

The Reventón Roadster
A roadster version of the vehicle was unveiled at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show. 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 15 units, with a MSRP of €1,100,000.The Reventon Roadster has a slightly lower top speed than the Reventon, its top speed is 205 mph and it takes just 3.3s to reach 62 mph.
Ralph Lauren owns a Reventon Roadster as part of his collection of at least 60 rare cars.


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