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Lamborghini Reventon

Tue, 11 Sep 2007 00:00:00 -0700

Lamborghini Reventon Frankfurt debut

By Ben Barry

Motor Shows

11 September 2007 03:41

What’s this? It looks like a Murcielago auditioning for the Batmobile!

It’s actually the Lamborghini Reventon, a €1m special of which only 20 will be built. Named after a particularly feisty bull that killed bullfighter Felix Guzman in 1943, the Reventon features a 6.5-litre V12 producing 650bhp – just 10bhp up on the standard car with which it shares its four-wheel drive mechanicals. Think of it as Lamborghini’s take on the Ferrari Enzo-based FXX – an extremely low-volume machine for those who find ultimate supercars a little too common. Unlike the FXX, however, the Reventon is built for the road.

Not quite. However, it is the styling that’s most notable here, the Reventon looking something like a high-speed collision between a stealth fighter jet and the Murcielago LP640. Designed in-house by Lamborghini’s Centro Stile, the Reventon’s body is made, like the LP640, of CFC, a composite carbon material that’s both light and strong. High-tech aviation has been the main inspiration, hence the new, milled-from-aluminium filler cap and a flat green/grey paint scheme that suggests radar-evading properties – though we wouldn’t want to tempt fate. 

By Ben Barry