Thursday, March 20, 2008

Lamborghini Reventon

Born in Sant'Agata Bolognese

The Lamborghini Reventón has been entirely designed in Sant'Agata Bolognese, the original birthplace of the Lamborghini and the native home of every super car born under the sign of the bull. The design drawn up in Lamborghini's Centro Stile (Style Centre) is fine-tuned in close collaboration with the Lamborghini Research and Development Department. Thus, the Reventón is not only "haute couture" but it also stands out for its elevated dynamism whilst being entirely suitable for every day use.

The Lamborghini Reventón is not destined to remain a one-off. A total of 20 Lamborghini friends and collectors will be able to own this extraordinary car and, naturally, enjoy the incomparable pleasure of driving it.

The name Reventón has been chosen according to Lamborghini tradition. Reventón was a fighting bull, owned by the Don Rodriguez family. It is included in the list of the most famous bulls ever and is known for killing the famed bullfighter Felix Guzman in 1943.

Inspired by the fastest airplanes

The present day Lamborghini models are distinguished by the clear language of their shape. The coherent proportions of the Murciélago and Gallardo highlight their power and dynamism. Sharp edges, precise lines and clean surfaces: these are ingredients of a style reduced to the essential. Each element is created exactly according to its function; ornaments and decorations are totally foreign to a Lamborghini.

With the Reventón the Centro Stile designers have coherently developed this philosophy, inspired by another sphere where speed and dynamism reign absolute: modern aeronautics, responsible for the fastest and most agile airplanes in the world. This has created an extremely precise, technically striking style with a new vitality: interrupted lines and contorted surfaces create a fascinating play of light, giving the car incredible movement.

Made of carbon fibre and precision

Although it is based on the extraordinarily successful Murciélago LP640, the exterior design of the Reventón is completely new. Just like the base model, the exterior is made of CFC, a composite carbon fibre material, which is as stable as it is light. The exterior components are glued and fixed to the body comprised of CFC and steel.

The front is characterised by the acute angle of the central 'arrow' and by the powerful forward-facing air intakes. Although they do not supply air directly to the turbine like an airplane, bearing in mind the 650 hp, an abundant volume of air is necessary to cool the carbon brake disks and the six cylinder callipers.

Born to become a legend

Since its foundation, Lamborghini has been a creator of trends in the world of sports cars and has always manufactured cars with an absolutely unmistakable character. Models such as the Miura or Countach, for example, were veritable forerunners and rapidly acquired the status of timeless classic cars. From the moment they are launched, every new Lamborghini promises to become a legend, destined to become a sought-after and precious possession.

With the Lamborghini Reventón, Lamborghini has done it again; it has created an unequalled super car; the perfect synthesis between the exclusivity and appeal of a limited edition design masterpiece, and the dynamism and driveability of a standard sports car. Thus, the Lamborghini legend is further enhanced by another, stylish future classic.

Lamborghini Reventón - Technical data

  • Frame
    • High strength tubular steel structure with carbon fibre components.
  • Bodywork
    • In carbon fibre, except roof and door external panels (steel)
  • Steering
    • Type: Mechanical (rack and pinion) power-assisted
    • Right-hand turning circle: 12.55 m (41.17 ft)
  • Wheels and tyres
    • Front: 245/35 ZR 18
    • Rear: 335/30 ZR 18
  • Engine
    • Type: 12 cylinders at 60°
    • Bore and stroke: 88 mm x 89 mm (3.46 in x 3.50 in)
    • Displacement: 6496 cc (396.41 in3)
    • Compression ratio: (11 ± 0.2):1
    • Maximum power: 650 HP (478 kW) at 8000 rpm (guaranteed through the engine selection)
    • Maximum torque: 660 Nm (487 lb-ft) at 6000 rpm
    • Engine position in vehicle: Longitudinal central-rear
    • Cylinder heads and engine block: Aluminium
    • Intake system: Variable geometry with 3 operating modes
  • Performance data
    • Top speed: 340 km/h (211.3 mph)
    • Acceleration 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph): 3.4 s (before: 3.8 s)
  • Fuel Consumption (according to DIR 1999/100/CE)
    • Urban: 32,3 l/100km
    • Extra-urban: 15,0 l/100 km
    • Combined: 21,3 l/100 km
    • CO2 emissions: 495 g/km

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