2008 Lamborghini Reventon
|6.5 liter V12||
|487 lb-ft @ 6000 rpm|
|650 hp @ 8000 rpm||
|100 hp per liter||
(from Lamborghini Press Release) Automobili Lamborghini presents the new Lamborghini Reventn at the Frankfurt Motorshow 2007
The essence of the marque: just 20 examples of a design masterpiece
Clearly a Lamborghini,
but nothing quite like it. A super car without equals: the
Lamborghini Reventn is a road vehicle with an extreme specification
and, at the same time, a limited edition masterpiece a coherent
style, angular with sharp lines, inspired by the very latest
With just 20 produced, each 1 Million Euro (without taxes) Lamborghini Reventn
is a symbol of extreme exclusivity, yet still offering the extraordinary performance that makes the Reventn so unrivalled: under the completely autonomous design, the Reventn possesses the entire technical and dynamic competence of the twelve cylinder Lamborghini.
Lamborghini prides itself on being the extraordinary manufacturer of extreme super sports cars without compromise. Sensuality and provocation characterise every Lamborghini, with an aggressively innovative style. However, the Reventn is the most extreme of all, a true automotive superlative. Our designers at the Lamborghini Style Centre took the technical base of the Murcilago LP640 and compressed and intensified its DNA, its genetic code, affirms Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A.
Born in SantAgata Bolognese
The Lamborghini Reventn
has been entirely designed in SantAgata 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
Lamborghinis Centro Stile (Style Centre) is fine-tuned in close
collaboration with the Lamborghini Research and Development
Department. Thus, the Reventn is not only haute couture but it
also stands out for its elevated dynamism whilst being entirely
suitable for every day use.
The Lamborghini Reventn 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 Reventn has been chosen according to Lamborghini tradition. Reventn 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 Murcilago 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
With the Reventn 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 Murcilago LP640, the exterior design
of the Reventn 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.
Characterised by coherent functions
Naturally, both doors on
the Reventn open upwards since the legendary Countach this has
also been a symbol of the V12 Lamborghini product line. With their
asymmetric configuration, the large air intakes below the doors
provide an example of the extreme coherence with which a Lamborghini
fulfils its function: on the driver's side it is large to increase
the flow of oil to the radiator. On the passengers side of the
vehicle, the air intake is flat because in this case, it only has to
ensure the flow below the floor. The aerodynamically optimised flat
floor structure terminates at the rear with a diffuser featuring an
accentuated shape. This guarantees excellent road grip and stability
even at 340 km per hour.
In spite of the extreme and innovative language of its shape, the Reventn not only maintains all the strong features of the Murcilago LP640, but also offers further amelioration in terms of aerodynamics, the important engine cooling system, the air intake system and brakes. The airflow and the section of the variable geometry air intakes of the engine and the rear spoiler (also adjustable) have been modified.
Owners of the 20 examples will be able to test the performance of his or her Lamborghini in person.
Perfected to the ultimate detail
The engine hood made of
glass laminate with open ventilation slits offers a glimpse of the
beating heart of the twelve cylinders of the super car. The glass
also features the marked arrow angle that characterises the design
from the front to the rear spoiler. The Lamborghini designers love
for detail is beautifully illustrated by the fuel tank lid: a small
mechanical work of art, achieved by milling a solid aluminium block.
The combination lights transform the incisiveness of the design into light: the front features the most modern light-emitting diodes alongside Bi-Xenon headlights. Seven LEDs ensure continuous daylight while there are a further nine diodes for the indicator and hazard lights. Another technical innovation is found in the rear light LEDs. Because of the high temperature in the rear low 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.
A new body colour
Naturally, such a refined language of shape also demands an extraordinary colour. For the 20 examples of the Reventn, the designers from SantAgata Bolognese have created a totally new hue: Reventn, a mid opaque green/grey without the usual shine. However, thanks to the metallic particles, in the daylight this colour tone features surprising depth.
Opaque and brilliant colours for the wheel rims
This play of opaque and lustre is also featured on the wheel rims, especially created for the Reventn. Opaque carbon fins are screwed onto the black aluminium spokes, not only creating a visual effect with the precision of a surgeons scalpel, but a turbine effect also ensures optimum cooling for the powerful ceramic brake disks.
TFT display similar to an airplane
The same innovative
force applied to the exterior design characterises the cockpit of
the Reventn. Designed and created using Alcantara, carbon,
aluminium and leather that comply with the top quality standards,
the interior is inspired by the next generation cockpits: just like
in modern airplanes, the instruments comprise three TFT liquid
crystal displays with innovative display modes. At the touch of a
button, the driver can choose from two vehicle information display
modes. The instruments are housed in a structure milled from a solid
aluminium block, protected by a carbon fibre casing.
The G-Force-Meter is also completely new: this display shows the dynamic drive forces, longitudinal acceleration during acceleration and braking, as well as transversal acceleration around bends. These forces are represented by the movement of an indicator on a graduated 3D grid depending on the direction and intensity of the acceleration. A similar instrument can be found in the airplanes. Formula One teams also use a similar device to analyse dynamic forces.
The instrument on the
left of the speedometer associates the number of revolutions in the
form of a luminous column with the display of the selected gear.
Finally, every Reventn is equipped with a robotised e.gear
controlled by two small levers under the steering wheel.
By simply pressing a button, the driver can switch to the second, quasi-analogical display, where the classic circular instruments, speedometer and engine speed indicator are configured in an equally innovative way and transformed into luminous pilot lamps with varying colours. The G-Force-Meter naturally remains at the centre in this display mode.
Electronic system developed entirely by Lamborghini
All this is possible
thanks to the fact that the entire electronic platform of the
Reventn, together with all the control devices, has been
autonomously developed by the Lamborghini experts.
The same process for integrating the electronic displays in the car was applied to the Lamborghini Engineering Department.
From the conception of the very first radical ideas, the entire Reventn has been developed in SantAgata Bolognese thanks to tight teams of remarkably creative experts. An extremely refined and efficient process was employed: CAD design and development, creation of the prototype in the Prototype Department, all carried out under the constant supervision of the Research and Development Departments technicians and testers.
Atelier of creativity and high efficiency
Inaugurated in 2004, the
Centro Stile is dedicated to design and characterised by a high
degree of efficiency: an atelier of creators, designers and
prototype constructors, who encapsulate the Lamborghini culture and
spirit by using their remarkable skills to create aesthetic
The Centro Stile is located in a 2,900 square two-storey building. The large pavilion houses two test floors and related production and analysis equipment, while other rooms are set aside for the most advanced computerised workstations for designers and a style-model construction workshop. The Centro Stile is also closely linked to the nearby Engineering Department: the direct line between the Lamborghini development departments guarantees that ideas rapidly become reality.
Creativity and production under the same roof
The Lamborghini Reventn
is a practical illustration of the streamlined functionality and
efficiency characterising the Centro Stile: it took less than a year
to progress from the first ideas to the finished car. The complete
design process from the first sketches on paper, to three
dimensional computer models with 1:10 or 1:4 scale, right up to the
real size prototype is organised around streamlined, fast, efficient
work groups. Thanks to the Centro Stile, for the first time in its
history, Lamborghini is now able to create its own style philosophy
in-house without having to rely on any external collaboration.
The 20 units will be manufactured in SantAgata, using a production process characterised by artisan perfection and rigorous quality standards.
A masterpiece with tested technology
The technology found in the Murcilago LP640 has not been modified. The engine in the LP640 forwards is the classic twelve-cylinder engine with 6.5 litre displacement. Only for this car, Lamborghini guarantees, an astounding 650 HP (478 kW) at 8,000 revolutions per minute (rpm). The huge torque, equal to maximum 660 Nm, ensures a powerful switch from any number of revolutions: even the slightest pressure on the accelerator is spontaneously transformed into thrust. The robotised e.gear changes gear faster than even the most expert driver. In addition, the permanent Viscous Traction four-wheel drive system ensures that every force is constantly translated into movement.
As in the original Murcilago LP640, the Reventn accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.4 seconds, with a maximum speed over 340 km/h.
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 Reventn, 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.