This week at the Frankfurt Auto Show Lamborghini put on display their latest answer to the Super Car world. Ofcourse some might argue that a Murcielago is Super Car enough and already priced at Super Car pricing. Well leave it to Lamborghini to want to one-up themselves by creating an ultimate version of their Super Cars in the Reventon.
The most telling characteristic of the Lamborghini Reventon is the staggering selling price of $1.4 million. Included in that price will be a 650-hp handbuilt powerplant of a 6.5 liter V12 engine to propell the very angular Stealth-like lines of the Reventon. From style to engine there is nothing timid about the Reventon, and with its F-1 style controls at the dash and wheel this is a car that is all about business. …and its business will be driving the road into submission.
Lamborghini plans to only produce 20 of the Reventon rides, thus making it a car purchase for the most distinguished collector. However, despite its distinction and refinement is it truly necessary? Now that question has nothing to do with the style of the car as its pure aggression is deeply appreciated, but is there enough reason to spend the extra million-plus on the Reventon when the Murcielago can be had for so much less and is plenty of car in itself?
What do you think of the Reventon and its $1.4 million price tag?
Here is what Lamborghini has to say about the Reventon and some of its performance numbers:
With the Lamborghini ReventÃ³n, 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.
High strength tubular steel structure with carbon fibre components.
In carbon fibre, except roof and door external panels (steel)
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
Type 12 cylinders at 60Â°
Bore and stroke 88 mm x 89 mm (3.46 in x 3.50 in)
Displacement 6496 cc (396.41 in3)
Compression ratio (11 ï‚± 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
4 valves per cylinder, 4 overhead camshafts
Timing gear transmission 2 chains
Continuous timing variator (int. and ex.) Electronically controlled
Static type ignition system with individual coils (one for each spark plug).
Firing sequence 1-7-4-10-2-8-6-12-3-9-5-11
Lamborghini LIE electronic engine control unit, multipoint, sequential timed, DRIVE BY WIRE
Type Dry sump
Recovery pumps 2 gear pumps
Delivery pump (high pressure) 1 gear pump
Type Liquid cooled, with pressurized circuit
Type of transmission Permanent all-wheel drive with Viscous Traction system
Gearbox 6-speed mechanical gearbox
Clutch Dry single disc
Clutch disc diameter 272 mm (10.7 in)
4 self-ventilated rotors with pedal control, hydraulic transmission with dual independent circuits, one for each axle with vacuum servo.
ABS antilock device + DRP function.
Steel brake lines
Front rotor Ã˜ 380 x 34 mm (14.96 in x 1.34 in)
Front calliper cylinders N. 8 (32-28 mm/32-28 mm)
(1.26 in-1.10 in/1.26 in-1.10 in)
Rear rotor Ã˜ 355 x 32 mm (13.98 in x 1.26 in)
Rear calliper cylinders N. 4 (40-44 mm)
(1.57 in-1.73 in)
Ceramic rotors system (Optional)
Front rotor Ã˜ 380 x 38 mm (Ã˜ 14.96 in x 1.5 in)
Front calliper cylinders N. 6 (32-36-38 mm) (1.26 in-1.42 in-1.5in)
Rear rotor Ã˜ 380 x 38 mm (Ã˜ 14.96 in x 1.5 in)
Rear calliper cylinders N. 6 (32-36-38 mm) (1.26 in-1.42 in-1.5in)
Handbrake Mechanical, acting on rear wheels
4-wheel independent articulated quadrilateral system. Hydraulic shock absorbers and coaxial coil springs. Suspension with dual front and rear struts, antiroll, antidive and antisquat bar.
Top speed 340 km/h (211.3 mph)
Acceleration 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) 3.4 s (before: 3.8 s)
Wheelbase 2665 mm (104.92 in)
Total length 4700 mm (185.04 in)
Total width 2058 mm (81.02 in)
Total height 1135 mm (44.69 in)
Dry weight (no fuel and no liquids) 1665 kg (3670.7 lb)
Front trackwidth 1635 mm (64.37 in)
Rear trackwidth 1695 mm (66.73 in)
Front overhang 1080 mm (42.52 in)
Rear overhang 955 mm (37.60 in)
Maximum overall width with external rear-view mirrors 2215 mm (87.20 in)
Liquid capacities (litres)
Engine oil 12 litres (3.17 gal)
Gearbox oil 3.5 litres (0.92 gal)
Front differential oil 1 litre (0.26 gal)
Rear differential oil 2.5 litres (0.66 gal)
Cooling circuit 15 litres (3.96 gal)
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