A-Z Supercars: Lamborghini Reventon

The Murcielago-based Reventon was a 1m-euro limited-edition work of art

How do you turn a Murciélago LP640 into something more extreme? Perhaps more to the point, why would you want to? Chances are, you wouldn’t. But Lamborghini reckoned there had to be a least 20 people with a no-limit credit card who would. So it made the million-euro Reventón just for them – the most expensive and extreme roadgoing Lambo of them all. Not so much a Veyron-chaser, but rather ‘a symbol of extreme exclusivity’.

The design took much of its inspiration from America’s F-22 Raptor fighter-jet with its simple, angular shape, sharp edges and distinctive nose-forward canopy. Exported to the four-wheeled realm, this translated into a more technical and edgy looking Murciélago with interrupted lines and contorted panels to create a more dynamic play of light across its surfaces. The aerospace overtones accounted for the only offered paint finish as well. Grey Barra was described as a ‘mid-opaque grey without the usual shine’. Matt, in other words.

Inside, the dash had no dials, only three TFT liquid crystal displays. There was even a G-Force meter that represented dynamic driving forces, depending on the direction and intensity of the acceleration.

The Reventón drove pretty much exactly like a standard LP640, which was entirely to be expected because, under the skin, that’s exactly what it was.

Specifications

Years made 2007-2008 Engine V12, 6496cc Max power 641bhp @ 8000rpm Torque 487lb ft @ 6000rpm 0-60mph 3.4sec Max speed 211mph Price £915,000 new, c£1,000,000+ now

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