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Lamborghini Reventón-Roadster

• The Lamborghini Reventón (Spanish pronunciation: [reβenˈton]) is a mid-engine limited production sports car that debuted at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show. The official press release stated that only 20 vehicles would be sold to the public, with one additional car (marked as 00/20) produced for the Lamborghini museum. Each car is stamped with its number in the sequence of 20 between the driver and passenger seats.

Design

• It follows on from its predecessor, Reventón, but comes with some notable differences, including a 6.5-liter V12 engine, 661 hp, 487 lb-ft torque, and the capacity to reach a top speed of 205 mph. It’s identical in height to the coupe in everything except its height and consists of the same carbon bodywork laid over a steel spaceframe.

• However, it’s the car’s interior that steals the show, with aircraft-style multi-mode liquid crystal displays, set in aluminum and carbon fiber casing, a G-forge meter, and luxury leather upholstery with contrast stitching. • The instrument panel in the Reventón consists of three TFT liquid crystal displays (LCDs) with two different display modes. The instruments are housed in a structure milled from a solid aluminum block, protected by a carbon-fiber casing. The car's instrumentation includes a "g-force-meter" which displays the magnitude and direction of the g-forces acting upon the car. The seats of the Reventón are made from black leather and brown Alcantara.

• The Reventón features an all-new carbon-fiber exterior. All cars have the same exterior color, described as "mid opaque grey without the usual shine."Reventón Alcoa forged wheel with carbon blades and Pirelli P Zero Corsa 245/35 ZR 18. It is the first Lamborghini automobile to incorporate daytime running lamps into the headlamps.

• Seven light-emitting diodes (LED) at each headlamp flank the bi-xenon main beam and stay lit whenever the car is in motion. Due to the high temperatures in the rear lower 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. The Reventon's exterior design created the basis for the company's current flagship, the Aventador. The active rear wing and the active air intakes integrated into the car's shoulders are electronically controlled, deploying automatically only at high speeds in an effort to maximize both aerodynamic and cooling efficiency.

Performance

• The engine is the same unit used in the Murciélago LP 640, a 6,496 cc (6.5 L; 396.4 cu in) V12, now upgraded to 650 PS (641 hp; 478 kW) at 8,000 rpm and 660 N⋅m (487 lb⋅ft) of torque at 6,000 rpm. The car accelerates from 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.4 seconds and can attain a maximum speed of over 340 km/h (211 mph).

• The Reventón Roadster has more power than its coupe counterpart, at 670 PS (661 hp; 493 kW) at 8,000 rpm, but the same level of torque and a slightly lower top speed of 205 mph (330 km/h). This is due to the chassis reinforcing components to compensate for the loss of the roof that add 25 kg (55 lb) to the weight of the car 0-100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration reportedly remains the same at 3.4 seconds.

Production

• The Reventón Roadster was limited to only fifteen cars in total, and despite a price tag of $2.2 million, all fifteen were quickly snapped up by enthusiasts. Production was set for a run of 15 units, with a MSRP of €1,100,000. The actual price, however, increased twofold to around US$2,100,000, due to high demand