Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Lamborghini Reventón (Bburago)

Currently the most radical Lamborghini ever to roll out of the factory in Sant' Agata. Based on the Murcielago LP640 platform, the Lamborghini Reventón (pronounced as ɾeβenˈton) was named after a fighting bull in keeping the Lamborghini tradition. Designers at Centro Stile (Center Style) crafted and engineered boxy edges styling for better aerodynamic handling, inspired from the F-22 Raptor's design. Powered by a 650bhp v12, 48valve powerplant, it claims a top speed of 220mph. Only 21 Reventón cars were produced and 20 each car have been sold out during its launch. Car #1 remains at the Lamborghini factory museum.

The instrument panel in the Reventón comprises 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 G-Force-Meter is completely new and it is one of the talking points of the Reventón. It displays the dynamic drive forces, longitudinal during acceleration and braking, as well as transversal acceleration around bends. These forces acceleration are represented by the movement of an indicator on a graduated 3D grid depending on the direction and intensity of the acceleration. Formula one teams also use a similar device to analyze dynamic forces.

By simply pressing a button, the driver can switch to the second, quasi-analogical display, where there are the usual circular instruments; speedometer and tachometer. The G-Force-Meter still remains at the center of this display mode.

Lamborghini has also picked up some of parent company Audi's design language. The Reventón is the first Lamborghini to incorporate daylight running lights into the headlamps. Seven Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) at each headlamp flank the Bi-Xenon main beam and they stay lit whenever the car is in movement. 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.

Each of the 20 Reventón cars was sold at $1.4 million without taxes. One unit in the US was bought for $2.5 million.

Added details

- carbon fiber on front chin
- carbon fiber on wheel fins, side air outlet
- carbon fiber on instrumentation cluster and back of the seats
- installed carpet on the flooring and ceiling
- repainted buttons and some parts in the interior
- repainted foot pedals
- repainted seatbelt lock buttons
- repainted some parts on the engine
- added chrome belt holders for hoses on the engine
- repainted the headlight assembly
- repainted the rear lights assembly
- added door lock mechanisms

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