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by George Skentzos

With only 20 examples set for production, Lamborghini’s new jet fighter-inspired Reventón supercar is set to become one of the most exclusive Lamborghini’s ever made.

Based on the Murciélago LP640, the most obvious feature of the Reventón is its radically styled front diffuser.

Whilst obviously not funnelling air to the 650hp 6.5L V12 engine which is of course located in the rear, they instead function as air ducts for the enormous carbon brake discs and the six-cylinder calipers.

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Lamborghini says the Reventon is inspired by a sphere where speed and dynamism reign absolute: modern aeronautics. The Reventon not only looks like a Jet fighter, but it goes like one too.

Powered by a 6.5-litre V12 with 471kW of power and 660Nm of torque it accelerates from 0-100 km/h in just 3.4 seconds using an all-wheel-drive system.

Lamborghini Reventón Rear

The Revento’s exterior is made of CFC, a composite carbon fiber material, which is as stable as it is light. From the front the car is encapsulated by the acute angle of the central ‘arrow’ and by the powerful forward-facing air intakes.

Interestingly, the air intakes do not feed a turbo-charged, but instead keep the carbon brake discs and the six-cylinder calipers cool.

In true Lamborghini style, both doors on the Reventon open upwards while the engine hood (made of glass laminate with open ventilation slits) gives onlookers a glimpse of the V12 heart.

The Reventon is only available in one colour, Grey Barra. Lamborghini says the colour is like a mid opaque grey without the usual shine. As for the wheels, especially created for the Reventon, carbon fins are screwed onto the opaque black aluminum spokes, not only creating a visual effect but a turbine effect also ensures optimum cooling for the powerful ceramic brake discs.

Lamborghini Reventón

As for the inside, Lamborghini has well and truly entered the 22nd century! Once again inspired by the next generation cockpits, the instruments comprise of three TFT liquid crystal displays with innovative display modes. Drivers can quickly change between three vehicle information display modes.

Borrowing a from the likes of the Nissan GT-R, there is also a G-Force-Meter which shows the car’s dynamic drive forces, longitudinal acceleration during acceleration and braking, as well as transversal acceleration around bends.

There are no reports of any Reventons sold to Australian customers as they all appear to be left-hand-drive.




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