A NEW APPROACH IN AN AGE OLD BUSINESS+44 (0) 1926 691 141
Buyers Premium 12% + local taxes,VAT and customs arrangements if applicable
Manfred Fitzgerald, Lamborghini’s Director of Brand and Design at the time, apparently made a number of visits to the NATO base at Ghedi and is believed to have used the Lockheed-Martin F-22 Raptor as the Reventon’s inspiration. It's fairly clear to see, given everything from the gaping front air intakes, the vastly reclined cock-pit style bucket seats and the wing-like scissor doors, that this Lamborghini’s design couldn’t be moulded on anything else.
The Reventon was the company's first real limited-production Halo Car created to give the world a glimpse of the brand's next production car which, in this case, was the dramatic Aventador in 2011. Lamborghini produced just 20 customer Reventons (and one for its museum), ten of which were destined for the United States.
As well as representing the F-22 Raptor visually, the car's pace isn’t far behind, with Lamborghini’s raucous V12, 6,496cc engine, pushing out 650bhp, combined with a six-speed, single-clutch, paddle shift mechanical transmission. Lamborghini also decided to opt for front and rear independent suspension with hydraulic shock absorbers, co-axial coil springs as well as four-wheel ventilated disc brakes, utilising ABS. This astonishing package means that the Reventon propels its occupants from 0-62mph in a Raptor-rivalling 3.4 seconds.
The bodywork is entirely carbon fibre and has some aerodynamic pieces, such as the subtle canards, leading to a 10% reduction in the drag coefficient as well as notable increases in both front and rear end downforce at high speeds. From the seat of this left-hand-drive model, the driver can observe the TFT liquid crystal screens, displaying the digital circular tachometer dials, representing those of a fighter jet. On the armrest between the seats, you'll find a plaque with '6/20' stamped on it, indicating that this car is number six of the Reventon's 20-car production run. Just like its 19 siblings, this example is finished in a special Grigio Reventon (opaque grey) exterior with Nero (black) and Verde Oliva (olive green) interior.
All 20 of Lamborghini’s Reventon were sold upon release to faithful collectors of the marque, and they seldom appear for sale making this a rare opportunity. Number six of 20 is displaying just 3,000km on its odometer and this nearly new example would be a fitting addition to any collection of ultimate supercars.