• Nov 5, 2007
click above image to view the Lamborghini Reventon in action

The Lamborghini Reventon is among the rarest and most exotic cars on Earth, and it's 650-hp V12 and lightweight components make it one of the best performers, too. Unfortunately, the Italian automaker has decided to produce only 20 examples of the $1 million supercar, and the closest we'll likely ever get to the stealth-inspired rocket is YouTube.

The scholastic studs over at Popular Science got time behind the wheel of the Reventon, and they had their cameras rolling. The sound of the V12 parked in the back of the Italian supercar will never be mistaken for anything built here in the States, as its eager whine sounds more like a crotch rocket than anything powering four wheels. The video can be found after the jump, and though the camera work may not be very good, we imagine it's tough to keep a steady hand in a vehicle that can surpass 200 MPH and hits 60 in just 3.4 seconds.

[Source: Popular Science]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      That nose area and the shape of the body panels are a blatant rip-off of the B-2's "beak", sorry guys, the angular/curved look of stealth aircraft is a expression of function, not pure look.

      That look does not belong on a car.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Actually this design should give this car the same type of low radar signature as a stealth aircraft. So when you pass that state trooper on the roadside and he hits you with the radar gun, a 0 will come up on his display, regardless of your actual velocity.

        [Money spent on Lamborghini Reventon $1 million.]


        Traffic court transcript:

        Embarrassingly Wealthy Alleged Speeder -- Your Honor, I was completely shocked when the officer pulled me over in the driveway of my palatial estate, claiming that he had seen me speeding an hour and a half earlier. I have no recollection of violating the speed limit Judge.

        State Trooper -- It was 6:23 p.m. in the afternoon Your Honor, and I was operating my radar gun, after running all the preliminary diagnostics to confirm that my equipment was operating within established parameters. A soft green blur, traveling at a high rate of speed, passed my location and I initiated a pursuit shortly thereafter. At exactly 7:56 p.m. I caught up with the subject as he was entering the driveway of his estate.

        Judge -- Did you initiate a radar track on this vehicle with your roadside equipment trooper?

        State trooper -- Yes Your Honor, I attempted to get a return on my signal moments after I saw the subject pass my location.

        Judge -- And what were the results displayed on your device trooper?

        State trooper -- 0 Your Honor, which is the equivalent of a no return signal.

        Judge -- So you were unable to confirm the vehicles actual velocity, is that correct trooper?

        State trooper -- Yes Your Honor.

        Judge -- And you were unable to establish a license plate number for this vehicle, is that correct trooper?

        State trooper -- Yes Your Honor.

        Judge -- Did you any time lose sight of this vehicle during the course of your pursuit trooper?

        State trooper -- yes Your Honor.

        Judge -- Were you able to get a radar return at any time during your pursuit?

        State trooper -- no Your Honor.

        Judge -- so let me get this straight, you were unable to confirm the identity of the speeding vehicle from its license tag, you were unable to get a radar track, and you lost sight of the vehicle a number of times during your pursuit. Is this correct trooper?

        Stay trooper -- yes Your Honor

        Judge -- well I'm afraid there's just not enough evidence to convict you of the charge Sir, case dismissed.

        Embarrassingly Wealthy Alleged Speeder -- Wow! Thank you Judge.


        [Owning a vehicle that beats the system, priceless.]


      • 7 Years Ago
      Check out the pics of the engine: http://snipurl.com/1n0n4
      • 7 Years Ago
      211 mph top speed and 0-60 in 3.4 sec?

      for 1.4 million? not impressed. Lexus LF-A should match those numbers for 1/10 the price.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Great car [I love how it look even just standing still], and thanks for the video, but the editing where the driving is spliced with the really soft voiceover describing the car had me turning the volume up and down constantly. [watching the video at work].
      • 7 Years Ago
      It's not just ugly, but also overpriced. There are plenty of cars that look better and perform way better at 1/5th of the price.
      • 7 Years Ago
      A bad LP640 bodykit for $800,000. Just goes to show that making a lot of money doesn't mean you aren't a sucker.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Will people please stop using incredibly low audio compression in videos about cars that have amazing engines? It sounds like there's plastic sheeting over the speakers when the engine is revving, and it completely detracts from my enjoyment of this beautiful car.
      • 7 Years Ago
      whoa, sounds cool!!
      Shake N Bake!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Not to knock the car, but if it has all that power and has a body made from carbon fiber, shouldn't it be significantly faster than an LP460? It seems like the specs are exactly the same.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I don't suppose you expect much from a bumper replacement?! Even if it costs $800,000.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Honestly, the SLR is a much nicer car to look at every day:

      http://www.sybarites.org/2006/07/10/special-edition-mercedes-benz-mclaren-slr-722/
        • 7 Years Ago
        Umm, John, that's how a car is supposed to be designed. In fact, most cars share this design theme.Long nose, short rear. Normally, I don't care for Mercedes, but, I'd take the SLR over this Lambo in a heart beat.

        Lamborghini designs have just gotten comical over the years. I suppose it can be debated that they always were that way, but, the Countach will always be my favorite Lambo.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Please. The SLR, IMO, is awkward-looking. The proportions are off, especially with the long as hell front end and relatively short and squat rear.

        While the Reventon look different, it doesn't look bad. It's on the aggressive side, and that will excite some and turn away others.
      • 7 Years Ago
      sooooooooo UGLY...really now....who actually cares about these things...any of them, not just the Lambos all those things that 99.9% of the people can't afford and are too ugly to buy anyway...seems like a waste of space to blog on these and race cars!
        • 7 Years Ago
        Because fantastic, amazing cars (and art) are what makes the world beautiful.
        • 7 Years Ago
        ^^^ lol
        • 7 Years Ago
        No RamSport, the only wast of space on this blog is your comments, no go be quiet and let the grown ups talk, there's a good boy.

        personally i think it's a stunning car, sure it's not much better than the LP640 it's based on, but look at it!
        • 7 Years Ago
        Exactly right, RamSport. I mean, seriously - which would all of us rather watch? A video about the Reventon, or about the new Accord? Accord all the way of course. Or maybe the VW Rabbit. That's a nice, accessible car. Why would anybody in the world care to listen to a V12 revving on the way to 200mph? Totally without appeal.

        God, you're a tool. Jesus.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I'd take one.

      I personally like the Murcielago better in terms of looks, but 1/20 makes this better :) It definitely looks a million times better than the SLR.
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