• Jun 24, 2008
Click above for a high-res gallery of the Lamborghini Reventon.

Speaking at the old Fiat Lingotto factory in Turin, Italy, Volkswagen Group's Design Director, Walter De Silva, discussed the future of VW, Audi and Lamborghini, keeping light on specifics, but offering more fuel for the speculative fire surrounding the future of Lamborghini.

According to CAR, De Silva waxed poetic about the aura of the group's Italian performance arm, with Design Head Manfred Fitzgerald making it clear that the Reventon's pointed proboscis and heavily canted intakes – which were supposedly penned before the launch of the Gallardo LP560-4 -- will be the primary influence for the next generation of Lamborghinis.

As for the future underpinnings of the Murcielago, Chief Engineer Maurizio Regginai wasn't willing to give up much, but said that "the power to weight ratio is key, and everything we can do to get the weight down is vital to the project" providing further proof that the welded steel chassis of current Lambos is on its way out and that aluminum will find its way under the composite skin of future models. All-wheel-drive, which has become an integral part of the "Lamborghini DNA" will continue, but when asked about the future of dual-clutch transmissions, Regginai simply said, "we have top performance in 0-100 kph with our cars, I don't understand why we'd want to change anything."


[Source: CAR]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Dump the AWD. Lambos do not need it.
      • 6 Years Ago
      so the Reventon was more like a production car design study? interesting.....

      I'm personally all for it....i love the look of the Reventon...its just so crazy and so blatantly Italian
        • 6 Years Ago
        It looks like a fat japanese man getting ready to eat me...

        That's not that bad, actually. I don't want to be the poor racer who sees this thing coming up my rearview. Nothing like Shock and Awe to win.
        • 6 Years Ago
        i agree with chris - it looks very obviously italian from far away. just not ferrari italian - but lamborghini italian.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Lamborghini DNA? That went out the window several years go.

      So, to capture this "DNA", will they start making Lambo's again and not rebadged Audi's? Here's a suggestion: How about moving the engine plant back to Italy, stop using obvious Audi bits in the cars, and stop taking Lambo stuff off to put in other Audis such as the R8? The bull has been castrated by the german high command at Audi.
        • 6 Years Ago
        So Lamborghinis are rebadged Audis...

        Lamborghini's engines are hand-assembled at the Sant'Agata Bolognese plant.
      • 6 Years Ago
      For Reventon money I want real military stealth. The faceted surfaces need to be flat and appropriately angled, not curved. And RAM coatings are necessary.
      IR absorption would also be required.
      Would need a USML export license....
      • 6 Years Ago
      lamborghini reventon redefined the way a supercar CAN look!
      • 6 Years Ago
      this car better be radar proof like american FA-22 . I am sure if the radar gets it, it would be too late for a police to catch it anyways.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Exceptional evolution of Lamborghini's classic styling and cues. I approve.

      Who says what's old can't be new again? Cars like this the Jeep Wrangler, Porsche 911, MINI Cooper, Fiat 500, and upcoming Camaro prove otherwise.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I don't think and 'upcoming' vehicle helps drive the point, but otherwise, agreed.
        • 6 Years Ago
        an* excuse the typo.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Walter De Silva is probably my favorite designer.
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