• Mar 11, 2009
Lamborghini Reventon - Click above for high-res gallery

When Lamborghini announced its Reventon luxury exotic with a production quota of 20 copies, we assumed the €1 million supercar would be snatched up quickly by the rich and hidden from the rest of the world. The 20 Reventons sold quickly, but it appears that the 650-hp bull-on-wheels drew as much interest from investors as it did the rich and famous.

European luxury site Jameslist currently has seven of the 20 Reventons produced for sale on its website, and all vehicles are priced to sell - at a hefty profit. The bargain basement Reventon will set you back a cool €1,250,000, and a top tag that reaches €1,500,000. Sure, a €250,000 (or more) premium is more than the cost of a well-equipped Gallardo, but if you're OK with spending €1,250,000 on a supercar, we don't think you'll lose any sleep over the extra cash.



[Source: Reuters]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      The value of these must be in question as the market is now essentially "flooded" with a rare car. Odd situation. Why would so many of these be up for sale at the same time? I get it that they want to make money off this rare of a car, but that would require more time and selling when they are scarce. Selling when more

      I would cross shop all of the owners to get the best deal. I wonder if they are offering incentives or cash back? Has anyone seen the Consumer Reports ratings on these yet? I don't know, maybe I will stick with my 4cyl Altima for now as fuel economy is more important to me at this time. ; )

      Oh, and I think JohnnyP out geeked MajorGeek with his noob Zelda thing remark...imho
      • 5 Years Ago
      That makes sense now - buy slightly re-bodied (mainly a cosmetic bumper job) poseur car at a hefty $1,000,000 premium with expectations of finding a greater fool down the road who will take it off your hands at a greater premium.
      • 5 Years Ago
      SV please.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I've seen quite a few Veyrons, Koenigseggs, Enzos and now Reventons for sale. In the past few years, I can only recall seeing two McLaren F1s for sale, I hardly see an F50 for sale, same goes for the 911 GT1, and even more rare to see for sale, the CLK-GTR.

      With more frequent changes of ownership it seems like newer supercars are less beloved by their owners than the older ones.
      • 5 Years Ago
      For 1.5 million + it would be scary to drive. If you wereck it, the car is gone with the money.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Also, I mentioned the car was gone. It could easily not be replaceable once they are gone. Idiots.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Car could lose half its value off the lot since it appears they can not get rod of these 20 cars. Brand new Lambos are selling for hundreds thousands off sticker plus some are asking 1.8 - 2 million for it. If half the idiot "auto enthusiasts" who rated your comment up ever bought a niche car instead of a boring Subarau they would have an idea what I mean. Buy a car for 1.8 million, crash the now worth 1 million dollar car = lose money.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Well, that's the kinda claim that will bankrupt AIG.
      • 5 Years Ago
      You are not paying $1.5 mill for a supercar - you are paying $1.5 mill for a piece of art.

      That said, I'd take my money and buy a CLK Black Series and use the extra 1.2 million for other fun.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'd guess that all of these people brought these cars as a quick investment hoping to offload them for a tidy short term profit.

      nor the market has turned ugly they've are realizing one at a time that not all of them are going to sell, so are trying to get in there first.

      You will probably find the reason there are more newer hypercars on the market than older ones is down to the type of people who have bought them. People who were suitable rich to by a f50 at launch probably didn't make their money in the area's heavily affected by the current down turn. I'd imagine that most of the newer hyper cars are bought by hedge fund managers (or other finance area people) and tech millionaires who are feeling the crunch
      • 5 Years Ago
      I would sell it and buy either a one-77, koenigsegg edition or zonda cinque.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I can say with ease -- I would do anything for that car.... ANYTHING. Gay for pay? you bet! Hitman? of course.

      After I took about 30 showers and let my ass go back to normal I would drive the hell out of that car. LP640 is my dream car, the Reventon is my dream car with sprinkles on top.

      If only I had 1.25 million euros.
        • 5 Years Ago
        That makes 2 of us. We'll work those corners together, buddy. The Reventon is the hottest. car. ever.
        • 5 Years Ago
        "Gay for pay?"

        Not that there's anything wrong with being gay, of course. We don't discriminate.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Ouch. The gay for pay thing was kind of disturbing. Why would you whore yourself for a car?
        • 5 Years Ago
        haha...dream car with sprinkles on top. Good show!
        • 5 Years Ago
        @Jeff Johnson

        Anything? Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm

        Suggestion! Make one like that guy is doing! Someone have a link to that post on hand? Or you could bank money!

        I wouldn't suggest gimping you (gay pimping) yourself out because then when you pulled up ANYWHERE everyone would say "Hey, there's the guy that took it in the pooper for a car" and they'd all laugh and you'd drive away in an expensive car on your sore behind, a hurt ego and drips on your face............................... OMG from the tears you sick people ;)

        Just sayin, there's always a way that's moral and ethical... :)
        • 5 Years Ago
        I don't know why anyone needs to be paid to be gay - seems like there's lots of that available for free.

        BUT, I do want to note an error in the item: the Reventon is not a tarted up Gallardo. It's a tarted up Murcielago.
        • 5 Years Ago
        While initially repulsed, I decided I loved your passion for the car and came back to give you a plus +1 :)
        • 5 Years Ago
        I don't share your sentiment Jeff, but I gotta say thanks for the joke... I haven't laughed this hard in a while. LOL
      • 5 Years Ago
      Whoring oneself for "sugar coated" murcielago alone is bad enough. That's what this thing is a murcielago with a eye candy. If it morphed into a jet then I'd care.
      • 5 Years Ago
      These seller's are delusional. I sell cars of high value (multiples of the value of a Reventon) and was being offered these cars at sticker plus 50% for resale soon after they came out. It is obvious that the car was a completely flop, collector-wise, since even with only 20 examples, supply has far out-stripped demand. People are wise to the fact it is just a tarted up Murcielago, and the 700,000 Euro premium is not entirely justified.

      It is hard to argue that you deserve a profit when there are six other guys selling the exact same thing. Car was dumb to begin with and the market for these are not as strong as it was when they sold them originally. If these sellers actually want to sell the cars, they'll have to do so at LOSS not a profit.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I agree, and if the sellers are delusional, so were the buyers who are of course likely to be the same people. I can see a Lambo worth this much but why a car that is nothing more than an improved version of an existing car? Why not a modern Muira for example. At the end of the day SOMEONE has to want this car as a car and not simply an investment. As a car, what is it exactly that makes it worth so much more than the car it's based on?

        As for why so many super cars on the market right now? Uh, lot's of rich people were rich on paper. Now they are much less so and need real cash.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This car is beautiful and I love it.

      ..but it's only worth $500,000 at best!
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