• Mar 26, 2009
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Lamborghini said it was going to make just 20 examples of the Reventon. And it did. But the raging bull didn't say anything about following that run up with some Reventon roadsters. At least, that's the talk coming out of the UK, where "a very reliable source inside Lamborghini" has dropped the news that nine – that's right, nine – Reventon Roadsters will be forthcoming, and they'll be even more powerful than the hardtop.

The roofless Reventons will get the same engine used in the Murcielago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce, with 670 hp and 487 lb-ft. Not that you would expect anything else, but it will also get a price bump: €1,2 million ($1,633,975.25 USD). That means you – or some high-net-worth person you know – will pay a $634,000 premium to add 20 hp and lose a roof. And join a club with only eight other members...



[Source: Cars UK]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      I appreciate fine Italian exotics as much as the next guy, but these Reventons are just Murcielagos with a body kit, fancy paint, an a geeky instrument panel. Sure they have a mild HP bump too, but that's just basic intake/exhaust work as far as I can tell. Certainly not worth over double the price. They seem to be sold entirely on the basis of their exclusivity, to rich posers who don't appreciate the brilliance of the underlying Murcielago and just want something their other rich poser friends don't have. No wonder 8 of the 20 are currently on sale. Same deal with that new Aston One-77. They don't hold a candle to true, driver's supercars like the Enzo, Zonda F or Carerra GT.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Oh yeah I agree with you 100% these cars are generally not purchased for their nurburgring times or track-day talents. Of course moderately track-prepped cars like a Viper ACR or a tuned Evo with beat them at that. And I'm totally down with buying cars as pieces of art or just to enjoy - hence my appreciation for the Murceilago.

        It's just that I don't think the Reventon or the One-77 offer either the performance or the art to justify their stratospheric prices, especially compared to cars like the Enzo or Zonda. They are sold just for their exclusivity. Like diamonds, they are bought not for their inherent value but for the scarcity of supply. That's BS to me. I'd buy an F430 instead, have just as much fun, and not care that there are ~5,000 other people on the planet enjoying the same.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Okay. Lets just clarify this once and for all. This is not a car marketed for performance. If you want purely fun/performance for the money, a kit-car will serve you infinitely better. Yes, the Reventon is ridiculously priced, but isn't the Murcielagos also a bit much considering it would get beat around a track by a mildly tuned EVO? What the Italian Exotics offer is passion, style, and exclusivity. You buy a Reventon because a) you love it unconditionally, b) you buy it as a piece of art, or c) you buy it as a collector's item. So if i ever win the loto, i would get one of these to roll around town and keep my RX7 for the weekends.

        Also, the One-77 is a lot different from the DBS.
        • 5 Years Ago
        While I agree with you on the Reventon, I did also agree with you on the One77 until I saw those shots of it without the body. That is defiantly not a re-bodied DBS.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Really . . . . . . . Really. I would just wait for the roadster version of the SV.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Here's a comment for the 9 rich SOB's who can afford the car. 1.2M is obscend for a car, any car. Spend 200K on a nice fast super car and donate the remaining $1M to a charity. They will need it and you will feel better about yourself.

      Your girlfriend can hum you a tune in the 200K car just as sweetly.
      • 5 Years Ago
      When is someone going to make a Reventon replica body kit for the Murcielago. I guess there might be some design infringement and lambo would never approve of it but still...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Damn you beat me to it
      • 5 Years Ago
      NO! A roadster would ruin the stealth-airplane look! Don't pander to the public! Pander to the original purpose of the Reventon!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wow, if I had a mid-life crisis, this would be the car of choice.
        • 5 Years Ago
        They should build the Estoque instead!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wtf they deleted the guys comment about the title fail. I know they fixed it but still. Now my previous comment makes no sense whatsoever.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I know, let's see if this gets deleted...

        Autoblog Headline
        "Is Lamborghini be preparing a Reventon Roadster?"

        Some guy's comment
        "Nice English in the title.....fail"
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