• Nov 20th 2009 at 1:01PM
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2010 Lamborghini Reventón Roadster - Click above for high-res image gallery

So you like the Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SV, but you're struggling to justify the price. After all, it may be just as fast as the Reventón, but it only costs a third of that range-topping bull. You like that it's the latest limited-edition hypercar from Sant'Agata Bolognese, but will everyone think you're slumming by not getting the most expensive bull in the barn? Come to think of it, maybe you can hold out for the Reventón Roadster, which should easily surpass the coupe as the ne plus ultra in the Lambo lineup. Of course, you could just stick with your ordinary LP640-4 or LP650-4 Roadster a little longer and wait for the Murcielago replacement in a year or two.

When that so-called Jota finally debuts, it will bring with it a new carbon fiber chassis and an equally new direct-injected 6.0-liter V12 thought to be good for at least 700 horsepower. Yeah, that's probably the way to go. After all, the economy isn't exactly the best right now and plunking down $1.5M for a new car might make others unnecessarily envious. Haters. Of course, if you wait too long, you might find yourself debating waiting a little longer still for the Jota-besting halo car from Lamborghini, the rumored Urus.

CARS UK is quoting "a source close to Lamborghini" when they talk about this new halo vehicle, which is expected to take on all comers, especially that "FX70" Enzo-replacement coming out of Maranello. Using a modified Jota chassis, the Urus will go on an even stricter diet to make it a featherweight lighter heavyweight. It will drop the few bits of aluminum that are expected to be used on the Jota and go all carbon fiber. That, active aerodynamics, and a nearly 800 horsepower version of the Jota V12 in its engine bay should allow the Urus to challenge even the Bugatti Veyron with a sub-3-second 0-60mph time. The real question becomes -- Can you wait until 2012 for the Urus or will you buckle a year earlier and pop for the Jota in 2011? You know what, just get both.

[Source: Cars UK]

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      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm all for car companies making cars that when you buy them, all you really want to do is look at them! Because the second you fire up the engine for the first time, you lose about $200,000! LOL
        • 5 Years Ago
        haha.. I can hear the auction guy yelling out the info now.
        "This car has never been turn on once it left the dealership. Actually I'm told now that the car was brought off the boat and right onto a encased trailer to the owners house and then on rollers brought to his garage."
        • 5 Years Ago
        "For added protection, it has been sealed in a vacuum sealed glass case."
      • 5 Years Ago
      Since I was a kid I have never seen an ugly Lamborghini! (or an ugly model featuring one lol). It has to be one of the best designed models of all time.

      - Louis J. @ http://www.providagroup.com
      • 5 Years Ago
      Hmm.. another excuse to gawk at that model hehe..
      • 5 Years Ago
      I like Frank's writing style, very entertaining.
      Of course you are going to wait for the new model.
      Unless you are into picking up dues the ladies are not going to care if you have an older Murcielago.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Ahhh Yes. I remember her... Pleasant memories...

      The car will probably be nice too.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I cant wait to see Bruce Wayne climbing out of a Reventon roadster
      • 5 Years Ago
      That lady gets my vote for the auto show model of the year. She makes the Revention look almost decent.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Read "nec plus ultra" instead of "ne plus ultra"
      • 5 Years Ago
      The fact that cars like this are being made and will exist makes the world a better place.
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