• Aug 26th 2010 at 4:28PM
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Lamborghini Reventón R/C Car – Click above for image gallery

Like the vast majority of humanity, we were never able to lay our hands on one of the 20 Lamborghini Reventón models the company built for the fabulously wealthy. We had neither the $1.27 million it took to call the car your very own nor the connections to be one of the few to even have the chance to purchase said Raging Bull. That's just fine, though, because Lamborghini has partnered up with De Agostini to build a 1:10 scale R/C replica of the car for the masses. Well, maybe not the masses per-se – the company is only building 65 examples, so this ain't your garden-variety Nikko or Tamiya.

Each one of the cars is crafted with impressive detail and features a 3cc gasoline engine mated to a two-speed transmission, a fully-independent suspension with hydraulic shocks and four-wheel disc brakes – all on an R/C car. Insane? Sure, but it's our kind of crazy. Unfortunately, with so few of the cars being produced, we're guessing they won't be cheap enough for anyone we know to afford. History repeats itself. You can head over to the R/C car's site for a closer look.

[Source: Lamborghini]

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      • 5 Years Ago
      The news is incorrect, it has been translated badly from the official italian website or else. I'll do it for you:

      First of all it's no limited edition. It's a common RC licensed by Lamborghini

      1) The rc car will be sold in separate components in 65 issues sold in newsstands (I think the "65 examples" comes from here, badly translated)
      2) The issues will be sold each 2 weeks for the first 13 issues. For the next ones, they will be sold weekly. So you will need 76 weeks to complete it, you will never buy it complete in a store.
      3) The total cost is € 576,35: € 2,99 for the first issue, € 7,99 for the remaining (total € 511,36). Then, the RC remote is sold separately for € 59,50 with € 2,50 handling fee. At current exchange rates it's $ 733,442
      4) As far as i know, it's sold only here in italy, no shipping abroad (maybe just in a few EU newsstands or by shipping of single fascicles, but it's difficult)
      5) Technical details: http://www.deagostiniedicola.it/collezioni/reventon/modello.html click on "scheda tecnica"
      6) DeAgostini is not a toy/rc model manufacturer, it's an italian publishing house.

      Here in Italy such initiatives are very common, i don't know if it's the same in other countries.
      Usually these cars are fairly good quality for someone who just wants to play with it sometimes and wants to learn how they work. It's a bit overpriced in the end, at the same price, you can buy a racing rc in a model store. But damn! It's a Lamborghini Reventon!
      I would start building it immediately but it just takes too much time.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Sure, this is cool news, I nor going to jump on the bandwagon and hack my favorite website authors for that, but I have to agree, as an R/C junkie, this blends in a but..

      To put it in perspective, my fleet of R/C vehicles are all electric and the "slow" e-revo monster truck does wheelies at 40+ mph and will break 60.. The record for an R/C is a real 150+ mph..

      Nice of Lambo to join the fun..
      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks like a variation of the HPI RS4 layout. The steering servo cage looks like it came from a NTC3.. Really nothing special. The lexan body isn't all that great either. And knocking Tamiya is sorta funny since their products are probably much better than what this is. I'm sure if it's some one off chassis that you won't even find any upgrade parts for it, so your super special Reventon r/c is stuck w/ plastic parts. Pass
      • 5 Years Ago
      Did I inadvertently log onto toyblog.com?

        • 5 Years Ago
        Uh what? It's a car. The name of the website is AUTOblog, which stands for AUTOMOBILE blog. Automobile refers to a vehicle that moves under its own power. An RC car is a vehicle that moves under its own power.

        Do you get it or are you still lost?
      • 5 Years Ago
      I am not totally sure, but in the link that you provide, there is nothing about a limited edition, but just a "collectable" that you can "mount yourself" if you buy all the fascicles...
      • 5 Years Ago
      The RC car itself looks like it's nothing special... no aluminum / titanium / carbon fiber parts or sophisticated push-rod suspension. It'll cost a ton just for a cool Reventon body... I call FAIL!
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yeah I noticed the same thing. The chassis looks extremely low budget and nothing special. There are much more advanced RC designs on the market they should have used for this. Or at least use some better materials instead of that cheap looking plastic.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Is it at least a full-bearing kit? I couldn't tell.

        If it's a bushing kit, it's gonna be funny watching low-end Traxxas cars wearing Accord bodies totally smoke the "limited" Lambo.
      • 5 Years Ago
      >Each one of the cars is crafted with impressive detail and features a 3cc gasoline engine mated to a two-speed transmission, a fully-independent suspension with hydraulic shocks and four-wheel disc brakes – all on an R/C car. Insane?

      No. That's a pretty much run-of-the-mill nitromethane 1/10th scale R/C car.
        • 5 Years Ago
        The four wheel disc set up is the only thing that is unique about that RC, I've only seen a few kits that offer that and they are typically $2000 + for just the kit alone no electronics and are typically a lot bigger then 1/10 scale. Not nessesarily a good thing though, I've always heard a four wheel set up on an RC is really hard to dial in and balance properly. For something so limited it looks rather cheap to, I'd hope for what is likely quite a bit of money that it would be carbon fiber or all aluminum. I mean my HPI Hellfire cost me only like $250 for the kit and its almost entirely aluminum save for the suspension arms, electronics tray and differential housings.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yeah, it sounds (and looks) like a regular nitro RC car to me, nothing special aside from the Reveton-specific wheels.

        Tho I suspect that AB got a few of the details wrong, like saying "gasoline engine" where they should have said nitro, and "4-wheel disc brakes" (implying a brake & servo at each corner) when they should have said disc brakes.

        I suspect my 10-year-old electric HPI RS4 Pro (brushless & LiPo) could beat pretty much of these Revetons and their new drivers at the track - just like in RL, torque and control wins races, not necessarily top speed.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'd be afraid to drive it, probably wouldn't handle curbs too well. Guess I'll have to stick with my 9.6V Turbo-Hopper for the time being
      • 5 Years Ago
      The chassis is as garden variety as a 1/10th scale nitro touring car can get. Nothing "insane" about it; it looks like an off-brand eBay special. Nice to have that body available though. I wish they'd sell the shell by itself so I could put it on an actually decent chassis.
      • 5 Years Ago
      If you look next to the fuel tank, you'll see the output shaft to the front- it's also all wheel drive.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Pretty much all 1/10 mid-grade and better RC cars are 4WD.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Look at that sweet Photoshop.
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