Pricey Bull Comes in Second to Some

The Italian automaker Lamborghini seems to be aiming for Bugatti with its $1.4 million Reventon supercar. Extreme cars are a Lamborghini legacy and the legacy continues. The 2008 Lamborghini Reventon is named after the bull that killed the great matador Felix Guzman in 1948. The ferocious two-seater pulls design cues from fighter planes, like its arrow-shaped nose, and is closely based off of Lamborghini’s current Murcielago LP640.

Besides a very similar but more radical profile to the Murcielago LP640, the Reventón’s chassis is also made from composite carbon fiber.  will have the same 12-cylinder engine, tuned to deliver at least 650 horsepower at 8,000 rpms. Like the Murcielago LP640, this translates into 60 miles per hour in 3.3 seconds and top speeds well over 200 miles per hour. Flat panels underneath the car and a rear diffuser help minimize turbulence and stabalize the Reventón at high speeds. A glass cover shows off the rear-mounted engine and the rear taillight LED’s have been heat-proofed so as not to melt from the engine at high speeds.

Inside, a futuristic, all aluminum instrument panel holds three LCD screens. One of which is a g-force meter that uses a 3D grid to illustrate the forces of physics on the car as it accelerates, brakes and goes around curves. Old people needn’t worry, if computers still scare you then that’s pathetic but, at least, Lamborghini has taken you into consideration. At the touch of a special button, the digital graphs morph into a faux-analog display with classic circular instruments.

The Reventón is about the same price as a Bugatti Veyron, yet based on other numbers is down 350 horsepower and is notably slower in terms of both top speed and 0-60 mph acceleration. Plus, it seems that to many eyes, the Reventón has also placed second in terms of looks. However, at this point none of "bull-crap" really matters because only 20 Lamborghini Reventón’s will be produced and, of course, all have already been spoken for. We are pretty sure that if you are one of the Reventon 20, you’re first and foremost a Lamborghini freak. Plus, at this point everyone around you is probably afraid to utter the word Bugatti.