Lamborghini has ultimately referred to as time on the mighty Aventador, but it will not be long – or, at the very least, it shouldn’t be – right until the upcoming V12-driven flagship comes together. The natural way, lots of of us have been seeking to piece collectively what the car’s successor will seem like dependent on Lamborghini’s mad creations of late. Will it take the 1960s-style race auto silhouette of the Centenario? The hexagonal things from the Sian? Or potentially, even, some throwbacks to Lamborghinis of outdated as we have witnessed on the new Countach.
There’s superior motive to look again for clues about what may occur next from the Italian marque. Again in 2007, Lamborghini launched a radical restricted-operate model of the Murcielago and, tiny did we know, it would effectively provide as a style analyze for the Aventador. Referred to as the Reventon, meaning “burst” in Spanish (in accordance to Google Translate), the supercar was about as close as you could get to a jet fighter on wheels. Not only did the flat surfaces resemble an F-15, but it was also a stark contrast to the sleeker lines of the Muricelago.
Clearly, Lamborghini was returning to its wild facet. The entrance finish intently resembles what we’d occur to see on the Aventador, albeit in a a little bit less difficult sort on the Reventon. We also noticed the standard layout of the rear end carried in excess of, way too, while the Reventon has a pair of huge followers beneath the brake lights that are taken from the Murcielago. Best of all? Most of the panels are produced of carbon fibre, with the only big difference becoming the steel doors.
The jet fighter inspiration continues on the inside. For instance, the dashboard does not have any dials and instead functions two electronic columns that appear a small bit like a landing strip. This has not been noticed on anything at all Lamborghini has produced since. The relaxation of the cabin is the common sea of Alcantara and carbon fibre, with the Reventon identify embroidered on to the door inserts and there is a modest commemorative plaque in between the seats.
The vehicle to begin with released in coupe spec, with a Roadster variant hot on its heels and there are additional discrepancies concerning the two than you may perhaps think. The Roadster is powered by the very same 670hp 6.5-litre V12 as the Murcielago LP670-4 SV, giving a bit more poke than the LP640 motor in the coupe. The additional power allows offset the included 25kg for the strengthening necessary to compensate for the missing roof, with both of those variations going from a standstill to 60mph in just 3.4 seconds.
You’re significantly extra possible to see even the rarest of Aventadors on the highway than a Reventon. Only 20 exmaples of the coupe have been unveiled and a even more 15 were released in Roadster type. Remarkably, Lamborghini set the work in to making a pretty restricted quantity of proper-hand push illustrations, making a notoriously challenging to drive vehicle that minor little bit a lot easier. Only 3 were produced, together with the a person we have right here.
This instance has only protected 1,100 miles with two proprietors over the earlier 12 yrs. It’s not long ago gone through a support from Lamborghini, much too, so it’s prepared to go if you want to bump up the figures. Talking of numbers, there is a really major a single tied to the rate tag. It will established you back £1,399,950, a slight maximize on the million-pound price tag it originally carried in 2010. Certainly, which is a whole lot of dollars to shell out on a auto that, to some, doesn’t search all that various to an Aventador. But it’ll make you really feel like you’re a fighter pilot with no having to go through all the coaching. Or, you know, leaving the ground.