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The Revving Reventon Roadster

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Lamborghini has produced a brilliant Roadster as a predecessor to the Reventon Coupe`!

This roadster sports car is a model that is beautifully stylish and is expected to provide an exhilarating drive!

The car is Italian in engineering and has German designers; it has a concept car design that will immediately attract attention wherever you are. 

The Lamborghini Reventon Roadster was launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show on 16th September 2009 with a price tag of 1.1 million euros. There have been 15 of these cars built and they are considered limited editions, as a result this limited series will be a car for collectors!

The open top two seater is available in two colours a Matt Black and a Metallic Grey!  The Roadster is reported as having outstanding handling and the interior has different materials such as aluminium, alacantra, and leather, there is also use of stitching on the central panels and the seat cushions for an executive and luxurious feel!  

The craftsmanship involves the use of many techniques, such as the implementation of fine curvatures on the body of this magnificent Roadster, this allows the car to be as aerodynamic as possible and this reduces the weight of the car whilst driving at top-speeds.

There are also well shaped air intakes inspired from stealth jet fighters which are prevalent on the sides the rear and the front. The front of the car is jagged, yet the design is so exquisite that the jagged bonnet blends attractively with the air intakes beneath the beautiful Xenon headlights which are built neatly within the body of the car. The car is made from high strength steel along with carbon fibre elements.    

The Reventon Roadsters predecessor is said to be inspired by the design of F22 delta raptor stealth fighter jet and also the Lamborghini Murcielago. The Reventon Roadster is a further enhancement of its predecessors and on display in its design is the use of angles which can be found on all different parts of its sculptured body which is made from carbon fibre.

The doors in traditional Lamborghini style open spectacularly upwards and the lights at the back of the car are within a shape that gives the appearance of turbo boosters! The large central exhaust adds to this effect! The Roadster also has the word Lamborghini on the back of the car between the brake lights in italic adding to the elegance of the Roadster.   

The Reventon has many features inside; there are the futuristic and modern LCD computer displays which relay information about the car such as speed and gear and other information such as the condition of the car and there is also a G – force meter reader which tells the driver the G-force felt by the car when cornering, braking and accelerating! There is also an option to have the computer display traditional analogue dials. There are safety roll bars that extract from behind the driver and passenger seats if the car is about to roll over.

The car’s curves and fine lines in design should make performing manoeuvres whilst at high speeds seemingly effortless. Being a Lamborghini the Roadster will be good at handling corners and amazing in a straight line, as it is a top of the range sports car. The designers have incorporated sports gear paddles on either side of the steering wheel for the fastest and smoothest of gear shifts, which will enable the driver to experience a pleasant and thrilling drive, depending on the speed they are at!

The Front apron has the Lamborghini badge, and there are tiny angled indicators on the side of the front wings, there is a single large windscreen wiper, and there are side mirrors stylishly shaped and that match the colour of the alloy wheels. The edges of the windscreen also match the colour of the alloys and there is an engine which is encased towards the rear of the car, reminiscent of a gilled stingray. The rear wings, which are raised angles made with fine lines, join neatly together to provide a wheel arch, these wings then slope upwards, whereas the front wings slope downwards giving the car height at the back.     

The acceleration on this car is 0.62mph in 3.4sec! The Manual E-gear consists of 6 gears. The Alloy wheels are as standard and have a “Y” shape to them. For every wheel there is a double wishbone suspension. There are three modes the car can drive in – Normal, Corsa, and Low-Adherence.

The Reventon has an impressive top speed of 205mph producing a healthy noise you would associate with a sports car of this calibre. The car is elegantly crafted for the smoothest of drives and the power in the engine which is a 6.5v12 provides 670hp ensuring that this is a Lamborghini sports car is in the realm of Super-sports cars and will provide the smoothest and quickest of drives! The engine has 12 cylinders at 60˚ there are also 48 valves. The Maximum torque is 6000 revs p/m and has a Maximum power of 8000 rpm!

The front of the car can be raised by 40mm (1.6in) the Alloy wheels at the front are 18” in size and the rear alloys are 19” in size. The air intakes also known as air channels in the shell of the body function to cool the four wheel brakes, which have carbon fibre ceramic discs alongside six piston callipers. There is a spoiler which helps with the down-force of the car aiding in maximum grip for the car, the spoiler emerges when the roadster is at 80mph and shifts to a further vertical angle when at 136mph to provide the car with further down force and grip to the road.    

The Reventon’s main competition at the Frankfurt Motor-show were the Mercedes SLS and a brand new Ferrari and also a recently announced McLaren. The Roadster’s have already been sold and Lamborghini has further enhanced their sport’s car range with a designer piece!

The CEO of Lamborghini Stephen Winkelmann told everyone at the Frankfurt Motor-show whilst presenting the Reventon Roadster that this Lamborghini has a permanent 4 wheel drive which provides the car with excellent grip, there is also a traction control system! The CEO ended his presentation by saying that Lamborghini build cars that aim to fascinate!

Written by Raj

December 10, 2009 at 10:14 pm

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