Lamborghini formally unveils the Reventon Roadster, gives $1.6 million price tag
We revealed last week that Italian supercar maker Lamborghini will unveil a convertible edition of its extremely exclusive Reventon supercar in Frankfurt. As the show is already underway, the company formally revealed the Reventon Roadster, of which only 20 will be made, as well as details regarding performance and price.
As you know, the normal Reventon made its debut in 2007 at the Frankfurt show, and now the roaster model will follow in the tradition. The new jet-fighter supercar will have a targa roof, as well as a few other distinguishing features, as opposed to the older model, which also saw just 20 cars made. Each of these new machines will cost you about €1.1 million or $1.6 million, without taxes and will be delivered starting with October of this year.
“The Reventón is the most extreme car in the history of the brand,” said Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Lamborghini. “The new Roadster adds an extra emotional component to our combined technological expertise – it unites superior performance with the sensual fascination of open-top driving.”
Measuring the same as the normal Reventon, the new Roadster will see the addition of two hidden pop-up bars, which, in case of an rollover, will deploy in a few miliseconds, saving the life of the passengers. The engineers from the Italian manufacturer also revealed that the body of the car, made almost entirely out of carbon fiber, was so stiff to being with, that only a few modifications needed to be made in order to support the removal of the roof. As such, the Roadster is fatter by just 25 kg (55 lbs) than the normal edition, tipping the scale at 1,690 kg or 3.725 lbs.
On the inside, the Alcantara leather will contras with the carbon fiber, wrapping the two bucket sport seats. Also, three LCD displays will keep true to the jet-fighter theme of the Reventon, replacing any old analog dials.
The normal Reventon engine only saw a slight tweak, in terms of horse power, as the Roadster has 670 horses, 20 more than the original. The torque numbers are the same, 660 Nm (487 lb-ft) which is available at 6,000 rpm. The six speed automatic gearbox and the four-wheel drive, courtesy of Audi, are the same as the old Reventon. All of these technical numbers convey into a 0 to 100 km/h or 62 mph time of just 3.4 seconds, and will take the Roadster to a dizzying 330 km/h (205 mph).
Revel in these pics and await new ones, straight from the show floor in Frankfurt.
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