Lately nearly each carmaker is performing some restricted version model, normally filled with nearly your entire choices record, however at a extra thrilling value, with or with out a numbered plaque to point out your mates you didn’t simply get one other automotive from the showroom ground, however a restricted version, one thing particular, a numbered collector’s merchandise, on many events we’re speaking a couple of ‘absolutely loaded’ model on the finish of the manufacturing life, simply to promote some extra ‘previous’ fashions earlier than the brand new one comes round, and recently we’ve been even seeing ‘first version’ fashions, automobiles made at first of the manufacturing cycle of a brand new model, more often than not additionally getting some bespoke choices or different ‘telltale’ gadgets so you’ll be able to showcase your new automotive as being the primary one in your neighborhood to pay money for it.
Normally just a few years down the road these ‘specials’ aren’t actually price much more than their common manufacturing counterparts, however there are exceptions, corresponding to a 2008 Lamborghini Reventón just like the one that’s at the moment being listed on BringATrailer, with lower than 24 hours within the public sale, the excessive bid is at $1,450,000, however which may go lots greater earlier than the hammer comes down, because the Reventón is certainly one of Lamborghini’s first ‘few off’ fashions, and it set a development that continues as we speak with fashions just like the Sián and the Countach LPI 800-4, however the Reventón was completely different in some ways from the Murciélago LP640 she was primarily based upon.
You would possibly take into account the 2008 Lamborghini Reventón as the primary of the few-off fashions Lamborghini made, certain there have been different ‘numbered’ fashions just like the Diablo SE30, however at 150 items within the Nineties, that wasn’t actually a few-off anymore, extra of a restricted manufacturing model, and sure, I do know in regards to the Diablo Momo Roadster, the Diablo SV Monterey Version, or the Diablo Alpine version … however none of these include fairly the identical pedigree as a Reventón, which is a whole restyle of the Murciélago, with a slight improve in energy over the LP640 model, the Reventón Coupe got here with 650 hp, however extra importantly, solely 20 items of the Coupe had been ever constructed, and rumor had all of it 20 automobiles are literally already offered when the primary prototype was proven in Frankfurt on the 2007 IAA, with an MSRP of about $1,500,000.
Every single Lamborghini Reventón got here with a person, serialized plaque between the 2 seats, xx/20, the automotive on these photographs which is at the moment being provided by BringATrailer is 05/20, and the one one to have been delivered to Canada on the time, chassis ZHWBC77S58LA03237 has solely traveled somewhat over 450 miles over the past 15 years and at the moment resides in California, USA, and a few regard the Reventón as a preview of the Lamborghini Aventador that will be unveiled just a few years later, however extra importantly, and showcased by the official Lamborghini video on the Reventón was the actual fact they took inspiration from the F22 jet fighter for the design of this very particular model, with very angular styling, and revolutionary graphics for the dashboard cluster, and plenty of LED for the outside lighting.
On the Reventón Lamborghini went with satin paint, a particular combination only for this model referred to as Grigio Reventón, a sort of matt fighter gray paint with a slight inexperienced hue to it, all 20 items had been completed precisely the identical, satin gray metallic over a black and inexperienced mixture of leather-based and Alcantara for the inside, full with sports activities seats that turned an choice on the 2010 Lamborghini Murciélago LP670-4 Superv Veloce, and whereas we acquired an e-Gear transmission on this model, probably the most spectacular a part of the inside should be the dashboard itself, full with a G-force show and fighter jet impressed graphics proper in entrance of the lucky driver, Lamborghini actually went on the navy search for the Reventón, and simply in case a Coupe isn’t actually your type, in 2009 Lamborghini revealed the Reventón Roadster, which was somewhat dearer, but additionally restricted to only 15 items, making it one of many rarest trendy Lamborghini up to now.
The brand new instrument cluster for the Reventón was milled from a single piece of aluminum again in 2008 and was encased in carbon fiber exhibiting a trio of LCD screens that would present two completely different layouts, one thing we’re used to today, however again in 2008 on a Lamborghini, that was groundbreaking, to say the least, however aside from that the inside seemed lots just like the one from the common Murciélago LP640, however that didn’t hold individuals from shopping for the Reventón anyway, however should you take a look at the costs for this certainly one of 20 Lamborghini, it hasn’t elevated an excessive amount of over the preliminary MSRP 15 years in the past, which does appear odd, I believe the market hasn’t caught as much as this model but, it’s too new proper now, I’m certain when this automotive is 25 years or older, costs can have elevated significantly.
I used to be lucky sufficient to be current on the press convention in Frankfurt again in 2007 when the covers got here off the Lamborghini Reventón, and I immediately beloved the model, certain it’s only a re-bodied Murciélago with about 5 occasions the value tag, but it surely was, and nonetheless is, a restricted version manufacturing facility authentic, solely 20 had been made, and I for one actually like this angular, military-style design with the fighter jet appears to be like, and sure, I suppose over time all of the groundbreaking bespoke gadgets for the Reventón might change into troublesome to take care of or change, because the LED within the headlight, or the triple arrow LED setup for the taillights, not to mention the bespoke 18-inch wheels with their carbon fiber air fins to extend cooling for the carbon ceramic disk brakes.
And the way in regards to the gasoline filler cap on these Lamborghini Reventón? Do you know that was milled from a stable piece of aluminum too, I’m certain these LED screens within the dashboard will get a pixel or two going out over time, however that’s all a part of owing a really particular automotive like this, and should you purchase into this sort of supercars, you’ll have to count on issues like that, it comes with the territory of proudly owning a few-off Lamborghini, and I’ve acknowledged it earlier than, it was the Reventón in 2007 that began the development for Lamborghini, which might deliver us the Veneno (simply 3 Coupe and 9 Roadster), the Centenario (100 Coupe and 100 Roadster), the Sián (63 Coupe and 19 Roadster) and the final one for now, the Countach LPI 800-4 at 112 items … however the Reventón formally was the primary one, and that’s a part of the rationale I prefer it a lot.
I’m wondering what the ultimate excessive bid for this 2008 Lamborghini Reventón shall be when the public sale ends tomorrow, however I certain hope the brand new proprietor will take pleasure in driving it as a substitute of parking it up once more, a storage queen is sweet, however a Raging Bull needs to be on the street, roaring down the pavement with that 6.5-Liter V12 behind the 2 occupants, bringing a smile on their face every time they take her out of the storage, however if you’re placing down almost $2 million on a automotive, I additionally perceive you don’t need to run the chance of getting somebody crash into it on the streets … however it might be a pity to cage this magnificence up.