The Lamborghini Reventon

by : Jaco

This debuted at the 2007 Frankfurt Auto Show.

Rumoured to be the most expensive and most powerful in the Lamborghini range to date, this one will leave a slight dent in one's pocket - in the region of about one million euros.

The official press release stated that only 20 would be built, but rumours later surfaced that the total number could be 100.

The exterior styling was inspired by the F-22 Raptor. Even the interior looks like an airplane cockpit - Apparently the designers were taken specially to inspect the actual exterior of an F-22 Raptor fighter jet, before coming up with the design. Most of the mechanics, including the engine, have been taken directly from the Murcielago LP640.

Initial reports suggest the 6.5 litre V12 may receive a power boost of approximately 15 kilowatts (20 horsepower), and this brings the new ouput close to 490 kW (660 horsepower). Yet in spite of this, and the car's carbon fibre components, the Reventon manages to accelerate to 100 KPH (62 MPH) in the same time as the Murcielago LP640 (3.4 seconds)

The Reventon has been named after a fighting bull in line with the Lamborghini tradition. The car's namesake, owned by the Don Rodriguez family, is best known for killing famed bullfighter Felix Guzman in 1943