Ultra-rare Lamborghini Reventón supercar on sale at London Motorexpo

Article by Christian A., on April 26, 2012

An ultra-exclusive Lamborghini Reventón supercar will be available during an exclusive H&H Classics sale at London's Motorexpo (motorexpo.com) on June 11 to 17, 2012, in Canary Wharf. The Reventón is anticipated to fetch at least £1 million. It is one of only 20 units manufactured. Moreover, it is considered to be the only example in the United Kingdom.

Thus, the Reventón being offered for private sale at Motorexpo offers interested automotive collectors a truly unique opportunity to own one of the rarest supercars in the world. In September 2007, the Reventón made its public debut for the first time at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Despite the asking price of €1 million, excluding local taxes, all the 20 limited samples were pre-sold prior to the vehicle's launch. The carbon-fiber vehicle has a 6.5-liter V12 poweplant, which generates 650 bhp.

It can accelerate to 62 mph from a standstill in only 3.4 seconds, achieving a top speed of 211 mph, living up to its remarkable F-22 Raptor jet fighter-inspired body. As part of its 'Supercars and Superclassics' sale, H&H will be also be showcasing an Auburn Speedster replica and a range of automobiles from Ferrari, Maserati, Koenigsegg and Pagani, among other brands. Motorexpo Chief Executive Officer Graeme Carver commented that the appearance of a vehicle as rare as the Lamborghini Reventón is "sure to attract" a huge number of supercar collectors and enthusiasts to the Motorexpo.

The CEO further said that even those who "can't quite justify the £1 million asking price for the Reventón" can have the chance to "get up close" to their potential next purchase whether it be a modern or classic vehicle. Various automobile manufacturers will also be displaying at least 250 new models at the event, Carver revealed.  He concluded that there will be a vehicle for every customer considering that on-the-road prices at the sale will start at lower than £8,000. Motorexpo is open in Canary Wharf at 10 am to 6 pm from June 11 to 16, and 11 am to 5 pm on June 17.

Despite making use of the same platform that made the Murciélago LP640 a success, the design of the exterior of the Reventón is clearly new. However much like the base model, the exterior of this new model is composed a composite carbon-fiber material known CFC. This material is not only light but also stable. The body though also has steel added to it and all of the components of the exterior have either been fixed or glued to the body.

In creating the Reventón, designers working at Centro Stile made use of a principle that is practiced in a different industry where dynamism and speed are the priorities. We are talking of course about modern aeronautics which has resulted in the most agile, if not the fastest, airplanes on the planet. Through this philosophy, the Reventón boasts an impressive combination of technical and precise striking style and a new vitality.

The use of distorted surfaces, along with the interrupted lines, result in an excellent play of light and this gives this new model excellent movement. That the new Reventón has a unique design is a given, considering that many of the latest models released by Lamborghini had been distinguished by how clear the shape is. Both the Gallardo and the Murciélago for example have coherent proportions, ensuring that attention is focused on the dynamics and power.

Then there is the use of the clean surfaces, precise lines, and sharp lines, all of which are recipes to a style that has been stripped down to its basics. Each of the components has been made in order to serve a purpose.

Decorations and ornaments are not generally included in Lamborghini models. On the front section, the central “arrow” has an acute angle which defines this region of the vehicle. Then there are the powerful air intakes which face forward. These air intakes are inspired by the same ones placed on an airplane.

However, they do not channel air to the turbines like in a plane since cars typically do not reach 650 hp. Still they were placed there as air is still needed to cool the six-cylinder calipers and the carbon brake discs.

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