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Lamborghini Reventón: The Most Extreme

Post by LhYnxz on Wed Apr 02, 2008 11:33 am

Clearly a Lamborghini, but nothing quite like it. A super car without
equals: the Lamborghini Reventón is a road vehicle with an extreme
specification and, at the same time, a limited edition masterpiece – a
coherent style, angular with sharp lines, inspired by the very latest

With just 20 produced, each 1 Million Euro (without taxes) Lamborghini
Reventón is a symbol of extreme exclusivity, yet still offering the
extraordinary performance that makes the Reventón so unrivalled: under
the completely autonomous design, the Reventón possesses the entire
technical and dynamic competence of the twelve cylinder Lamborghini.

Lamborghini prides itself on being the extraordinary manufacturer of
extreme super sports cars without compromise. Sensuality and
provocation characterise every Lamborghini, with an aggressively
innovative style. “However, the Reventón is the most extreme of all, a
true automotive superlative. Our designers at the Lamborghini Style
Centre took the technical base of the Murciélago LP640 and compressed
and intensified its DNA, its genetic code,” affirms Stephan Winkelmann,
President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A.

Born in Sant’Agata Bolognese
The Lamborghini Reventón has been entirely designed in Sant’Agata
Bolognese, the original birthplace of the Lamborghini and the native
home of every super car born under the sign of the bull. The design
drawn up in Lamborghini’s Centro Stile (Style Centre) is fine-tuned in
close collaboration with the Lamborghini Research and Development
Department. Thus, the Reventón is not only “haute couture” but it also
stands out for its elevated dynamism whilst being entirely suitable for
every day use.

The Lamborghini Reventón is not destined to remain a one-off. A total
of 20 Lamborghini friends and collectors will be able to own this
extraordinary car and, naturally, enjoy the incomparable pleasure of
driving it.

The name Reventón has been chosen according to Lamborghini tradition.
Reventón was a fighting bull, owned by the Don Rodriguez family. It is
included in the list of the most famous bulls ever and is known for
killing the famed bullfighter Felix Guzman in 1943.

Inspired by the fastest airplanes
The present day Lamborghini models are distinguished by the clear
language of their shape. The coherent proportions of the Murciélago and
Gallardo highlight their power and dynamism. Sharp edges, precise lines
and clean surfaces: these are ingredients of a style reduced to the
essential. Each element is created exactly according to its function;
ornaments and decorations are totally foreign to a Lamborghini.

With the Reventón the Centro Stile designers have coherently developed
this philosophy, inspired by another sphere where speed and dynamism
reign absolute: modern aeronautics, responsible for the fastest and
most agile airplanes in the world. This has created an extremely
precise, technically striking style with a new vitality: interrupted
lines and contorted surfaces create a fascinating play of light, giving
the car incredible movement.

Made of carbon fibre and precision
Although it is based on the extraordinarily successful Murciélago
LP640, the exterior design of the Reventón is completely new. Just like
the base model, the exterior is made of CFC, a composite carbon fibre
material, which is as stable as it is light. The exterior components
are glued and fixed to the body comprised of CFC and steel.

The front is characterised by the acute angle of the central ‘arrow’
and by the powerful forward-facing air intakes. Although they do not
supply air directly to the turbine like an airplane, bearing in mind
the 650 hp, an abundant volume of air is necessary to cool the carbon
brake disks and the six cylinder callipers.

Characterised by coherent functions
Naturally, both doors on the Reventón open upwards – since the
legendary Countach this has also been a symbol of the V12 Lamborghini
product line. With their asymmetric configuration, the large air
intakes below the doors provide an example of the extreme coherence
with which a Lamborghini fulfils its function: on the driver's side it
is large to increase the flow of oil to the radiator. On the
passenger’s side of the vehicle, the air intake is flat because in this
case, it only has to ensure the flow below the floor. The
aerodynamically optimised flat floor structure terminates at the rear
with a diffuser featuring an accentuated shape. This guarantees
excellent road grip and stability even at 340 km per hour.

In spite of the extreme and innovative language of its shape, the
Reventón not only maintains all the strong features of the Murciélago
LP640, but also offers further amelioration in terms of aerodynamics,
the important engine cooling system, the air intake system and brakes.
The airflow and the section of the variable geometry air intakes of the
engine and the rear spoiler (also adjustable) have been modified.

Owners of the 20 examples will be able to test the performance of his or her Lamborghini in person.

Perfected to the ultimate detail
The engine hood made of glass laminate with open ventilation slits
offers a glimpse of the beating heart of the twelve cylinders of the
super car. The glass also features the marked arrow angle that
characterises the design from the front to the rear spoiler. The
Lamborghini designers’ love for detail is beautifully illustrated by
the fuel tank lid: a small mechanical work of art, achieved by milling
a solid aluminium block.

The combination lights transform the incisiveness of the design into
light: the front features the most modern light-emitting diodes
alongside Bi-Xenon headlights. Seven LEDs ensure continuous daylight
while there are a further nine diodes for the indicator and hazard
lights. Another technical innovation is found in the rear light LEDs.
Because of the high temperature in the rear low part of the car,
special heatproof LEDs are used for the indicator and hazard lights,
stoplights and rear lights with a triple arrow optical effect.

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Re: Lamborghini Reventón: The Most Extreme

Post by LhYnxz on Wed Apr 02, 2008 11:33 am

A new body colour
Naturally, such a refined language of shape also demands an
extraordinary colour. For the 20 examples of the Reventón, the
designers from Sant’Agata Bolognese have created a totally new hue:
Reventón, a mid opaque green/grey without the usual shine. However,
thanks to the metallic particles, in the daylight this colour tone
features surprising depth.

Opaque and brilliant colours for the wheel rims
This play of opaque and lustre is also featured on the wheel rims,
especially created for the Reventón. Opaque carbon fins are screwed
onto the black aluminium spokes, not only creating a visual effect with
the precision of a surgeon’s scalpel, but a turbine effect also ensures
optimum cooling for the powerful ceramic brake disks.

TFT display similar to an airplane
The same innovative force applied to the exterior design characterises
the cockpit of the Reventón. Designed and created using Alcantara,
carbon, aluminium and leather that comply with the top quality
standards, the interior is inspired by the next generation cockpits:
just like in modern airplanes, the instruments comprise three TFT
liquid crystal displays with innovative display modes. At the touch of
a button, the driver can choose from two vehicle information display
modes. The instruments are housed in a structure milled from a solid
aluminium block, protected by a carbon fibre casing.

The G-Force-Meter is also completely new: this display shows the
dynamic drive forces, longitudinal acceleration during acceleration and
braking, as well as transversal acceleration around bends. These forces
are represented by the movement of an indicator on a graduated 3D grid
depending on the direction and intensity of the acceleration. A similar
instrument can be found in the airplanes. Formula One teams also use a
similar device to analyse dynamic forces.

Customisable instruments
The instrument on the left of the speedometer associates the number of
revolutions in the form of a luminous column with the display of the
selected gear. Finally, every Reventón is equipped with a robotised
e.gear controlled by two small levers under the steering wheel.

By simply pressing a button, the driver can switch to the second,
quasi-analogical display, where the classic circular instruments,
speedometer and engine speed indicator are configured in an equally
innovative way and transformed into luminous pilot lamps with varying
colours. The G-Force-Meter naturally remains at the centre in this
display mode.

Electronic system developed entirely by Lamborghini
All this is possible thanks to the fact that the entire electronic
platform of the Reventón, together with all the control devices, has
been autonomously developed by the Lamborghini experts.

The same process for integrating the electronic displays in the car was applied to the Lamborghini Engineering Department.

From the conception of the very first radical ideas, the entire
Reventón has been developed in Sant’Agata Bolognese thanks to tight
teams of remarkably creative experts. An extremely refined and
efficient process was employed: CAD design and development, creation of
the prototype in the Prototype Department, all carried out under the
constant supervision of the Research and Development Department’s
technicians and testers.

Atelier of creativity and high efficiency
Inaugurated in 2004, the Centro Stile is dedicated to design and
characterised by a high degree of efficiency: an “atelier” of creators,
designers and prototype constructors, who encapsulate the Lamborghini
culture and spirit by using their remarkable skills to create aesthetic

The Centro Stile is located in a 2,900 square two-storey building. The
large pavilion houses two test floors and related production and
analysis equipment, while other rooms are set aside for the most
advanced computerised workstations for designers and a style-model
construction workshop. The Centro Stile is also closely linked to the
nearby Engineering Department: the direct line between the Lamborghini
development departments guarantees that ideas rapidly become reality.

Creativity and production under the same roof
The Lamborghini Reventón is a practical illustration of the streamlined
functionality and efficiency characterising the Centro Stile: it took
less than a year to progress from the first ideas to the finished car.
The complete design process from the first sketches on paper, to three
dimensional computer models with 1:10 or 1:4 scale, right up to the
real size prototype is organised around streamlined, fast, efficient
work groups. Thanks to the Centro Stile, for the first time in its
history, Lamborghini is now able to create its own style philosophy
in-house without having to rely on any external collaboration.

The 20 units will be manufactured in Sant’Agata, using a production
process characterised by artisan perfection and rigorous quality

A masterpiece with tested technology
The technology found in the Murciélago LP640 has not been modified. The
engine in the LP640 forwards is the classic twelve-cylinder engine with
6.5 litre displacement. Only for this car, Lamborghini guarantees, an
astounding 650 HP (478 kW) at 8,000 revolutions per minute (rpm). The
huge torque, equal to maximum 660 Nm, ensures a powerful switch from
any number of revolutions: even the slightest pressure on the
accelerator is spontaneously transformed into thrust. The robotised
e.gear changes gear faster than even the most expert driver. In
addition, the permanent Viscous Traction four-wheel drive system
ensures that every force is constantly translated into movement.

As in the original Murciélago LP640, the Reventón accelerates from 0 to
100 km/h in just 3.4 seconds, with a maximum speed over 340 km/h.

Born to become a legend
Since its foundation, Lamborghini has been a creator of trends in the
world of sports cars and has always manufactured cars with an
absolutely unmistakable character. Models such as the Miura or
Countach, for example, were veritable forerunners and rapidly acquired
the status of timeless classic cars. From the moment they are launched,
every new Lamborghini promises to become a legend, destined to become a
sought-after and precious possession.

With the Lamborghini Reventón, Lamborghini has done it again; it has
created an unequalled super car; the perfect synthesis between the
exclusivity and appeal of a limited edition design masterpiece, and the
dynamism and driveability of a standard sports car. Thus, the
Lamborghini legend is further enhanced by another, stylish future

Frame: High strength tubular steel structure with carbon fibre components.

Bodywork: In carbon fibre, except roof and door external panels (steel)

Steering Type: Mechanical (rack and pinion) power-assisted

Right-Hand Turning Radius: 12.55 m (41.17 ft)

Wheels and Tires: 245/35 ZR 18 (front), 335/30 ZR 18 (rear)

Type: 12 cylinders at 60°
Bore and Stroke: 88 mm x 89 mm (3.46 in x 3.50 in)
Displacement: 6496 cc (396.41 in3)
Compression Ratio: (11 ± 0.2):1
Maximum Power: 650 HP (478 kW) at 8000 rpm (guaranteed through the engine selection)
Maximum Torque: 660 Nm (487 lb-ft) at 6000 rpm
Engine Position in Vehicle: Longitudinal central-rear
Cylinder Heads and Engine Block: Aluminium
Intake System: Variable geometry with 3 operating modes

4 valves per cylinder, 4 overhead camshafts
Timing Gear Transmission: 2 chains
Continuous Timing Variator (int. and ex.): Electronically Controlled

Ignition System:
Static type ignition system with individual coils (one for each spark plug).
Firing sequence 1-7-4-10-2-8-6-12-3-9-5-11

Fuel System / Injection: Lamborghini LIE electronic engine control unit, multipoint, sequential timed, DRIVE BY WIRE

Lubrication System:
Type: Dry sump
Recovery Pumps: 2 gear pumps
Delivery Pump (High Pressure): 1 gear pump

Cooling System: Liquid cooled, with pressurized circuit

Type: Permanent all-wheel drive with Viscous Traction system
Geearbox: 6-speed mechanical gearbox
Clutch: Dry single disc
Clutch Disc Diameter: 272 mm (10.7 in.)

Transmission Ratios:
1st: 1:3.091
2nd: 1:2.105
3rd: 1:1.565
4th: 1:1.241
5th: 1:1.065
6th: 1:0.939
Reverse: 1:2.692

Brakes: 4 self-ventilated rotors with pedal control, hydraulic
transmission with dual independent circuits, one for each axle with
vacuum servo. ABS antilock device + DRP function.
Front Rotor: Ø 380 x 34 mm (14.96 in x 1.34 in)
Rear Rotor: Ø 355 x 32 mm (13.98 in x 1.26 in)
Handbrake: Mechanical, acting on rear wheels

Suspension: 4-wheel independent articulated quadrilateral
system. Hydraulic shock absorbers and coaxial coil springs. Suspension
with dual front and rear struts, antiroll, antidive and antisquat bar.

Top Speed: 340 km/h (211.3 mph)
Acceleration 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph): 3.4 s (before: 3.8 s)

Wheelbase: 2665 mm (104.92 in)
Total Length: 4700 mm (185.04 in)
Total Width: 2058 mm (81.02 in)
Total Height: 1135 mm (44.69 in)
Dry Weight (no fuel and no liquids): 1665 kg (3670.7 lb)
Front Trackwidth: 1635 mm (64.37 in)
Rear Trackwidth: 1695 mm (66.73 in)
Front Overhang: 1080 mm (42.52 in)
Rear Overhang: 955 mm (37.60 in)
Maximum Overall Width with External Rearview Mirrors: 2215 mm (87.20 in)

Liquid Capacities (Liters):
Engine Oil:12 litres (3.17 gal)
Gearbox Oil: 3.5 litres (0.92 gal)
Front Differential Oil: 1 litre (0.26 gal)
Rear Differential Oil: 2.5 litres (0.66 gal)
Cooling Circuit: 15 litres (3.96 gal)

Consumption (according to DIR 1999/100/CE) :
Urban: 32,3 l/100km
Extra-Urban: 15,0 l/100 km
Combined: 21,3 l/100 km
C02 Emissions: 495 g/km

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