2008 Lamborghini Reventón

2008 Lamborghini Reventón
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One of the rarest and most expensive Lambos of the noughties

The Lamborghini Reventon isn’t just a styling exercise that sits on the chassis and drivetrain of the Murcielago LP60. It’s the pole bearer for a new direction in Lamborghini design, a direction whose cues can be seen in future Lamborghini models such as the restyled Gallardo or the Aventador. The source of inspiration? Fighter jets.

Marcello Gandini all but dictated that all V-12 Lamborghinis have to be brash and dramatic with razor-sharp edges, clean surfaces, and aggressive angles all around. The Italian manufacturer didn’t have a visual identity before the year 1974 so they went with it, seeing how well the wedge-shaped mid-engined supercar faired. Then came the Diablo, then the Murcielago, all of which following the same path. However, with each new car, Lamborghini refined the edges, added a few curves here and there, made things softer.

The Reventon looked like a return to the roots. It looked like an F117A Blackhawk with that bespoke grayish green color covering all of the pointy surfaces and, for all the work Lamborghini put into the car’s exterior, you can forgive them for leaving the underpinnings taken straight from the Murcielago LP640 untouched. Just 20 examples were made a decade ago - yes, it’s that old! - and then Lamborghini set to work again cutting the roof off the car to create a Roadster version. Some thought it’s a bit weird while others love it. The going rate for one of these suggests there’s not much interest in them now they’ll still turn heads anywhere they go.

 

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Lamborghini Reventon being auctioned off on eBay

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Lamborghini Reventon Roadster to be revealed today to select clients

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Lamborghini Reventon spotted in Germany

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Lamborghini working on Reventon Roadster

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Reventon for sale in Dubai (and everywhere else too!)

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Video: Lamborghini Reventon in action

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Lamborghini Reventon for sale in Silicon Valley

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Last Reventon sold in U.K.

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Lamborghini Reventon sold for $2.5 million

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2008 Lamborghini Reventón

2008 Lamborghini Reventón

One of the rarest and most expensive Lambos of the noughties