As of late nearly each carmaker is performing some restricted version mannequin, often filled with nearly the complete choices record, however at a extra thrilling worth, with or with no numbered plaque to indicate your pals you didn’t simply get one other automotive from the showroom flooring, however a restricted version, one thing particular, a numbered collector’s merchandise, on many events we’re speaking a few ‘absolutely loaded’ mannequin 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, vehicles made in the beginning of the manufacturing cycle of a brand new mannequin, more often than not additionally getting some bespoke choices or different ‘telltale’ gadgets so you may exhibit your new automotive as being the primary one in your neighborhood to pay money for it.
Often just a few years down the road these ‘specials’ aren’t actually value much more than their common manufacturing counterparts, however there are exceptions, similar to a 2008 Lamborghini Reventón just like the one that’s at present 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 so much increased 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 in the present day with fashions just like the Sián and the Countach LPI 800-4, however the Reventón was totally different in some ways from the Murciélago LP640 she was based mostly upon.
You would possibly contemplate 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 mannequin, and sure, I do know concerning 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 an entire restyle of the Murciélago, with a slight enhance in energy over the LP640 mannequin, the Reventón Coupe got here with 650 hp, however extra importantly, solely 20 items of the Coupe have been ever constructed, and rumor had all of it 20 vehicles are literally already bought 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 pictures which is at present being supplied by BringATrailer is 05/20, and the one one to have been delivered to Canada on the time, chassis ZHWBC77S58LA03237 has solely traveled a bit of over 450 miles over the past 15 years and at present 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 very fact they took inspiration from the F22 jet fighter for the design of this very particular mannequin, with very angular styling, and progressive graphics for the dashboard cluster, and numerous LED for the outside lighting.
On the Reventón Lamborghini went with satin paint, a particular combination only for this mannequin known as Grigio Reventón, a type of matt fighter gray paint with a slight inexperienced hue to it, all 20 items have 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 grew to become an choice on the 2010 Lamborghini Murciélago LP670-4 Superv Veloce, and whereas we bought an e-Gear transmission on this mannequin, probably the most spectacular a part of the inside have to 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 fashion, in 2009 Lamborghini revealed the Reventón Roadster, which was a bit of costlier, but additionally restricted to simply 15 items, making it one of many rarest trendy Lamborghini so far.
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 displaying a trio of LCD screens that might present two totally different layouts, one thing we’re used to today, however again in 2008 on a Lamborghini, that was groundbreaking, to say the least, however apart from that the inside regarded so much just like the one from the common Murciélago LP640, however that didn’t hold individuals from shopping for the Reventón anyway, however for those who 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 feel the market hasn’t caught as much as this mannequin but, it’s too new proper now, I’m certain when this automotive is 25 years or older, costs could 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 cherished the mannequin, certain it’s only a re-bodied Murciélago with about 5 occasions the worth tag, nevertheless it was, and nonetheless is, a restricted version manufacturing facility unique, solely 20 have been made, and I for one actually like this angular, military-style design with the fighter jet seems, and sure, I assume over time all of the groundbreaking bespoke gadgets for the Reventón might grow to be tough to keep up 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 concerning 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 for those who purchase into this type 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 carry 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 explanation I prefer it a lot.
I ponder 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 an alternative of parking it up once more, a storage queen is sweet, however a Raging Bull needs to be on the highway, 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 wish to run the chance of getting somebody crash into it on the streets … however it might be a pity to cage this magnificence up.