Two years after the Reventon Coupe the world witnessed another limited edition Lamborghini at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show, the open top version Reventon Roadster with a price tag of 1.1 million Euro. It was pretty much the only time one could see such a car in real life.
The 20 models were sold out immediately. GTspirit photographer David Kaiser got the rare chance to see such a Roadster again and shoot this amazing photo gallery. If you look carefully at the gallery, you find another limited Lamborghini, the Veneno Roadster. More about this 1-of-9 Roadster in Verde Miura livery will be live soon on GTspirit.
The Reventón Roadster is derived from the same creative thinking as the Coupé. Its designers found their inspiration in aviation – the aggressive wedge shape evokes images of fighter jets.
The powerful arrowhead form at the front, the mighty air intakes pulled way forward, the broad side skirts, the upwards opening scissor doors and the rear end with its menacing edges – the Roadster is clad in a design of maximum functionality and spectacular clarity. Headlamps feature bi-xenon units with LEDs forming the daytime running lights and indicators. The rear lamps are also equipped with LEDs.
Behind the two seats are two hidden pop-up bars that deploy upwards in just a few hundredths of a second in the event of an imminent rollover. A fixed, horizontal wing-shaped unit behind the seats bears the third brake light. The design of the Roadster’s long back is also quite distinct from that of the Coupé. The engine bonnet is virtually horizontal and a total of four windows made from glass provide a view of the mighty V12 in all its technical elegance.
The Reventón Roadster used a slightly uprated V12 engine from the Murciélago to power itself to a top speed of 330 Km/h / 205 Mph with acceleration figures to match … from 0 to 100Km/h (62Mph) in only 3.3 seconds thanks to a power output of 670 hp at 8,000 rpm.
Special Grey color
A unique paint finish completes the razor sharp design language of the Lamborghini Reventón Roadster. For this exclusive special edition, designers created a new shade of matt grey called Reventón Grey. As for the Reventón Coupé, which is a slightly different shade of grey, the matt paint finish displays an unexpected impression of depth under the sun thanks to its special metal particles.
The wheels of the Reventón Roadster also incorporate the interplay of matt and glossy elements. The five spokes of the rims each bear a Y-form, and on each spoke there are small crescent-shaped wings made from matte carbon. These provide not only an unusual visual impact, but also a turbine effect that further improves cooling of the mighty ceramic brake discs.
Don’t forget to follow David Kaiser not to miss the release of the Veneno Roadster shoot!