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Lamborghini Reventón Roadster – Hurry up, cause it's a limited edition again

Sant’Agata Bolognese, 14th September 2009 -

Where you one of the thousands of unlucky car enthusiasts, who couldn't put there hands on one of the twenty Lamborghini Reventon Limited Edition model in 2007?
Well, now you have another chance to buy another Reventon Limited Edition model, but you have to be very quick cause there are only twenty units of the Reventon Roadster to be built.

Lamborghini presents at Frankfurt Motorshow 2009 the ultimate driving machine among open-top two-seaters – the Revent?³n Roadster is a sports
car of breathtaking fascination, menacing power and uncompromising
performance. The 6.5 liter twelve-cylinder generates 493 kW (670 PS), catapulting
the Roadster from 0 to 100 Km/h (0 to 62 mph) in 3.4 seconds and onwards to a
top speed of 330 KM/h (205 mph). The open-top Revent?³n is not only one of the
fastest, but also one of the most exclusive cars in the world – Lamborghini has
limited the series.
The Lamborghini Revent?³n is not destined to remain a one-off. Less than 20
Lamborghini friends and collectors will be able to own this extraordinary car and,
naturally, enjoy the incomparable pleasure of driving it.
Each Revent?³n Roadster will be sold for 1.1 Million Euro (without taxes). Deliveries
will begin October 2009.
“The Revent?³n is the most extreme car in the history of the brand,â€? comments
Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. “The
new Roadster adds an extra emotional component to our combined technological
expertise – it unites superior performance with the sensual fascination of open-top
driving.â€? The Revent?³n Coup?© was presented at the 2007 IAA in Frankfurt and was
sold out immediately.
Open-top sports cars are a tradition at Lamborghini that stretches back over 40
years. In 1968, the company from Sant’Agata Bolognese built a Miura without a
fixed roof as a one-off. The Diablo Roadster appeared in 1995 with its targa roof
anchored to the engine cover.
Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A.
Public Relations Manager
Press Office – Northern Europe
Claudia Schneider
Press Office – Italy and Southern
Clara Magnanini
Communications Department and
Collezione Automobili Lamborghini
Rita Passerini
Press Office – UK and Middle East
Juliet Jarvis
Press Office– North America
Soon Nguyen
Via Modena, 12
40019 Sant’Agata Bolognese
Telefono +39 051-6817716
Telefax +39 051-6817737
Sculpture with extreme dynamics
All Lamborghinis are created with an avantgarde approach to design; a fastmoving
technical sculpture. The Revent?³n Roadster is derived from the same
creative thinking as the Coup?©. 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. Details set stylish accents, such as
headlamps featuring bi-xenon units with LEDs forming the daytime running lights
and indicators. The rear lamps are also equipped with LEDs.
Like the Coup?©, the Revent?³n Roadster measures 4700 mm (185 in.) long. It has
a wheelbase of 2665 mm (105 in.) and is 2058 mm (81 in.) wide and 1132 mm (45
in.) high. The driver and passenger seating positions are low and sporty,
separated by a substantial central tunnel.
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 member behind the seats bears the third brake light. The
design of the Roadster’s long back is also quite distinct from that of the Coup?©.
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.
Stiff bodyshell base
The base bodyshell of the Revent?³n is already so stiff that the Roadster requires
only minimal reinforcement. It has a dry weight of only 1690 Kg (3,725 lbs.), just
25 Kg, (55 lbs.) more than the Coup?©.
Like the Coup?©, the cell of the Roadster is made from high-strength steel profile
and carbon components joined with specialist adhesive and rivets. The bodyshell
is made almost entirely from carbon fiber elements, with sheet steel used only
for the outer door skins.
Exclusive grey paintwork
A unique paint finish completes the razor sharp design language of the
Lamborghini Revent?³n Roadster. For this exclusive special edition, designers
have created a new shade of matt grey called Revent?³n Grey. As for the
Revent?³n Coup?©, which is a slightly different shade of grey, this is a matt paint
finish that, in the sunlight, displays an unexpected impression of depth thanks to
its special metal particles.
The wheels of the Revent?³n 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 are mounted 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.
Aircraft-style displays
The interior of the Revent?³n Roadster conveys the same powerful design as the
exterior. The cockpit is structured with technical clarity, the interfaces arranged
for functionality. Like a modern aircraft, the open two-seater no longer has
classic analogue instrumentation – instead, information is delivered via two
transreflective and one transmissive liquid-crystal displays.
The driver can switch between two modes at the touch of a button – one digital
view with illuminated bars and one level with classic round dials, albeit with
changing color graphics. Centrally located at the top of the display is the G-force
meter. It represents the intensity of the forces acting on the Revent?³n Roadster
under acceleration, braking and heavy cornering; the same format used in
Formula 1.
The instruments are mounted in a casing machined from solid aluminum which is
housed in a carbon fiber dashboard. The interior displays uncompromisingly
clean craftsmanship and features a host of carbon fiber applications – e.g. on the
center tunnel – aluminum, Alcantara and leather. The central panels and the seat
cushions are perforated, with precision stitching gracing their outer edges.
Lamborghini has equipped the Revent?³n Roadster with full options.
An icon of engine design
The twelve-cylinder engine that powers the Revent?³n Roadster is a Lamborghini
icon – and the technical feature that defines the character of the car. It is one of
the world’s most powerful naturally-aspirated engines. With a compression ratio
of 11 : 1 and a displacement of 6496 cc (396.41 in3,) it generates 670 PS (493 kW)
at 8,000 rpm. Its maximum torque of 660 Nm (487 lb-ft) kicks in at 6,000 rpm.
The V12 engine is a masterpiece of Italian engineering. Two chains drive its four
camshafts that, in turn, operate the 48 valves. Together with the three-phase
adjustable intake manifold, the variable valve timing delivers a meaty torque
build-up. Dry sump lubrication ensures that the hi-tech power unit has a constant
supply of oil, even under heavy lateral acceleration. The absence of the oil sump
means a low mounting position – benefitting the car’s outstanding handling
The V12 catapults the Revent?³n Roadster from 0 to 100 Km/h (0 to 62 mph) in
3.4 seconds and onwards to a top speed of 330 Km/h (205 mph). It reacts with
the eagerness of a racing engine to input from the right foot, revving to 8,000
rpm and beyond, and performing a symphony that sends shudders along the
spine. The deep booming bass, the powerful mid-range and the exultant horn
section play music that, once heard, can never be forgotten.
All-wheel drive for maximum traction
In classic Lamborghini style, the aluminum engine is mounted longitudinally in
front of the rear axle, with the transmission ahead of it beneath the center
tunnel. This layout results in 58 percent of the overall weight being borne by the
rear wheels – ideal for a powerful sports car.
This layout accommodates the Viscous Traction permanent all-wheel drive.
Under normal conditions, it sends the vast majority of the driving force to the
rear wheels. Should they begin to spin, the central viscous coupling sends up to
35 percent of the power via an additional shaft to the front axle. Limited-slip
differentials are located there and at the rear axle with 25 and 45 percent lock
Lamborghini introduced the all-wheel drive principle with the Diablo. The reason
back then was just as clear as it is today - four driven wheels grip far better than
two, and the more powerful the engine, the greater the impact of this
fundamental law of physics.
Also standard on the Revent?³n Roadster is the e.gear automated six-speed
sequential manual transmission. The driver controls the gear shift, which is
activated hydraulically via two steering wheel paddles. In addition to the
“Normal� mode, the system offers a “Corsa� and a “low adherence� mode. The
driver just has to keep his foot to the floor - the rest is handled by e.gear.
Running gear layout from motorsport
The Revent?³n Roadster keeps the extreme power of its engine in check with a
running gear layout derived directly from motorsport. Each wheel boasts double
wishbone suspension, with one spring strut on each side of the front axle and two
each at the rear. The front end of the car can be raised by 40 mm (about 1.6 in.)
to protect the underside of the vehicle over potholes or on steep entrances into
underground garages.
The open two-seater runs on 18-inch wheels. The front tires measure 245/35,
while the rears are 335/30. Dedicated air channels in the bodyshell cool the four
wheel brakes. Carbon-fiber ceramic discs are standard – they have an extremely
lightweight construction, operate with virtually no fade, are corrosion-free and
achieve the highest service life. Each disc has a diameter of 380 mm (~15 in.) and
is gripped by six-piston calipers.
As fast as the open two-seater may be, its road manners are impeccable. Its
performance limits are extremely high, yet effortless to control. And, on exiting a
bend, all four wheels stick tenaciously to the asphalt. The permanent all-wheel
drive dovetails the car firmly with the road, delivering decisive benefits in
traction and stability.
High-performance aerodynamics
A further distinctive characteristic of the Revent?³n Roadster is its calm
directional stability even at extremely high speeds – a feature that also turns fast
highway stretches into sheer joy. Alongside the bodyshell design and the smooth
underbody, which culminates in a powerfully formed diffuser, the rear spoiler
carries responsibility for downforce. It deploys from the rear edge at about 130
Km/h (80 mph) and adopts an even steeper angle as of about 220 Km/h (136
mph). The entire aerodynamic concept – around and through the car – is radically
laid out for performance.
State-of the-art development techniques
Lamborghini used state-of-the-art, highly networked processes to bring the
Revent?³n Roadster to life. The design, CAD work and model making that took
place in the Centro Stile, which opened in 2004, were accompanied continuously
by specialists and test engineers from the Research & Development Department.
The Design Department is directly linked to the neighbouring Ufficio Tecnico,
ensuring rapid implementation of ideas. Lamborghini’s capabilities also include
the independent development of the complete electronic platform. This
incorporates all control units – including those for the V12 and the innovative
cockpit displays.
All units of the Revent?³n Roadster are being built on the Sant’Agata Bolognese
production line, with perfect craftsmanship and to the highest levels of quality.
Technical Data
High strength tubular steel structure with carbon fibre components.
In carbon fibre, except door external panels (steel)
Type Mechanical (rack and pinion) power-assisted
Right-hand turning circle 12.55 m (41.17 ft)
Wheels and tyres
Front 245/35 ZR 18
Rear 335/30 ZR 18
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 670 PS, 493 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 variation (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
Scavenging pumps 2 gear pumps
Delivery pump (high pressure) 1 gear pump
Cooling system
Type Liquid cooled, with pressurized circuit
Type of transmission Permanent all-wheel drive with Viscous Traction
Gearbox E-gear
Clutch Dry single disc
Clutch disc diameter 272 mm (10.7 in)
Disengagement With self-adjusting hydraulic control
Transmission ratios
Ist 1:3.091
IInd 1:2.105
IIIrd 1:1.565
IVth 1:1.241
Vth 1:1.065
VIth 1:0.939
Reverse 1:2.692
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.
Handbrake Mechanical, acting on rear wheels
Ceramic rotors system
Front rotor ?? 380 x 38 mm (?? 14.96 in x 1.5 in)
Front calliper cylinders N. 6 (32-36-38 mm) (1.26 in-1.42 in-1.5in)
Rear rotor ?? 380 x 38 mm (?? 14.96 in x 1.5 in)
Rear calliper cylinders N. 6 (32-36-38 mm) (1.26 in-1.42 in-1.5in)
4-wheel independent articulated quadrilateral system. Hydraulic shock absorbers and coaxial coil springs.
Suspension with dual front and rear struts, anti-roll, anti-dive and anti-squat bar.
Performance data
Top speed 330 km/h (205 mph)
Acceleration 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) 3.4 s
Wheelbase 2665 mm (104.92 in)
Total length 4700 mm (185.04 in)
Total width 2058 mm (81.02 in)
Total height 1132 mm (44.57 in) (without roof)
1134 mm (44.64 in) (with roof)
Dry weight (no fuel) 1690 kg (3725.8 lb)
Front track width 1635 mm (64.37 in)
Rear track width 1695 mm (66.73 in)
Front overhang 1080 mm (46.46 in)
Rear overhang 955 mm (37.60 in)
Maximum overall width with external rear-view
2240 mm (88.19 in)
Liquid capacities (litres)
Fuel tank 100 litres (26.4 gal)
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 2004/3/CE)
Urban 32,3 l/100km
Extra-urban 15,0 l/100 km
Combined 21,3 l/100 km
CO2 emissions 495 g/km
City 10 mpg
Highway 16 mpg
(following EPA regulation)
Combined 12 mpg

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