Only days before the official unveiling at the IAA in Frankfurt on September 15 during the press conference, images of the eagerly anticipated Lamborghini Reventon Roadster have been found on the internet.
They show a very nice, new design for the glass engine cover found on the Reventon, what engine will lay underneath isn't disclosed yet, but it will at least feature 650 Bhp, if not 670 Bhp as seen on the Murciélago LP670-4 SuperVeloce, perhaps even more, nothing is officially listed on this yet. I will be visiting the IAA next Tuesday, so probably I'll be able to see it in real life and get some more details on the specifications for this amazing looking, yet very limited, new Lamborghini, as some sources stated earlier only 9 would be built, however today a figure of 20 was going round on the internet.
We will all have to wait and see what Stephan Winkelmann will suprize us with next week, until the official press release from Automobili Lamborghini SpA, all figures and prices are mere speculation anyway. A note about the pricing, remember the original Reventon that was unveiled only two years ago during the very same IAA in Frankfurt ? Only 20 would be built of that one too, and surprisingly enough all of them were already sold for a cool 1 million Euro (before taxes).
I don't know if this new Roadster edition is also sold out by now, but chances are that the asking price will carry a serious premium over the closed version, number from 1.250.000 right up to 1.750.000 have been circulating all over the net. If we take a closer look at the photographs available now we naturally recognize the lines already found on the 'regular' Murciélago LP640 Roadster, especially the treatment of the side windows, but still the designers at the Centro Stile managed to put something special together for this new masterpiece.
There is now some sort of spoiler between the 'shoulders' that holds the third stop light, also an extra reinforcement is visible over the glass engine cover, that fortunately has been retained on the Reventon Roadster. If I'm right, there could even be a different roof for this Reventon, it would make sense to create some kind of hard top to be fitted on this super exotic, one point that wasn't received kindly by all Murciélago Roadster owners was the canvas roof, perhaps they replaced or modified it for the Reventon Roadster, hence the 'wing' behind the seats to support it.
Note that this is wishful thinking on my behalf, it would be nice however to be able to reach high speeds even with the roof in place, as today the Murciélago is restriced when not driving topless. Honestly I can't wait for next Tuesday when I will be able to lay my eyes on this magnificent new car from Sant'Agata, perhaps not as mind boggling as the SuperVeloce in Geneva, but a Reventon Roadster sure would look nice on my driveway any day ...
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(added on May 18. 2013)
The 2013 edition of the famous Viva Italia event at the TT Circuit in Assen, the Netherlands will celebrate 50 years of Lamborghini, so expect a lot of Bulls.
(added on May 16. 2013)
The official intro movie on the Egoista shown by Automobili Lamborghini SpA during the unveil in Sant'Agata
(added on May 14. 2013)
Official Lamborghini footage on the final day of the Grande Giro 50th Anniversary event including the unveil of the Egoista
(added on May 13. 2013)
The real Lamborghini Egoista unveiled on Saturday will probably never be sold, but there is another option ... Looksmart will release a scale model
(added on May 13. 2013)
September 11. 2009
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