Wednesday, March 11, 2009

When a car is like a fighter plane

Status: Wishing I had a couple mill.
Song: 7 Days to the Wolves - Nightwish

This is it, the
LAMBORGHINI REVENTON


*Girlie squeal*

Named after the notorious Spanish bull that killed the famed matador Félix Guzman in 1943 this limited edition made its debut at the 2007 Frankfurt Auto Show. With only 20 cars made, this super car costs a banging 1.8 million (today when I checked). While Lamborghini says the Reventón is a road vehicle with an extreme specification, for those of us who are destined to only be drooling spectators the changes are mostly visual.

According to Lamborghini, this angular design is inspired by modern aeronautics. Looking at the car dead on in the photos, the arrow head shaped nose and the massive air intakes resemble those on the F-22 Raptor fighter jet.

The whole tail with the adjustable rear spoiler, afterburner type tail lamp housings underpinned by the accentuated diffuser is reminiscent of the jet fighter.
The five-spoke black aluminum wheels are fitted with carbon fins which create a turbine effect and cool the ceramic brake discs.

Wow, the best of both worlds. A super car that's like a super fighter.
I could really go for a car like this.

O-100 km/h takes 3.4 seconds and can reach a top speed of 340 km/h (211 mph).

Yep, my kind of car.

Got $1.85 mill. laying around? If you do, check out this beauty for sale at a Lambo dealer in Houston. [site]

(All the photos from Lamborghini)

4 comments:

Lori-ann said...

You and your cars!!! I love the girlie squeal too. Only you, only you. ;)

Jaime Theler said...

Now *that's* a car. Suh-weet!! I want one, too!

(yeah, right)

There and back again...and again... said...

That car is so hot! The lines on it almost take my breath away! Is that weird? I am a huge fighter plane fan as well so no wonder I love it! Love ya, Terra

Deborah said...

Thanks everybody. Interesting that all of us are... girls. We know what looks good.