Even though Lamborghini will only produce 20 units of the Lamborghini Reventon, all which have been sold out, it seems the Italian auto maker really wants to show off the car’s talents.
Recently at the Ghedi military airport base, an official Lamborghini test driver went to face-to-face in a Reventon against a Tornado A200-A jet fighter. At first the Reventon took the lead, but the Tornado caught up in the last few meters, taking over the Reventon which was traveling at speeds of over 211 mph.
Inspired by the F22 Raptor fighter jet itself, the Lamborghini Reventon is powered by a 6.5 liter V12 engine that produces 640 horsepower. The Lamborghini Reventon goes from 0 to 62 mph in just 3.4 seconds. Lamborghini will produce and sell all 20 units in early 2008.
Lamborghini Reventon Takes on Tornado Gallery:
Lamborghini Reventon Gallery:
LAMBORGHINI REVENTÃ“N TAKES ON A TORNADO
Sant’Agata Bolognese – November 23, 2007
The Ghedi (Brescia) military airport was the setting this week for an extraordinary acceleration race between a Tornado aircraft [A200-A] provided by the airbase, and the Lamborghini ReventÃ³n driven by an official Lamborghini test driver.
The fighter pilot and the Lamborghini test driver challenged each other on the 3000 m-long runway.
The ReventÃ³n took the lead in the first leg of the race, but the Tornado caught up in the last few metres, taking off and flying over the ReventÃ³n that was going at a speed of over 340 km/h.
The Ghedi military base was chosen as the venue at which to present the Lamborghini super car to international TV networks. The ideal environment in which to emphasise the ReventÃ³n’s aeronautic styling, the airbase was made available to Lamborghini by General Carlo Landi of the Fifth Department of the Stato Maggiore dell A.M, and Colonel Aurelio of the Sixth Formation.
The ReventÃ³n’s design ““ entirely designed by the Centro Stile Lamborghini and perfected down to the finest detail in close collaboration with Lamborghini’s R and D management – drew its inspiration from the world’s fastest aircraft in modern aviation. It is from this heritage that the ReventÃ³n has drawn its extremely precise, technically impressive style with sharp edges, exact lines and clean surfaces, along with its exclusive new matte grey-green exterior colour.
There are only 20 ReventÃ³n cars available, each with a price tag of 1 million euros plus taxes. All are already sold and will be built and delivered in 2008.
The Lamborghini ReventÃ³n, officially presented to the public at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, also won the “Most Beautiful Automobile in the World 2007” award this month in the special models category, and is destined to become a new legend in the fascinating history of the House of the Raging Bull.
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