Think it’s easy being Lamborghini? When the Gallardo and Murcielago are your “regular” production cars, imagine the challenge of having to design a hyper-exotic. When the Reventon coupe debuted in Frankfurst in 2007, Lamborghini nailed it. Over the top? You bet, but it had to be. Two years later, Lambo also chose Frankfurt to show the new Reventon Roadster, a car Lamborghini calls “the most extreme car in the history of the brand”.
The Roadster borrows its engine from the Murcielago LP670-4 meaning you get a 6.5L V-12 belting out a healthy 670hp. Lamborghini claims 0-62mph in 3.4 seconds, and a top speed of 205mph. The Roadster is all-wheel drive, and the only available transmission will be the 6-speed e.gear. The Reventon was so stiff little reinforcement was needed, so the Roadster weighs only 55lbs more than the hardtop-in comparison, a Ford Mustang convertible weighs 132lbs more than the coupe. The Reventon Roadster does not come cheap at a price of $1.6 million USD, but with total production set at “under twenty cars” Lamborghini should have no trouble finding buyers.