Wait, aren't limited-edition supercars supposed to be worth more as the years go by?
Limited edition supercars are supposed to gain value over time, not lose it. Nobody told that to the Lamborghini Reventon. Only 21 were made, one of which lives in Lamborghini’s factory museum. The other 20 were all sold for $1.5 million. The Reventon made its debut in 2007 and in the almost 10 years that have passed it has depreciated in value ever so slightly. We know this because RM Sotheby’s is offering one for auction next month in Arizona. The sell price is expected to fall between $1,000,000 and $1,400,000.
On the extreme end, as in if the car only fetches $1 million, this Reventon will have lost 33% of its value. That’d be a shame as this model is No. 3 of 20 and has under 1,000 miles on it. That nearly pristine condition isn’t enough to help its value, though. So what gives? Well, the main problem is that it’s not all that different from the Murcielago which it’s based on. Both share a 6.5-liter V12 engine, although the Reventon gets the more powerful tune. It makes 650 horsepower, just 10 more ponies than the Murcielago. While the engine is mostly the same the styling is vastly different, with the F-22 Raptor providing the inspiration for the exterior and interior designs. It looks like a fighter jet on four wheels, but that hasn’t been enough in the eyes of collectors.
Since this is an auction the price should be on the upper end of the estimated range, although we doubt this lot will get even close to selling for more than its original asking price. We recently found a Reventon for sale in Scottsdale, Arizona, for $1,395,000. That car had less miles than this one, with just 612 on the clock. We’ll be keeping an eye on this sale to see if the price of the Reventon falls even further.