It costs less than we would have thought.
Chances are you probably forgot about the Lamborghini Reventon. We don't blame you. Whenever a company like Lamborghini builds a limited edition car that you will never be able to see, let alone afford, you tend to forget about them. Let us refresh your memory. The Reventon debuted back in 2008 and had a limited production run of 21 units. One of the 21 cars currently sits in a museum, so only 20 are truly available. Reventon means "small explosion" or "burst" in Spanish and the car features styling cues from a fighter plane.
It cost around $1.5 million when it was new and, looking back, that may have been a bit much. The car is mechanically identical to the Murcielago LP640. This means that power comes from a 6.5-liter V12 mated to a six-speed sequential e-gear transmission. The car had 650 horsepower and could hit 60 mph in 3.4 seconds. Although it was based on the Murcielago, the Reventon did have some unique features. The instrument panel, for example, is made up of three LCD displays that are housed in an aluminum block and protected by a carbon fiber casing. The car even has a G-meter display in the instrument cluster.
The interior of the Reventon features black leather and brown Alcantara, while the exterior is a flat-grey that gives it a menacing look. The Reventon may look very familiar to you because a lot of the styling made it to the Murcielago's replacement, the Aventador. When the Aventador was first revealed, we knew that it was special. Unfortunately the Aventador was so good that it didn't help the value of the limited edition Reventon. We mentioned earlier that the original price of the car was around $1.5 million, and you would expect that such an expensive car with such a limited run would be a great investment, right? Well, we found a Reventon for sale in the US, and you may be surprised at the asking price.
The car in question is currently being sold at Scottsdale Ferrari in Arizona. The asking price is $1,359,000, which is actually less than what the original owner paid for it. According to the Carfax, the car was originally purchased in Missouri, then shipped to California. From there it was exported to Canada and eventually brought back to the US. The last reported mileage was 612 as of September of this year. So, now that the car is back in the US is it worth buying? Even though only 20 Reventons exist for the public, we don't think that it has the same allure that the newest range of hypercars has. In fact, it looks like the Reventon isn't collectible at all.
The Reventon was pretty cool back in 2008, but the Aventador is better in every way. The Aventador has more power and costs less than one third of the price. Perhaps that's why the Reventon hasn't gained value like other hypercars. The Porsche 918, for example, was originally sold for less than $1 million, and now commands between $1.5 to $2 million. The LaFerrari has also skyrocketed in price at over $4 million (originally around $1.5 million). The LaFerrari and the 918 are each the pinnacle of Ferrari and Porsche, respectively, but the Reventon has quickly become overshadowed by several special edition models that are just cool bodies on top of standard Lamborghini models.
Salomondrin recently got his hands on a Lamborghini Reventon, and despite his love-hate relationship with the brand he came away loving it. If you have the money, and want something that is really special you may want to have a good look at it.