Lamborghini Convertible

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May 28, 2012
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Lamborghini Convertible

Newport Convertible Engineering – NCE will design and engineer your Lamborghini to a Lamborghini Convertible.

European super sport convertible by NCE, Lamborghini Convertible.

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Newport Convertible Engineering has announced that It will produce limited productions of Lamborghini Convertible and It will distribute through selected Lamborghini dealerships worldwide.
By NCE Press release

The Lamborghini Reventón (Spanish pronunciation: [reβenˈton]) is a mid-engine sports car that debuted at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show. It is the most expensive Lamborghini road car to date, costing two million dollars (~1.5 million, or ~£840,000).[1] Its top recorded speed was recorded in DubaiUAE at 356 kilometres per hour (221.2 mph). The official press release stated that only 20 vehicles would be sold to the public,[2] with one additional car (marked as 0/20) produced for the Lamborghini Museum. Although early rumors indicated the total number would actually be 100, each Reventón is clearly stamped with its number in the sequence of 20 between the driver’s and passenger’s seats.

Despite the exterior being new, almost all the mechanical elements (including the engine) are sourced directly from the Murciélago LP640. According to the official press release, the Reventón exterior styling was inspired by “the fastest airplanes”.[7] To emphasize this, Lamborghini staged a race between a Reventón and a Panavia Tornado fighter plane on a 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) long runway. The Reventón was in the lead for most of the race, but the Tornado caught up “in the last few feet” of the race.

Name

The Reventón is named for a fighting bull, in line with Lamborghini tradition. The bull, raised by the Don Heriberto Rodríguez family, was best known for killing famed Mexican bullfighter Félix Guzmán in 1943. Reventón means “Small Explosion” or “burst” in Spanish, when used as a noun. In the vernacular, it is also used to define a very large party or a night in town. In automotive terms, it means “blowout, flat tire” when used as a noun. When it was used as the name of a bull, however, it was intended to be interpreted as an adjective, a quality or property of that bull in particular. In this last sense, Reventón means “he who seems to be about to burst”.

Overview

Rear view of the Lamborghini Reventón.

Interior

The instrument panel in the Reventón comprises three TFT liquid crystal displays (LCDs) with two different display modes. The instruments are housed in a structure milled from a solid aluminium block, protected by a carbon fiber casing. The car’s instrumentation includes a “G-Force-Meter” which displays the magnitude and direction of the g-forces acting upon the car. The seats of the Reventón are black leather and brown Alcantara.

Exterior

The Reventón features an all-new carbon fiber exterior. All Reventóns have the same exterior color, described as “mid opaque grey without the usual shine.”

Lamborghini has also picked up some of parent company Audi‘s design language. It is the first Lamborghini to incorporate daylight running lights into the headlamps. Seven light-emitting diodes (LEDs) at each headlamp flank the bi-Xenon main beam and stay lit whenever the car is in movement. Due to the high temperatures in the rear lower part of the car, special heatproof LEDs are used for the indicator and hazard lights, stoplights and rear lights with a triple arrow optical effect.

Production

The first car went to Lamborghini of Las Vegas, and was allegedly sold to Khalid Abdul Rahim of Bahrain.

On November 21, 2008, Lamborghini announced the delivery of the last Lamborghini Reventón to a British customer of the official Midlands dealer, Lamborghini Birmingham. However, CarsUK’s later report disputed the official claim, and revealed that the car #20 was delivered to Lamborghini Houston, as were two other cars. Known owners

Of the original 20 coupes, 11 were delivered to the United States, 7 to Europe and 2 to Asia.

Confirmed owners are Rahim (see above), Chechen president Ramzan Kadyrov[21][22] and Michigan car collector Ken Lingenfelter (#12 of 20). Jay Leno purchased #7 of 20, though he is not the original owner of the car. Hugh McAuley was the original owner of #2 of 20, but immediately sold his through a Lamborghini dealership that he owns.

Other rumored owners include businessmen Don Wallace and Jorge Wolf of Florida (Wolf is also the owner of the 3,000th Lamborghini Murcielago, which was delivered to him by Lamborghini’s CEO Stephan Winkelmann), Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi and an unnamed prince in the House of Saud.

Reventón Roadster

The Reventón Roadster

A roadster version of the vehicle was unveiled at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show. The car would use the engine from the Murciélago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce. Autocar has since published a report, in July 2009, saying that potential buyers have been shown the car–although a Lamborghini spokesman told the publication that reports of the car were “just speculation”.[27] Production was set for a run of 15 units, with a MSRP of €1,100,000.The Reventón Roadster has a slightly lower top speed than the Reventón, its top speed is 205 mph and it takes just 3.3s to reach 62 mph.

Owners include Aaron Kwok and Ralph Lauren.

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