Monterey

Portola Hotel & Spa
13 - 15 August 2015
Lot 115

2008 Lamborghini Reventón

The Pinnacle Portfolio: A Rare Collective of Automotive Distinction

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$1,375,000 USD | Sold

United States | Monterey, California

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Chassis No.
ZHWBU77S08LA03269
Serial No.
07/20
  • The car that heralded Lamborghini's introduction into the ultra-exclusive limited-production supercar market
  • The seventh of twenty examples produced
  • Less than 900 miles from new
  • A hugely desirable limited-production V-12 Lamborghini with jet age styling
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650 bhp, 6,496 cc DOHC 60-degree V-12 engine, six-speed, single-clutch, paddle-shift mechanical transmission, four-wheel independent suspension with hydraulic shock absorbers and coaxial coil springs, and four-wheel ventilated disc brakes with ABS. Wheelbase: 104.9 in.

Addendum: Please note that due to the low mileage on this vehicle the successful California buyer would need to accumulate the necessary mileage to complete a drive cycle to reset the computer for an emission test.

Despite our strongest desires, not all of us can be fighter pilots. Not all of us can rocket through the skies at the speed of sound, pull turns at four or five times the force of gravity, and touch the limits of earth’s atmosphere from one of the most technologically advanced machines ever built by man.

But for those looking to experience similar thrills, albeit on four wheels, the obvious choice would be the Lamborghini Reventón. The example presented here, the seventh of just twenty examples built, is surely one of the finest of its breed—a motor car exciting enough to thrill any fighter pilot when on terra firma.

Upon its introduction, the Reventón was the most extreme, exclusive, and expensive vehicle the company had ever produced, which is a bold statement for a company known for making extreme, exclusive, and expensive automobiles. However, it was instantly clear that the Reventón would live up to all of its promises. Just like the Miura, Countach, and Diablo before it, the Reventón coupled world-class performance with revolutionary aesthetics, as only Lamborghini could do.

The results truly speak for themselves, and the Reventón carries a style and mystique all its own. It was fitted with Lamborghini’s brilliant 6.4-liter V-12 engine, and its bodywork was completely new, helping push Lamborghini’s design language to new heights. The sharp angles in its bodywork and its flat grey color were styled after modern fighter jets, to give the car an incredible presence on the road. Slide into the driver’s seat, past Lamborghini’s distinctive scissor doors, and it’s clear that the extreme theme carries through to the interior as well. The driver is met with three TFT liquid crystal displays that can be changed at the touch of a button from the classic circular instruments to a display that has more in common with that of an F-22 than an automobile. The exhaust note of Lamborghini’s 6.4-litre V-12, an engine which can trace its roots back to the V-12 in the Miura, keeps up with the car’s menacing appearance and creates a distinctive growl, which is funneled through its large, centrally mounted, singular exhaust pipe.

All 20 Reventóns produced (plus one for the factory museum) were finished in the same color combination: a flat grey with a slight hint of green and mild metallic flakes and an interior swathed in military-green alcantara, black leather, aluminum, and carbon fiber. Although it retains all the creature comforts expected in such an exclusive automobile, the Reventón’s interior exudes a more focused and precise feeling than any of its peers from Sant’Agata. Appropriately, only Lamborghini’s most loyal customers were afforded the opportunity to purchase a Reventón, at a price of $1,500,000. All 20 examples were spoken for before the car was announced.

This example was originally delivered to Lamborghini Dallas and sold new to its first owner, Erich Spangenburg, a Lamborghini collector and resident of Dallas. Mr. Spangenburg only kept the car for a brief period, and it was subsequently acquired by the present owner. Today, it remains in virtually as-new condition and the odometer reads less than 900 miles since new. As a result, the Reventón shows very few signs of wear both inside and out. It is accompanied by its proper set of manuals with Reventón supplement, a copy of its window sticker, additional manuals, and a remote for the car’s Kenwood stereo.

For Lamborghini, it served as a striking halo car, both pleasing its best clients and drawing new fans and enthusiasts to the brand with its incredible presence and performance. As the Reventón was limited to only 20 examples, it is not only much rarer than its production sibling but also infinitely more desirable, representing the pinnacle of Lamborghini’s design language at the time.

This Reventón is in flawless condition and would be an ideal acquisition for the discerning Lamborghini collector seeking one of the rarest and most sought-after modern Lamborghinis in existence. It would also be equally suitable for the enthusiast looking to experience the thrill of a fighter jet for the street.