The Reventon's carbon fiber bodywork is all-new and aeronautically inspired. That explains the pointed beak up front that's flanked by a pair of gaping intakes that swallow air in gulps to cool the brakes. Given the look of the car, you could probably tell people they're feeding a Pratt & Whitney mounded aft of the passenger compartment and they'd believe you as long as you kept a straight face. In fact, the expected handbuilt V12 resides in that spot, proudly displayed under angled & vented glass panels that look like reptile scales from above.
Up front, Lambo combines LEDs and Xenon headlamps to create a lighting effect essentially equal to turning on the sun, and in back, the highly-styled taillamps are illuminated by specially developed heatproof LEDs. The cars are coated in a new paint color called Grey Barra that's unique to Reventon, and the black wheels are accented with carbon-fiber inserts.
Climbing in through the scissor doors reveals a cockpit awash in every expensive material imaginable -- leather, carbon fiber, Alcantara, etc. -- and highlighted by a digital multifuntion display in lieu of analog instrumentation. A modern, road-shaped readout on the left displays speed and engine revs. To its right, the driver looks at an airplane-style g-meter. If the Reventon's pilot is more comfortable with instrumentation that doesn't look like it could be used to assault the Death Star, he can switch the display to a traditional mode that features round gauges. The virtual needle on that virtual speedometer moves from the number 0 to the number 62 in a scant 3.4 seconds and doesn't stop moving until it hits the number 211.
Is the Reventon excessive? Yes, in every way. And if we had a million bucks to lay down on a car, we'd be looking to snag one, too.
Lamborghini's press release follows below. For pictures of Monday's live reveal, head over to Straightline. We'll have our own live shots and impressions for you from our guys on the ground tomorrow.