Gilding the Lily: Another Supercar Reveal
Lamborghini unveils Reventon Roadster ahead of Frankfurt schedule
The scoop on the new drop-top (following the coupe's debut two years after the 2007 Frankfurt show): Only 20 of the machines will be made next year, at a cost of $1.67 million each; that buys you, at the very least, the same massive 6.7-liter V12 engine found under the hood of the Murcielago.
Funny aside: About two years ago I got a desperate call from the Web editor of Popular Science; she said, essentially, that one of her car writers assigned to the Reventon press reveal had to duck out, and could she put me on a plane to Italy that afternoon in order to test-drive the new Lambo the next day? Sadly, I was on deadline for another project, and had to decline (despite every instinct telling me I should drop the conflicting assignment). I've regretted it ever since. The moral of the story is: Never say no to someone offering you a free trip to Italy to drive the newest supercar from Lamborghini.
(Photo courtesy of Autoweek)
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