The Lamborghini Reventon is a mid-engine sports car debuted at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show. It is the most powerful and expensive Lamborghini road car to date, costing one million euros. Only 21 Reventons were produced, 20 released to the public and one produced for the Lamborghini Museum. Though the interior and exterior styling inspired by stealth fighters such as the F-22 Raptor the mechanical elements (including the engine) are sourced directly from the Murcielago LP640. Its massive 6.5liter V12 engine produces a staggering 640bhp which enable it to accelerate from 0 to 60mph in 3.3 secs and reach a top speed of 211mph.
Reventons are exotic, yes but in diecast model world it isn’t. Reventon is very popular with diecast collectors and there is Reventon for every collector. To satisfy the budget consent collector there is Bburago, then for premium collectors there is AUTOart making this exotic beauty and for serious hardcore collectors there is (hand made) MR collection models that released the Reventons even in white and yellow colors in limited numbers. The Reventon which I have is made by Bburago in 1:18 scale, very satisfactory for me as the quality is good and feels kind of premium in your hand.
The matt finished surface is nice and gives this model a unique touch not the mention this charcoal shade. The overall body is slick, smooth and all the sharp angular parts are put together nicely. The headlamp is awesome so as the air dam. The Lamborghini logo is precise, smudge free and scaled very well go along with the rest of the body. Being a budget model it has its flaws in the form of excess gaps and slightly misaligned body parts but they are visible only to eagle-eyed collectors.
The stance just shouts one word “LAMBORGHINI”. Slick body word, aero dynamic rooflines, low profile tires and Reventon exclusive raptor style sharp edges which serves both aesthetically and to enhance performance. The alloys wheels in glossy black enhance the purposeful stance and the small yet sharp Lamborghini logo is a classy touch.
The trademark scissor doors are awesome. The hinge mechanism is almost invisible which makes this scale model beautiful even with the doors opened. The door upholstery is nicely done as well, thanks to the dual tone finish. The alignment is also nice that’s why I have too many shots of the car with doors opened.
The seats are also given maximum emphasis; the shape is superb, dual texture is nice and addition of the Lamborghini logo in the headrest is a spot-on. The seat belts are missing though.
The interiors looks plasticky but the dual tone treatment gives in some relief to eyes. Steering is nice in terms of shape and dimension but the missing logo is set back. The chrome paddles are too big and the paddle shifters are kept away from the steering wheels, even the air con vents are fully shut and the center instrument console is blunt and boring.
The engine bay is cleaver and carbon fiber surrounding is very nice. Being a all black, all covered engine the diecaster has done his best to show details and to some extend has succeeded in the attempt.
As with all the Lamborghinis the rear end is nothing but minimal. The tails lamps treatement is outlandish and Bburago should get a mentioning here for using translucent material. The rear stoplight is also bright and nicely textured. The license plate with “CENTRO STILE” is very interesting. Altogether a very nice model to enhance my never-ending Lamborghini collection. Keep up the good work Bburago.