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A Project Report On Lamborghini Reventon Design

Submitted to: - Prof.Vivek Raina Submitted by: - Nita Ahir Roll no:-4

The Lamborghini Reventn has been entirely designed in SantAgata Bolognese, the original birthplace of the Lamborghini and the native home of every super car born under the sign of the bull. The design drawn up in Lamborghinis Centro Stile (Style Centre) is fine-tuned in close collaboration with the Lamborghini Research and Development Department. Thus, the Reventn is not only haute couture but it also stands out for its elevated dynamism whilst being entirely suitable for everyday use. The Lamborghini Reventn is not destined to remain a one-off. A total of 20 Lamborghini friends and collectors will be able to own this extraordinary car and, naturally, enjoy the incomparable pleasure of driving it. Although it is based on the Murcilago LP640, the exterior design of the Reventn is completely new. It represents the ultimate symbol of Lamborghinis philosophy of creating extreme super sports cars without compromise. Although sensuality and provocation characterize every Lamborghini, however, the Reventn is the most extreme of all, a true automotive superlative. "Our designers at the Lamborghini Style Centre took the technical base of the Murcilago LP640 and compressed and intensified its DNA, its genetic code, affirms Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. The name Reventn has been chosen according to Lamborghini tradition. Reventn was a fighting bull, owned by the Don Rodriguez family. It is included in the list of the most famous bulls ever and is known for killing the famed bullfighter Felix Guzman in 1943. Airplane inspiration "The present day Lamborghini models are distinguished by the clear language of their shape: sharp edges, precise lines and clean surfaces, which are ingredients of a style reduced to the essential. Each element is created exactly according to its function".

With the Reventn the Centro Stile designers have coherently developed this philosophy, inspired by another sphere where speed and dynamism reign absolute: modern aeronautics. This has created an extremely precise, technically striking style with a new vitality: interrupted lines and contorted surfaces create a fascinating play of light, giving the car incredible movement. Just like the Murcilago LP640, the exterior is made of CFC, a composite carbon fibre material, which is as stable as it is light. The exterior components are glued and fixed to the body comprised of CFC and steel. The front is characterized by the acute angle of the central arrow and by the powerful forwardfacing air intakes supply a large of volume of air, necessary to cool the carbon brake disks and the six cylinder callipers. In Lamborghinis 12-cylinders tradition, both doors on the Reventn open upwards. With their asymmetric configuration, the large air intakes below the doors provide an example of the extreme coherence with which a Lamborghini fulfills its function: on the drivers side it is large to increase the flow of oil to the radiator. On the passengers side of the vehicle, the air intake is flat because in this case, it only has to ensure the flow below the floor. The aerodynamically optimized flat floor structure terminates at the rear with a diffuser featuring an accentuated shape. This guarantees excellent road grip and stability even at 340 km per hour.


The engine hood is made of glass laminate with open ventilation slits that offers a glimpse of the twelve cylinders. The glass also features the marked arrow angle that characterises the design from the front to the rear spoiler. The Lamborghini designers love for detail is beautifully illustrated by the fuel tank lid: a small mechanical work of art, achieved by milling a solid aluminium block. The combination lights transform the incisiveness of the design into light: the front features the most modern light-emitting diodes alongside Bi-Xenon headlights. Seven LEDs ensure continuous daylight while there are a further nine diodes for the indicator and hazard lights.

Another technical innovation is found in the rear light LEDs. Because of the high temperature in the rear low 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. The 20 units of the Reventn will be painted with a new homonimous hue: a mid opaque green/grey without the usual shine. However, thanks to the metallic particles, in the daylight this colour tone features surprising depth. The specific wheels feature opaque carbon fins that are screwed onto the black aluminium spokes, creating a turbine effect and ensuring effective cooling for the ceramic brake disks.


The same innovative force applied to the exterior design characterises the cockpit of the Reventn. Designed and created using Alcantara, carbon, aluminium and leather that comply with the top quality standards, the interior is inspired by the next generation cockpits: just like in modern airplanes, the instruments comprise three TFT liquid crystal displays with innovative display modes. At the touch of a button, the driver can choose from two vehicle information display modes. The instruments are housed in a structure milled from a solid aluminium block, protected by a carbon fibre casing. The G-Force-Meter is also completely new: this display shows the dynamic drive forces, longitudinal acceleration during acceleration and braking, as well as transversal acceleration around bends. These forces are represented by the movement of an indicator on a graduated 3D grid depending on the direction and intensity of the acceleration. A similar instrument can be found in the airplanes. Formula One teams also use a similar device to analyse dynamic forces.

The instrument on the left of the speedometer associates the number of revolutions in the form of a luminous column with the display of the selected gear. Finally, every Reventn is equipped with a robotised e.gear controlled by two small levers under the steering wheel. By simply pressing a button, the driver can switch to the second, quasi-analogical display, where the classic circular instruments, speedometer and engine speed indicator are configured in an equally innovative way and transformed into luminous pilot lamps with varying colours. The GForce-Meter naturally remains at the centre in this display mode.

In-house developed electronic systems

All this is possible thanks to the fact that the entire electronic platform of the Reventn, together with all the control devices, has been autonomously developed by the Lamborghini experts.

The same process for integrating the electronic displays in the car was applied to the Lamborghini Engineering Department.

About the Lamborghini Centro Stile

The Reventon was entirely developed at SantAgata Bolognese: from CAD design and development, to the creation of the prototype in the Prototype Department. Inaugurated in 2004, the Centro Stile is dedicated to design and characterized by a high degree of efficiency: an atelier of creators, designers and prototype constructors, who encapsulate the Lamborghini culture and spirit by using their remarkable skills to create aesthetic innovation. The Centro Stile is located in a 2,900 square two-storey building. The large pavilion houses two test floors and related production and analysis equipment, while other rooms are set aside for the most advanced computerised workstations for designers and a style-model construction workshop. The Centro Stile is also closely linked to the nearby Engineering Department: the direct line between the Lamborghini development departments guarantees that ideas rapidly become reality. The Lamborghini Reventn is a practical illustration of the streamlined functionality and efficiency characterising the Centro Stile: it took less than a year to progress from the first ideas to the finished car. The complete design process from the first sketches on paper, to three dimensional computer models with 1:10 or 1:4 scale, right up to the real size prototype is organised around streamlined, fast, efficient work groups. Thanks to the Centro Stile, for the first time in its history, Lamborghini is now able to create its own style philosophy in-house without having to rely on any external collaboration. The 20 units will be manufactured in SantAgata, using a production process characterised by expert cfraftmanship and rigorous quality standards.

Lamborghini Reventon Technical Features

The technoloy derives from the Murcilago LP640 with no major modifications: the engine is the classic twelve-cylinder engine with 6.5 litre displacement, tuned to deliver 650 HP (478 kW) at 8,000 rpm and a max torqu of 660 Nm. Technical highlights include the robotised e.gear and the permanent Viscous Traction four-wheel drive system. As in the original Murcilago LP640, the Reventn accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.4 seconds, with a maximum speed over 340 km/h.

Lamborghini Reventn Technical data

DIMENSIONS Wheelbase Total length Total width Total height Dry weight (no fuel and no liquids) Front trackwidth Rear trackwidth Front overhang Rear overhang Maximum overall width with external rear-view mirrors 2215 mm (87.20 in) 2665 mm (104.92 in) 4700 mm (185.04 in) 2058 mm (81.02 in) 1135 mm (44.69 in) 1665 kg (3670.7 lb) 1635 mm (64.37 in) 1695 mm (66.73 in) 1080 mm (42.52 in) 955 mm (37.60 in)

PERFORMANCES Top speed Acceleration 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph)

340 km/h (211.3 mph) 3.4 s (before: 3.8 s)

ENGINE Type Bore and stroke Displacement Compression ratio Maximum power Maximum torque Engine position in vehicle Cylinder heads and engine block

12 cylinders at 60 88 mm x 89 mm (3.46 in x 3.50 in) 6496 cc (396.41 in3) (11 0.2):1 650 HP (478 kW) at 8000 rpm (guaranteed through the engine selection) 660 Nm (487 lb-ft) at 6000 rpm Longitudinal central-rear Aluminium

Intake system

Variable geometry with 3 operating modes

Other Technical Features

Frame: High strength tubular steel structure with carbon fibre components Bodywork: In carbon fibre, except roof and door external panels (steel) Wheels and tyres: Front 245/35 ZR 18 Rear 335/30 ZR 18 Transmission: Permanent all-wheel drive with Viscous Traction system Gearbox: 6-speed mechanical gearbox Transmission ratios Brakes: 4 self-ventilated rotors with pedal control, hydraulic transmission with dual ABS antilock device + DRP function. Suspension: 4-wheel independent articulated quadrilateral system. Hydraulic shock absorbers

independent circuits, one for each axle with vacuum servo.

and coaxial coil springs. Suspension with dual front and rear struts, antiroll, antidive and antisquat bar.

Combined consumption (according to DIR 1999/100/CE): 21,3 l/100 km CO2 emissions: 495 g/km

How the Lamborghini Reventon Works

Lamborghini claims that the Reventon is the most powerful -- and the most expensive -- model it's made yet.

Automakers often turn to airplaneswhen working out designs for a new car. Both airplanes and vehicles need to be aerodynamic if they're going to perform well, whether in the air or on the road. The auto industry, especially companies that make fast sports cars, is starting to use the same materials out of which airplanes are manufactured. Carbon fiber and fiberglass composites, used for wings and other structural elements on planes, can help make the bodies of cars stronger and lighter at the same time. This also means faster performance (because of less weight) and better crash safety. But what if someone went one step further, designing both the interior and exterior of a car after not just an airplane, but a fighter jet like theF-15 or the F/A-22 Raptor? That's exactly what Lamborghini, the maker of some of the most powerful and recognizable sports cars in the world, is doing with its newest model, the Lamborghini Reventon. Everything from the arrow-shaped

design of the Reventon's body to the interior console finds inspiration from some of the military's most powerful flying machines, right down to the air intakes. If you're a Lamborghini fan, the Reventon is the ultimate. Think of it as the extra-special limitededition extended-cut DVD box set of your favorite movie. Unfortunately, there's a catch -- the car costs $1.4 million, and the company only made 20 of them. On top of that, they're already sold out. The Reventon is also the ultimate in exclusivity, the most expensive Lamborghini to date, so don't expect to see one on display at your local showroom. Still, it doesn't really hurt to rest your elbow on your desk, place your chin in your hand and gaze fondly at the Reventon's shiny, Grey Barra hue -- a completely new color specially developed by the designers at Lamborghini -- while reading about specifications and the supercar's unique modifications.

The Murcielago LP640, the Reventon's less expensive cousin. The Lamborghini Reventon at the 2007 International Auto Show in Frankfurt, Germany.

Reventon Specs

The Murcielago LP640, the Reventon's less expensive cousin. The Lamborghini Reventon at the 2007 International Auto Show in Frankfurt, Germany.

The Reventon isn't exactly a completely new car. Although the look, feel and price tag of this particular Lamborghini are unique, its basic qualities actually stem from an earlier car, theMurcielago LP640. This has disappointed a few enthusiasts following Lamborghini's efforts -some argue that the Reventon is simply a hyper-expensive version of the Murcielago model, without many changes aside from a few superfluous bells and whistles. The technology in the Murcielago includes a V12, 640-horsepowerengine -- it can accelerate from 0-60 miles per hour in 3.4 seconds and achieve speeds of 211 mph (339 km/h). Information in the press releases for the Reventon appears to vary, but the supercar looks to perform at about the same level as the Murcielago. Only the horsepower listing changes, increasing slightly to 650 hp. The base cost of the LP640 is around $280,000, so those paying the extra $1.2 million for the Reventon better really want their cars to look like fighter jets. The exterior design of the Reventon does manage to set it apart slightly from the Murcielago before it. Although the dimensions and proportions are similar, small touches like the arrowshaped hood and the air intakes on the front give the Reventon its earthbound fighter jet look. The intakes aren't just for show, either -- an increased amount of air flow is necessary to cool the Reventon's carbon disc brakes and six-cylinder calipers (the parts that squeeze brake pads against a car's wheel). The hood of the car is also made of glass laminate, and, like the Murcielago, the body of the Reventon is made of a carbon fiber composite (CFC), making it strong yet light.

The exterior light system is one of the Reventon's technological innovations, as the car is fitted with bi-xenon headlights and a series of light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, for the indicator and hazard lights. The rear LEDs are the most impressive feat, however. They're located near the car's exhaust system, and an engine performing at 640 hp will produce a lot of heat -- up to 120 degrees, according to Lamborghini. In order to make rear LED lights possible, Lamborghini developed special heat-resistant LEDs to sustain the high temperatures coming from the Reventon's tailpipe.

With the Reventon, Lamborghini continues its tradition of naming models after infamous bulls from bullfighting history -- usually ones that happened to slay skilled matadors in the ring. Lamborghini CEO Stephen Winkelmann has explained that the Reventon is named after the same bull that gored well-known matador Felix Guzman in 1943. Reventon also happens to be Spanish for "explosion," which is most likely a fitting nod to the supercar's powerful engine. Another definition can refer to a "flat tire," but we're pretty sure Lamborghini doesn't highlight that in its press release.

Step inside the Reventon -- just try your hardest not to act like a fighter pilot on the road, as carbon fiber composite bodies are fairly expensive to repair.

Inside the Reventon

Once you open the doors of the Reventon -- which open upward, like all Lamborghini models since the 1974 Countach -- and step inside, you'll feel even more like a fighter pilot. The press releases even refer to the interior as "the cockpit," so Lamborghini makes its efforts extremely clear once you're sitting in the driver's seat.

Most of the inside is "army green," further conveying that militaristic feel, but the console seals the deal. The display screens behind the driver's wheel consist of thin film transistor (TFT) liquid crystal, the same material used for LCD monitors, televisions and -- surprise! -- airplane instrument displays. Set in a mold carved from a solid block of aluminum, the instrument console offers three variations of vehicle information display modes. The highlight of these instruments is the new G-Force-Meter, which reads off statistics such as longitudinal acceleration (the forces you feel when accelerating forward or braking) and transversal acceleration (the force you feel when you drive around a bend in the road). Airplanes and Formula One racing cars use the same kind of technology.
The Reventon's Grey Barra hue paint is a completely new color specially developed by the designers at Lamborghini.

So is the Reventon really worth such a hefty price? Although the aerodynamic, eye-catching design is difficult to condemn, the been-there-done-that specifications from the Murcielago and the interior gadgets make it seem more like a flight school fanboy's toy than an entirely unique supercar. People have even raised environmental concerns. During the Reventon's exhibition at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show, some criticized Lamborghini's ignorance of the show's environmental agenda -- among several cars (such as Toyota's iQ Car) attempting to battle engineefficiency, space and global warming in general, the Reventon did nothing but show off its incredible power and ability to burn high-octane gasoline. Either way, the Reventon is sure to be seen as some kind of work of art -- most likely due to its extreme rarity.