This by far is the most aggressive looking piece of automobile I ever saw. Definitely not ↵steampunk, but a cyberpunk-worthy folly—a car with a basic price tag reading one million Euros, without tax still, and I do not want to know, how much of fuel it digests while covering 100 kilometres—in twenty minutes that is. But let us not discuss this issues now—there is nothing to discuss at all in this respect, in my opinion, because it is obvious that this beast called the Lamborghini “Reventón” simply is an insanity of which only 20 pieces will be manufactured. That settled, now let’s talk æsthetics and design.
Three years ago Lamborghini presented the ↑Concept S, which I back then associated with the ↵history of the Batmobile. With the now revealed “Reventón” they again created a car worthy to be driven by the Dark Knight. This time they completely revived the “aztec architecture” of the legendary “↑Countach“, of which the thing to be seen above is yet another reincarnation.
Just a dash of my crooked thinking: The much quoted, and quite obvious, inspiration the designers harvested from stealth airplanes—fighter jets like the “↑F-22 Raptor“ or ground attack aircrafts like the “↑F-117 Nighthawk“ (above)—makes it easier for both, 3D-artists specializing in low polycount modeling, and for ↵origami artists, to make naturalistic renditions of the “Reventón”. By the way, it is not the first so-called “supercar” of which its designers say that it was inspired by military aircraft.
Word has it, that the 1980 prototype concept car “↑Vector W2“, and its production (1989-1993) successor, the “↑W8“, plus some occult successors more, manufactured by a row of companies owned by ↑Gerald Wiegert were inspired by the “↑F-16 Fighting Falcon“ and/or “↑F-18 Hornet“. The latest installment, the “WX8” prototype, was presented at the 2007 Los Angeles Auto Show alongside a poster showing the car in front of a “F-22”: