All photos by Paul Miller unless otherwise noted
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We love sports cars here at Bullz-Eye.com, and this will be the first installment in an ongoing series of profiles of some of the world's top exotic cars along with some classic muscle cars.
The 2010 Lamborghini Murciélago Reventon Roadster is a special conversion option offered by Rev-Air of West Palm Beach, Florida. By utilizing the modern day 2010 Lamborghini Murciélago Roadster, and by supplying it with exact replicas of the limited production Reventon options from Lamborghini, Rev-Air has created a rare masterpiece – a custom Reventon roadster.
The Murciélago Roadster was introduced in 2004 as a 2005 model. Lambo designers cited the B-2 stealth bomber as their inspiration for the roadster's revised rear pillars and engine cover, and that inspiration comes across in the photos of this supercar. The hard top coupe version on the limited production Reventon model has never been seen as a roadster, until now.
This never-before-seen creation has never been seen before - an exotic custom conversion genius out of Rev-Air. A sign on the windshield header of the Murciélago advises the driver not to exceed 100 mph with the cloth top in place. Rev-Air thus created a removable hard top, all in ultra-light-weight carbon fiber, to better complement the entire ensemble and allow his creation to achieve its ultimate top speed. (Learn more about the carbon fiber hard top at Rev-Air.com)
We shot this spectacular supercar in a studio in West Palm Beach, and we invited the lovely Brittany Myers (below) to take part in the shoot. Brittany brought along some checkered flag swimsuits that perfectly complemented the automobile.
As you can see from the photos, the Murciélago is exceptionally low, with its roof being just four feet off the ground. The rear differential is uni-body constructed and integrated into the engine unit, and the four-wheel drive set-up supplies unreal grip, high g force cornering and traction. Power is sent to the wheels through a six-speed "paddle shift" e gear set-up. The Murciélago has independent double-wishbone suspension and a combination of carbon-fiber and steel bodywork.
One of my favorite features has the rear spoiler and the air scoops integrated into the car's shoulders. These are activated electromechanically, folding out from the body at high speeds to aid aerodynamic performance and provide additional engine cooling. The 6.8 L V12 engine in this Lambo produces just under 580 HP, launching this Italian rocket from 0-60 mph in 3.8 seconds. The Murciélago also features scissor doors, a classic exotic car feature that we highlighted in many of the photographs.
We were blown away by this custom Lamborghini and we're grateful for the opportunity to capture some great photographs. Look for more fresh new creations in future profiles! Special thanks go out to Byron Hunsberger for all his logistical support!
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