Ciro Pabón wrote:
Reventón? Bull names?
"Reventón" means "tyre puncture" in spanish. Funny, I guess they don't have many spanish speaker customers (or publicists).
People do tend
to find it hard to invent names for cars that aren't insulting or stupid in any language. And generally come up with names that mean nothing and are still ridiculous. This Lambo will join the subcategory of "Spanish mishaps" with such well thought out predecessors as Chevy Nova (the sales certainly "went" nowhere) and Mitsubishi P****o (... erm, on a quick second thought, Shogun).
As to the Reventón itself, my first impression isn't altogether positive. The design marries two things, "stealth" shapes and Lamborghini design memes, and that just isn't necessary. It also irks me when people say something is inspired by "nature" ... the last I checked, everything we do happens according to natural laws, thus being inspired by nature says absolutely nothing 95% of the time (and I do notice when it does mean something). The trouble with assessing supercars, though, is that they're not sensible to begin with. So, either you don't like supercars, period, or apply a different standard altogether. And there's not a whole lot "necessary" to deciding to manufacture or to own a supercar.
This is supposed to be some kind of a flagship for Lamborghini for some time to come. OK, it relates well to the other models, it's easily recognisable as a Lambo. Beyond that, I don't quite know what it stands for. Exclusivity? That might seal the deal for some, I tend to buy the things I find appealing whether they're produced by order alone or by the millions, so that argument alone doesn't work for me. If a supercar isn't superbly beautiful, it should at least be divisive ... but at least for now, I feel a bit indifferent towards the Reventón.
But it's a very nice thing to marvel at anyway, and the ideas within are worth a look. Clearly there's been a lot of design talent involved in making it happen and I hope it's a good ride, too. I don't know why it had to be stated that the angular shapes are "stealthy" or whatever, the idea could've been developed without that reference. Contemporary stealth shapes are more flowing anyway.