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Limited production of 10. Price: 1,6 million €. Breathtaking short promotion movie.

And, of course, it's matt.

Lamborghini Reventon Roadster.


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gorkabear
Sep. 22nd, 2009 01:43 pm (UTC)
What this car doesn't have is a proper name.
Let me ellaborate.

Lamborghini usually uses names of bulls used in Spanish corridas de toros (except the Countach). Miura, for instance, is a long-time dinasty of bull farmers, Gallardo (handsome) was also a great name.

But Reventón, although a bull name, and also a type of crimson, is the situation when your tire blows up while driving
http://buscon.rae.es/draeI/SrvltConsulta?TIPO_BUS=3&LEMA=rebentar

This adds to the (in)famous Mitsu Pajero (wanker), Nissan Moco (mucus), Mazda Laputa (theWhore) and Nissan Pixo (I piss).
paterson_si
Sep. 22nd, 2009 01:52 pm (UTC)
Oh... a gap in you knowledge...

The Reventón is named after a fighting bull in keeping with Lamborghini tradition. The bull, raised by the don Heriberto Rodríguez family, was best known for killing famed bullfighter Félix Guzmán in 1943.

But....


Reventón means "explosion" or "burst" in Spanish, when used as a noun. In the vernacular, it is also used to define a very large party or a night on the town. It's commonly said "vámonos de reventón", which means "let's go party tonight." In automotive terms, it means "blowout, flat tire" when used as a noun. When it was used as the name of a bull, however, it was intended to be interpreted as an adjective, a quality or property of that bull in particular. In this last sense, Reventón means "he who seems to be about to burst".

So, it's generally still a nice sounding bull's name for non-Spanish speaking part of the World. :) I like other examples of mis-names you mentioned. :))))))

Edited at 2009-09-22 01:54 pm (UTC)
gorkabear
Sep. 22nd, 2009 08:22 pm (UTC)
Mmm... I make mistakes but my version was the same, albeit much smaller.
Seriously, it's no fun having a "reventón" when running on the autobahn. And please, just e-mail the guys in marketing in Spain to check the names
paterson_si
Sep. 22nd, 2009 08:30 pm (UTC)
Speaking of odd names.

Ford Kuga.

kúga (med.) plague, pestilence.
gorkabear
Sep. 23rd, 2009 06:49 am (UTC)
Hahahahahhaahah
Great!
paterson_si
Sep. 23rd, 2009 09:46 am (UTC)
It made me open my eyes a little. :)
aadroma
Sep. 22nd, 2009 03:08 pm (UTC)
Now that's just a gorgeous car!
paterson_si
Sep. 22nd, 2009 06:42 pm (UTC)
It's magnificent. A true figther plane. :)
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paterson_si
Sep. 22nd, 2009 06:42 pm (UTC)
Promo is amazing.

Gah, you really are conservative. :) Times have changed, you know. ;)
bygbrat
Sep. 22nd, 2009 05:14 pm (UTC)
the non-chosen ones like a lot!!! but now i need to get rid of my pajero. LOL
paterson_si
Sep. 22nd, 2009 06:43 pm (UTC)
The Wanker car? :)
squirreltot
Sep. 23rd, 2009 01:37 am (UTC)
OK, you need to walk into the dealership and ask, "Who do I have to Blow to get this car?!" Maybe that'll work for...I'll gladly send you my pennies if we can share that fine ass car! It looks like a new version of the Batmobile. You can be Buttman and I'll be Throbbin. :o)
paterson_si
Sep. 23rd, 2009 09:46 am (UTC)
Hehehehehehehe I like the Buttman and Throbbin combo! :)
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