Ultimate dream machine from Italy

Italy's ultimate dream car is 4.7 metres long, over 2 metres wide and as flat as an arrowhead. With the lid up, it stands just 1,134mm tall and with the top down - 1,132mm. In other words, its like a stealth bomber. We're talking about the Lamborghini Reventon Roadster, which, like the glamorous girls, is causing quite a stir at the IAA in Frankfurt.

The heavily contoured bodywork with its razor-sharp edges and dramatic sweeps consists almost entirely of carbon fibre components. The raked-back windscreen and the wraparound side windows are redolent of a speedboat cockpit. The underbody culminates in a diffuser and a rear spoiler produces even more downforce. A few facts and figures: 60-degree V12 engine, 6.5L displacement, 650bhp at 8,000rpm. From a standing start, the roadster can reach 62mph in 3.4 seconds. Top speed is around 200mph (330 km/h).

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