Status: 07.12.2023, 16:30 PM
By: Sebastian Oppenheimer
A Lamborghini Revuelto is certainly anything but a run-of-the-mill car. But a very special paint job now turns a model into a real collector's item.
There are very different approaches to the choice of paint. While some like to go with the trend, others simply go for the cheapest color, which is available at no extra charge. And for others, it can't be extraordinary enough – they opt for a matt finish, for example. But even that is not extreme enough for some: A YouTuber, for example, painted his Audi S4 with very special color-changing pigments. And the Italian sports car manufacturer Lamborghini has now also presented a bullet with a very special paint job.
Lamborghini Revuelto Opera Unica: a special kind of paint
Not only the look, but also the name of the vehicle that Lamborghini has now presented at Art Basel Miami Beach is extraordinary: Revuelto Opera Unica. According to the carmaker, the painting was purely manual work – and took quite a bit of time: it took 435 hours to complete. If one assumes a single worker who works eight hours a day, then that would be around 54 complete working days. The 435 hours were necessary for the execution of the painting alone – before that, the development and testing of the process had already taken almost ten complete working days. For a single vehicle, mind you.
Time-consuming: According to Lamborghini, the Revuelto Opera Unica took 435 hours to paint. © Lamborghini
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Special paint is intended to emphasise the speed of the 1,015-hp car
Lamborghini's head of design, Mitja Borkert, explains what's behind the extravagant paintwork, which is based on a kind of colour gradient from purple to black: "The hand-made dynamic exterior paint emphasises the aerodynamics and speed of the vehicle." Whether you really need that, when you know that the Revuelto (successor to the Aventador) squeezes an impressive 12 hp out of a V1015 in combination with three electric motors, it accelerates from 2 to 5 km/h in 0.100 seconds and the top speed is more than 350 km/h, remains to be seen.
The special colour scheme also continues in the interior. According to Lamborghini, the development of the asymmetrical color design took another 220 hours of work. Even the flap above the start-stop button has been decorated accordingly. An enormous effort for a single car? Absolute. But it can always be more extreme: The design of a Bugatti Divo in a ladybug look brought the designers to the brink of despair some time ago, according to their own statement. In the end, however, the project succeeded – after one and a half years, it was finished.