A set of photos showing the epic unboxing of a Lamborghini Reventón have popped up on Imgur and reddit in the past 24 hours. Here's the story behind this amazing set of four-year-old photos of a rare supercar being delivered — and why we're worried about where it is now.
The photos — in this most recent of online incarnations — have already been seen by over 5.3 million people due to over 13,000 up-votes on reddit. What they don't tell you is this event happened in 2008.
The Lamborghini Reventón is a Murcielago-based super-supercar the company only built 21 of back in 2008. They were for Lamborghini's best customers and most were immediately spoken for by lovers of the brand. At a price of $1.5 million they're expensive even by Lamborghini standards.
Only one of the vehicles (#1 of 20) was sold in a regular dealership and it was through Lamborghini of Las Vegas, which provided the photos of the unboxing you see here. That was in 2008. That the photos have found a new life on the Internet is no shock. They're fantastic and a million times cooler than an iPhone unboxing.
Not surprisingly, the Reventón didn't stay in Las Vegas for long and an American didn't buy it. The last the car was spotted was in Dubai at the F1 race with Bahrain plates.
Odds are if the car is still in Bahrain (and not being stored in Dubai) it's in the garage of Khalid Abdul Rahim, a construction magnate and the man behind the Bahrain F1 race.
Has anyone heard of it since? Let us know in the comments.
Photo Credit: Imgur, 6speedonline.