Lamborghini Releases New Info On Aventador Horespower

While Lamborghini isn’t releasing anything new at the Detroit Auto Show, the Italian automaker is attempting to steal the thunder by releasing some new information on the new Aventador.

CEO Stephan Winkelmann and head of R&D Maurizio Reggiani spoke to the press outside of the Cobo Center in Detroit about the new machine.

Under the hood is the 6.5-liter V12 with 700 horsepower and 509 pound-feet of torque. Peak horsepower will come at 8,450 rpm, while maximum torque comes at 5,500 rpm. The new motor will emit 20 percent less C02 than the old 6.5-liter in the Murcielago.

The new 834, or Aventador, will get an all-wheel drive chassis, scissor doors and massive air intakes. The design will be classically Lamborghini and will be recognizable to most people. The overall look of the car was inspired by the military, sort of like the Reventon took cues from jet aircraft.

The key for this new machine is lightness and the entire monocoque chassis is made of carbon fiber. Total body weight is around 229 kilograms with torsional stiffness around 35,000 Newton-Meters.

The motor will be connected to a seven-speed, single-clutch transmission that is 20 kilograms lighter than a dual-clutch box. The car will feature five different shift modes: Auto, Auto Strada, Strada, Sport and Corsa. Shift times in Corsa are 50 milliseconds, just 10 milliseconds away from Formula One numbers.

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Keeping the car on the road will be a pushrod suspension with horizontal dampers. Lamborghini hopes that this new setup will keep perfect wheel alignment no matter how much the suspension travels.

Inside, the dash has been improved, with a new cluster that consists of a large TFT screen. The driving position has been improved as well, and there are four airbags in case something goes wrong while driving.

It sounds like the new Aventador will be one amazing machine and if it doesn’t burst into flames like Ferrari’s 458, the company will have a winner on its hands.

Source: Autoguide

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