Lamborghini Unveils The New Aventador LP700-4 At Geneva
The time the automotive world has been waiting for is now here, as Lamborghini has revealed the Aventador LP700-4 before its Geneva Motor Show debut tomorrow.
From the onset, the Aventador LP700-4 is a gorgeous machine that is sure to turn heads on any street corner in the world and maybe even on Mars. It features the classic Lamborghini lines that were used on the old Murcielago, but with some added flair.
The new Lamborghini Aventador tips the scales at just 3,472 pounds, thanks to the company’s extensive use of carbon fiber-reinforced polymer monocoque structure that only weights around 324.5 pounds. With that low weight, the power output from the massive engine should be incredible.
"With the Aventador LP 700-4, the future of the super sports car is now part of the present. Its exceptional package of innovative technologies is unique, its performance simply overwhelming," says Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini.
That power comes from a 6.5-lter V12 with 690 horsepower and 509 pound-feet of torque. If you’re wondering where the number 700 in the name comes from, the V12 produces 700 PS, which is just another unit of power measurement that is used in various markets.
That Lamborghini V12 is connected to a seven-speed independent shift rod transmission that was supplied from the Graziano Trasmissioni Group and can shift gears in 50 milliseconds. All that power will be sent to all four-wheels thanks to the company’s Haldex all-wheel drive system.
That all-wheel drive system will be able to distribute power between the front and the rear of the vehicle, to ensure optimum performance. To add to the Aventador’s handling prowess will be a self-blocking rear differential with a front differential electronically controlled by the ESP system.
The Lamborghini Aventador features a Drive Select Mode System that allows the driver to choose the vehicle’s characteristics with three different settings; road, sport and track.
With that monumental power and the car’s lightweight, the new Aventador LP700-4 should be able to hit 62 miles per hour in just 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 217 miles per hour. The police should have no trouble finding the car though, as Lamborghini has chosen to cover it in an orange paint scheme called Arancio Argos.
The new Lamborghini Aventador will not be just about power though, as the interior, to quote the late Dave Niehaus, is something out of Star Wars. The instruments are presented on a TFT-LCD screen, while a second screen is used to display multimedia and navigational information.
Those that are lucky enough to get their hands on this new machine will take delivery in late summer 2011. If you have yet to reserve one, prices in the United States will start at $379,700, while United Kingdom customers will pay £201,900.