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The 2012 Lamborghini Aventador revealed on Facebook

In August, Lamborghini applied for a trademark on the name Aventador, the name that many people believe will be given to the replacement for the Murciélago and thanks to the Lamborghini Club of Los Angeles we may have our first good look at the 2012 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4.

As you can see in the image above, the test mule presumed to be the 2012 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 may be clad in some messy black vinyl but it doesn’t leave much to the imagination along the lines of exterior design. This Lamborghini super-mule sports a jagged, aggressive lower front fascia similar to the Sesto Elemento that made its debut earlier this year in Paris but the overall physical styling is more along the lines of what we have been seeing in spyshots over the past year of the car commonly referred to as the Jota. The Lamborghini in this picture from the Lamborghini Club of LA also appears to be wearing very similar wheels to what we saw on the Sesto Elemento in Paris but with a longer, flatter hood, this masked Lambo is definitely not the Sesto.

The Lamborghini Murciélago has officially seen the end of its 9-year production run and we know that the Italian tractor-turned-supercar builder should have something even better to take the place of the car wearing the name of the legendary fighting bull. Lamborghini is expected to unveil a new special edition version of the Gallardo at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show and nothing would help draw attendees (and media) to their display like a first look at the 201 Lamborghini Aventador – even if only in concept form. When it Aventador does reach production, we expect that it will be powered by a 6.5L V12 churning out 700 horsepower and sending power to all four wheels, helping the new supercar to derive its full name. will be out in force at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show bringing you a complete look at the show and no matter what Lamborghini brings out, you can expect a close up look at the Italian automaker in all its glory. The 2011 North American International Auto Show in Detroit begins on January 10th 2011 for the media with public days beginning on January 15th.

Image source: The Lamborghini Club of Los Angeles Facebook page

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