Just Arrived from the Future: Lamborghini Aventador

Lamborghini has a history of revolutionary thinking. Whether in terms of design, like the iconic scissor doors, or in terms of technology such as the V12 engine and carbon-fiber technology. Going far beyond what was previously thought possible is just as much a part of their brand as their core values: uncompromising, extreme, Italian.
These values are the reason why every single Lamborghini is breathtakingly unique. The Aventador LP 700-4 represents a whole new level of performance, sets new benchmarks in the super sports car segment, and provides a glimpse into the future. It’s a car that’s already achieved legendary status.

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The Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 is a two-door, two-seater sports car publicly unveiled by Lamborghini at the last Geneva Motor Show.
The Aventador was designed to replace the ten-year-old Murciélago as the new flagship model in the Lamborghini line-up starting in 2011. Soon after the Aventador was unveiled, Lamborghini announced that it had already sold over 12 months of the production vehicles, with deliveries starting in the second half of 2011. The suggested retail price is more the 250000 euros.

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Production will be limited to 4000 units (4099 Murciélagos have been built). The moulds used to make the carbon-fibre monocoque are expected to last 500 units each and only 8 have been made. Lamborghini says that the Aventador is two generations ahead of anything else on sale, using Formula One-style suspension and a lightweight carbon fibre monocoque. Stylistically, the Aventador represents an evolution of its predecessor, the Murciélago. The car’s shape also borrows heavily from Lamborghini’s limited-edition Reventón and their Estoque concept car.

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The Aventador LP700-4 will be using Lamborghini’s new 691 bhp (515 kW) 6.5 liter 60° V12 engine. Known internally as the L539, the new engine is Lamborghini’s fourth in-house engine and second V12. It is the first all-new V12 since the 3.5 litre powerplant found in the Miura.
Performance is estimated to be 0–100 km/h in 2.9 seconds with a top speed of around 349.2 km/h. Ready to touch the sky and bite the stars!

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Image source: Lamborghini
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