Lamborghini Aventador

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Lamborghini Aventador
ManufacturerAutomobili Lamborghini S.p.A
Also calledLP 700–4
Production2011–present
AssemblySant'Agata Bolognese, Italy
PredecessorLamborghini Murciélago
ClassSports car
Body style2-door coupé
LayoutMid-engine, four-wheel drive
Engine6.5 L L539 V12
Transmission7-speed ISR Automated Manual
Wheelbase2,700 mm (106.30 in)
Length4,780 mm (188.19 in)
Width2,030 mm (79.92 in) (w/mirrors: 2,265 mm (89.17 in)) [1]
Height1,136 mm (44.72 in)
Curb weight1,575 kg (3,470 lb) (dry)
RelatedLamborghini Sesto Elemento
Designer(s)Filippo Perini
 
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Lamborghini Aventador
ManufacturerAutomobili Lamborghini S.p.A
Also calledLP 700–4
Production2011–present
AssemblySant'Agata Bolognese, Italy
PredecessorLamborghini Murciélago
ClassSports car
Body style2-door coupé
LayoutMid-engine, four-wheel drive
Engine6.5 L L539 V12
Transmission7-speed ISR Automated Manual
Wheelbase2,700 mm (106.30 in)
Length4,780 mm (188.19 in)
Width2,030 mm (79.92 in) (w/mirrors: 2,265 mm (89.17 in)) [1]
Height1,136 mm (44.72 in)
Curb weight1,575 kg (3,470 lb) (dry)
RelatedLamborghini Sesto Elemento
Designer(s)Filippo Perini

The Lamborghini Aventador LP 700–4 is a two-door, two-seater sports car publicly unveiled by Lamborghini at the Geneva Motor Show on 28 February 2011, five months after its initial unveiling in Sant'Agata Bolognese.[2] Internally codenamed LB834,[3] the Aventador was designed to replace the ten-year-old Murciélago as the new flagship model in the Lamborghini lineup starting in 2011.[4] Soon after the Aventador unveiling, Lamborghini announced that it had already sold over 12 months of the production vehicles, with deliveries starting in the second half of 2011.[5] The suggested retail price is €255,000 in Europe, GB£201,900 in the UK and US$379,700 in the U.S.[6][7][8]

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Etymology

According to Lamborghini promotional materials, Aventador name was chosen for its symbolic connection to the world of fighting bulls, sharing a name with the legendary Aventador, a trophy-winning bull in the world of Spanish bullfighting. Bred by the sons of Don Celestino Cuadri Vides, the bull that bore the number 32 took part in a notably spirited, bloody and violent battle with a torero in the town of Zaragoza, Spain that earned him the “Trofeo de la Peña La Madroñera" in 1993.[3][9]

Production

Production will be limited to 4,000 units (4,099 Murciélagos have been built). The molds used to make the carbon-fibre monocoque are expected to last 500 units each and only 8 have been made.[10] The first 1,000 Aventadors were built in 15 months. [11][12]

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.[13] 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.

Specifications

Lamborghini Aventador 6.5 liter 60° V12 engine
Lamborghini Aventador start-up and acceleration

Engine

The Aventador LP 700–4 uses Lamborghini's new 700 PS (510 kW; 690 bhp) 6.5 liter 60° V12 engine. Known internally as the L539,[3] 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.[14]

Displacement6,498 cc (396.5 cu in)
Max. power700 PS (510 kW; 690 bhp) @ 8,250 rpm
Power to weight432 PS (318 kW; 426 bhp) per tonne
Max. torque690 N·m (510 lb·ft) @ 5,500 rpm
CO2 emissions398 g/km
Combined fuel consumption17.2 L/100 km (16.4 mpg-imp; 13.7 mpg-US) [15]

Performance

Its transmission, a single-clutch seven-speed semi-automatic, is built by Graziano Trasmissioni.[18][19] Although being single-clutch, gear-shifts are accomplished in 50 milliseconds.

The brand new, electronically controlled, four-wheel drive system is developed and supplied by the Swedish company Haldex Traction, offering superb traction[citation needed] and handling capabilities based on their 4th generation technology.[20]

Reception

Unibody as used for the supercar Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4

On 31 July 2011, the Aventador was reviewed on motoring show Top Gear, receiving mixed reviews from Richard Hammond. Although impressed with the performance and handling, Hammond expressed dismay at the lack of temperament and danger associated with driving previous Lamborghini supercars. [21] The Aventador recorded the third fastest time around the Top Gear track with a time of 1.16.5, beating the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, among others.[22]

The Lamborghini Aventador makes an appearance on video games such as Gran Turismo 5 via confirmed downloadable content, Forza Motorsport 4 via the November Speed Pack DLC, Car Town and Need for Speed: The Run. It also served as the cover art of the PlayStation Vita game Asphalt: Injection and iOS game Asphalt 7: Heat.

Other variants

Lamborghini Aventador J

Aventador J

Six months after unveiling the Aventador, plans for a roadster version were leaked by the U.S. EPA after it included the model on a data sheet on its website. Lamborghini officially unveiled the Aventador J to the world at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show.[23] The roofless and windowless concept car uses the same V12 engine as the standard Aventador, producing 700 hp through a lightweight seven-speed automated transmission. The car has also been stripped of its air conditioning and radio units to save further weight, allowing it to weigh in at only 3,472 pounds (1,575 kg).[24][25] The car presented at the Geneva show was the only unit to be produced, and was sold for US$2.8 million.[26][27]

The J designation comes from Appendix J in the FIA rulebook that describes the technical specifications of race cars.[26]

Mansory Carbonado

In July 2012 Mansory unveiled the Carbonado, a modified version of the Aventador. It features the same 6.5 litre V12 engine as the normal Aventador, but it has been tweaked to produce 754 PS (555 kW; 744 bhp) @ 8,300 rpm, a 54 PS (40 kW; 53 bhp) increase on the standard model. The torque has also been improved—the engine now produces 750 N·m (550 lb·ft) @ 6,000 rpm, a 60 N·m (44 lb·ft) advantage. Because of the extra power, the performance figures are slightly higher: 0–60 takes 2.8 seconds and the top speed is on the far side of 220 mph (350 km/h). The exterior of the vehicle is covered in black carbon fibre, which is why Mansory call it "the Black Diamond of the streets". Six units will be made.[28]

Production Roadster

Spy pictures published in Autocar magazine in October 2012 show an Aventador roadster variant in development, thought to be using a two-piece carbonfibre roof rather than a removable soft-top.[29]

References

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