Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Quick Vid: 2011 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4

After an extremely long model run (9yrs) of the Lamborghini Murcielago, another flagship bull has been passed the torch. This is the newest supercar from Lamborghini, the Aventador LP700-4. For those unfamiliar with 'Lambo-speak', the 'LP' represents the longitudinally positioned engine, '700' which of course is the horsepower output from the mid-ship mounted V12, and 'dash four' is due to the all wheel drive system powering all four wheels.

From my seat in the bleachers, it appears Lamborghini's Aventador designers have taken design accents from both the ultra-low production, carbon fiber laden, Lamborghini Reventon and the current Gallardo (side ducts). These accents really make the Aventador visually smaller than the outgoing Murcielago. I'd guess if you ask Lamborghini HQ about design inspiration, however, the Aventador is simply the production version of the Sesto concept car.

Instead of the engineers going ape on more power for this car, they've put their effort into lightening the chassis and body panels significantly over the Murcielago's; a true carbon fiber monocoque is one of the contributing factors. Like all flagship Lamborghini's housing a V12, the name Aventador is taken from a famous Spanish fighting bull which gained notoriety in the early 1990s. Here's Lamborghini's new Aventador model debuting at the 2011 Geneva Motorshow.

Video courtesy of GT Channel.

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