“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. “The Aventador is a jump of two generations in terms of design and technology, it’s the result of an entirely new project, but at the same time it’s a direct and consistent continuation of Lamborghini’s brand values. It is extreme in its design and its performance, uncompromising in its standards and technology, and unmistakably Italian in its style and perfection. Overall, the dynamics and technical excellence of the Aventador LP 700-4 makes it unrivaled in the worldwide super sports car arena.”
The Fighting Bull
By utilizing a full carbon-fiber monocoque construction, Lamborghini was able to make the Aventador's chassis rigid and lightweight at the same time. It tips the scales at only 1,575 kilograms. The LP 700-4 is also equipped with the most unique and technologically advanced Independent Shifting Rods (ISR) transmission. According to the engineers at Lamborghini, it’s the perfect mate for the new twelve-cylinder engine, as the ISR guarantees the fastest shifting times for any supercar, 50 milliseconds between shits to be exact, and the world's most emotional gear shift feel, whatever that means. And when all 700 horses and ISR work in unison powering all four wheels, it accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in a blistering 2.9 seconds and reaches a top speed of 350 km/h. That's one thrill ride a bull can't match. And yet, even with its additional power, they've managed to reduce its fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by 20 percent compared to the outgoing Murcielago - as if Lamborghini owners give a damn.
But don't let all the emotion get to you just yet, as there are more gizmos hidden under its skin. A Formula One inspired pushrod spring and damper concept was utilized to help it tightly hug bends. And together with an aluminum double wishbone suspension and carbon-fiber ceramic brakes, the Aventador is ready to rip up some G's. On the inside, Lamborghini has gone away with the traditional gauges and replaced it with a TFT-LCD screen, while a second screen that sits on the dash functions as a multimedia and navigation system. Not to mention, it also displays the image from the all-important reverse camera.
The Aventador LP 700-4 will be built in Lamborghini's new production facility in Sant’Agata, Bolognese. It is Lamborghini's interpretation of the supercar's apogee which combines brutal power, outstanding lightweight engineering, and phenomenal handling precision that delivers an unmatched driving experience. It will be made available with a selection of 13 production colors, three of which are in matte tones, so there's no need to foil this car up. If you can afford the P15-million price tag plus tax, then the new Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 should be arriving at your doorstep late summer of 2011.