Lamborghini's new 700hp flagship
05/03/11 12:11 Filed in: News
Lamborghini has continued the tradition of giving its cars the name of a bull. The new Aventador is named after a particularly courageous specimen from the world of the Spanish Corrida. Aventador was the name of a bull that entered into battle in October 1993 at the Saragossa Arena, earning the “Trofeo de la Peña La Madroñera” for its outstanding courage.
Unmistakably a Lamborghini, the designers of the Aventador produced what the company calls an “avantgarde work of art, an incredibly dynamic sculpture, from the sharply honed front end through the extremely low roofline to the distinctive rear diffuser”.
The entire occupant cell, with tub and roof, is one single carbon-fibre component, meaning it is both incredibly strong, yet light. This ensures extreme rigidity – something which is so important for driving precision. It also offers an extremely high level of passive safety for the driver and passenger. The entire monocoque weighs only 147.5 kilograms.
The Aventador LP 700-4 is powered by an extremely powerful and high-revving V12, which produces 700 hp at 8,250 rpm. This kind of extreme power must be delivered reliably to the road and to help ensure this the Aventador has permanent four-wheel drive. The driver can tune the vehicle characteristics (engine, transmission, differential, steering and dynamic control) from three settings – Strada (road), Sport and Corsa (track).
The price of the Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 in the UK will be £201,900 and the first customers should take delivery in late summer this year.