Lamborghini Aventador

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The Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 is a two-door, two-seater sports car publicly unveiled by Lamborghini at the Geneva Motor Show on February 28, 2011, five months after its initial unveiling in Sant'Agata Bolognese. Internally codenamed LB834, the Aventador was designed to replace the ten-year-old Murciélago as the new flagship model in the Lamborghini lineup starting in 2011. 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. Like previous Lamborghinis, the 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. 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 Murcielago. The car's shape also borrows heavily from Lamborghini's limited-edition Reventon and their Estoque concept car. The Aventador LP700-4 will be using Lamborghini's new 691 bhp (515 kW) 6.5 liter 60° V-12 engine. Performance is estimated to be 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.9 seconds with a top speed of around 350 km/h (220 mph). Its transmission, a single-clutch 7-speed semi-automatic, is built by Graziano Trasmissioni. Despite being single-clutch, gear-shifts are accomplished significantly faster than a dual clutch, in only 50 milliseconds. [READ THE REST OF THIS ARTICLE]







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