The Geneva 2011 Motor Show has seen the debut of the latest Lamborghini supercar, called Aventador LP 700-4, that goes on sale this summer and translates into a production vehicle some of the design elements and the technologies previewed by the Reventón and the Sesto Elemento Concept.
The exterior design is characterized by the extreme, razor-sharp lines inspired by modern aeronautics.
The roof has a specific geometry that carries on the main design theme while providing more headroom for the passengers.
The doors are deeply recessed and open upwards – a tradition started with the Countach and carried on with the Diablo and the Murciélago.
The body design features many aerodynamics-driven elements, from the flat underbody to the electronically-controlled rear spoiler and air openings framed in black – matched by the dark alloy large wheels – 19-inch at the front and 20-inch at the rear.
The interior is also inspired by the arrow-theme and is dominated by a next-generation dashboard, with the instruments presented on a TFT-LCD screen using innovative display concepts.
The Aventador LP 700-4 is based on a new carbon fiber monocoque, a single component that integrates the passenger cell, with tub and roof and ensures extreme rigidity and a high level of passive safety.
The entire structure weighs only 147.5 kilograms (325.18 lb) and is coupled with front and rear aluminum frames, forming a chassis with a torsional stiffness of 35,000 Newton meters per degree and a weight of 229.5 kilograms (505.9 lb).
The unit is coupled with ISR (Independent Shifting Rods) transmission which features fast shifting times (only 50 milliseconds).
The chassis features pushrod spring and dampers – inspired by Formula 1 – with aluminum double wishbone suspension and carbon-fiber ceramic brake system.
The total dry weight of the car is limited to 1,575 kg.
The main performances are a 0-100 km/h sperint time of just 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 350 km/h.
The first deliveries of the new Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 are expected in late summer 2011.
According to tradition, ‘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.