Information About the Lamborghini Aventador
Just how do you follow a supercar like Lamborghini’s Murcielago, that had been in production for a whole decade? The Italian supercar giant unveiled their answer to this conundrum at the Geneva Motor Show in 2011, with their new flagship turbocharged beast, the Lamborghini Aventador.
The Aventador LP700-4, to give it its full name, is named, as all Lamborghinis are, after a Spanish fighting bull. Built and designed with a carbon fibre monocoque, harking back to their limited edition Reventón model and Estoque concept car, it also has the signature scissor doors, and the styling is as robust and stocky as you’d expect of a Lamborghini.
It is also kitted out with a single clutch, seven speed automated electrohydraulic manual transmission, and an electronically controlled, all wheel drive system offering phenomenal traction and handling abilities.
Powering on the Aventador is equally as brutish and bullish as you’d expect. A naturally aspirated V12 engine sees it roar with an almighty 700 bhp, whilst acceleration from 0 - 60 mph is in a breathtaking 2.9 seconds, with top speeds in excess of 217 mph achievable. It is definitely not a supercar for the faint hearted to try and tame.
Cool Facts About the Lamborghini Aventador
The Aventador has proven to be one of Lamborghini’s most popular supercars since production started almost 10 years ago. They initially planned on just producing 4000 models in all, but in 2016 they passed the 5000 units mark.
Praise from the motoring press for the Aventador was widely positive. Jeremy Clarkson, writing for The Sunday Times, stated that it was ‘probably the best looking car ever made … it’s a raging monster, and I loved the speed and styling.’
Autocar magazine reciprocated regarding the Aventador’s beast-like status, saying ‘The acceleration and the noise are monstrous in every way, and the brakes nigh on race car powerful when you lean on them … it’s hard not to recommend this with a big thumbs up.’
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