After a dormant period for the last couple of years the luxury sport car maker Lamborghini bounces back and steals the show at the Geneva Motor Show with 2011 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4. In fact the car is named the AutoWeek’s Best in Show at the Geneva Motor Show.
The 4.78 meters long, 2.26 meters wide and 1,136 meters high supercar is powered by 6.5-litre V12 engine capable of producing 691 hp. The powerful Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 only weighs around 1,575 kg, which is almost a 100 kg lighter than its predecessor the Murcielago thanks to the extensive use of reinforced carbon fiber formulated with help from Boeing Aerospace.
This weigh reduction allows the Haldex IV all wheel drive Avendator a 0 to 62mph speed for only 2.8 seconds with top speed on 217mph. The CO2 emissions are at 398g/km and coupled with the automatic seven-speed ISR (“Independent Shifting Rods”) Graziano single-clutch gearbox truly makes Aventador a nice car to drive.
The 2011 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 design truly shows the true modern car style with aerodynamic to the fullest from the front spoiler to the rear diffuser. Compare to Murcielago, the Aventador is longer but narrower to enable a slip stream move through air minimizing drags wherever possible.
The side air intake is automatically close or open depending on the engine temperature while the rear wing provides a down force to counter the Aventador aerodynamic curve resulting in good handling and stability even at high speed.
The 2011 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 equipped with Pirelli P Zero 19 inch 255/35 at the front and 20 inch 335/30 at the rear. It is also has a hydraulic lift that can lift the vehicles as high as 1.6 inches for speed bumps and rocky roads.
And let’s not forget the scissor door which has been known as Lamborghini mark only made the Aventador even more elegant.
The interior as expected is pretty compact with digital instrument readout provided by a large LCD screen with another LCD screen to control stereo and navigation functions. There is also electric handbrake, servotonic steering, anti-slip control, rear differential slip degree and a gearshift timings mode selection which allows three options Strada (normal road), Sport or Corsa (rough road) with a single press of a button.
There will only be around 4,000 of Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 produced by Lamborghini and the cost of each car expected to be around US 400,000. The car will be produced at Sant’Agata Bolognese at the rate of around 800 to 1000 cars every year.