As you may know already, last week we announced you that the Ferrari FF and the Lamborghini Aventador were sold out for the first year of production. But, according to our sources, it appears that things go even further and that the Lamborghini Aventador is sold out until 2013. That’s right folks, the latest ‘bull’ from Lamborghini promises to be a best-seller, although the manufacturer announced that the production of the Aventador will stop when sales will reach 4000 units.
Still, we do believe that the open-top version of the Aventador will be on the wish list of many billionaires around the world. Regarding the coupe version which was unveiled few weeks ago at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, this is powered by an impressive 6.5-liter V12 engine delivering 515 kW / 700 hp and 690 Newton meters (509 lb-ft) at 5,500 rpm.
According to Lamborghini the total weight of the car is only 1,575 kilograms (3,472 lb) and the V12 engine can push it from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 2.9 seconds and to a top speed of 350 km/h (217 mph).
Furthermore, the engine is mated to the all-new ISR transmission, unique among road-going vehicles as it can guarantee a shifting time of just 50 milliseconds.
Regarding the pricing, the all-new Lamborghini Aventador 700-4 will cost you: GBP 201.900,00 in the UK (suggested retail price taxes excluded); €255.000 in Europe (suggested retail price taxes excluded); $379.700 in North America (suggested retail price – GGT included); RMB 6.270.000,00 in China (suggested retail price taxes included); YEN 39.690.000,00 in Japan (suggested retail price taxes included).
Lamborghini designers sought inspiration from advanced aeronautics technology, a field focused on dynamics and speed, for the continued development of their brand’s design language. Specifically, inspiration is derived from the fastest and most responsive aircraft in the world. As a result, the brand’s new design language is both extremely accurate and technically superior as showcased in their impressively sharp and exceptionally functional designs. The car’s stunning visual movement is attributable to the attractive interplay of light and shadows created by defined lines along with taut surfaces. The forerunners of this design are identified as the Reventón, which is a limited edition work of art, and the Sesto Elemento, also known as the ‘technology demonstrator’. The first in the Lamborghini production car series that embodies this philosophy is the Aventador.
The weight of the Aventador is focused on the vehicle’s vertical axis. This follows the concept of mid-engines wherein dynamics is optimized and inertia is reduced. Lamborghini pioneered in mid-engine construction with its renowned Countach and revolutionized racing technology by bringing it to the road. With the Aventador, Lamborghini emphasizes the mid-engine design creating a figure that allows power to be concentrated on its rear axis.
Efficient aerodynamics is key
Aerodynamic efficiency is the top priority for an exceedingly powerful automobile’s body shell design. Particularly, optimum airflow is necessary to ensure absolute stability of the Aventador at all speeds while also ensuring optimized cooling for its engine. From the front spoiler of the Aventador to its rear diffuser, every aerodynamic element is integrated into its body shell form. The optimized, flat underbody plays an important role.
Its rear spoiler can be deployed and electronically controlled. When the car is at rest, the spoiler lies flat within the rear section. When the car is in motion, it can either tilt to an angle of 4 degrees, which is optimal for high speeds, or 11 degrees for mid-range speeds. The former assists in directional stability and the latter provides greater downforce for optimal handling and stability. Using dynamic parameters, the car will calculate the correct tilt angle.
Remarkable proportions, enhanced air intakes
The Lamborghini Aventador’s proportions create a remarkable first impression. It has an impressive width of 2.26 meters (or 88.98 in.), its length is 4.78 meters (or 188.19 in.), and stands up to 1,136 meters (or 44.72 inches) high. The widely spaced headlights and air intakes further emphasize the impression of width.
The bull insignia of the Lamborghini graces the Aventador’s front, which is incredibly low and looks like an arrow. The insignia is located at both the point of the arrow and the car’s centerline, which runs through the rest of its body. The air guides are enhanced further by polished black frames and are effectively profiled. For daytime running lights, bi-xenon headlamps are grouped with LED lights and indicators, which are located beneath hexagonal casings. LED light guides wrapped around the primary headlamp forming a Y provide the daytime running light. Additional LEDs provide the indicator with a light source.