Lamborghini releases teaser of Aventador LP700-4

Article by Christian Andrei, on February 11, 2011

This is the official Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Spyshot, the clearest look available for the Murcielago replacement. Set to be revealed in the Geneva auto show next month, the Aventador will be powered by a new V12 developed by Sant’Agata’s finest engineers. The power will be distributed through a new gearbox to all wheels.

However, what fans are yearning to see is the Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 in all its glory, without a disguise and with the complete details.

The 6.5-liter V12 engine will deliver 700 hp to all four wheels through a new, 7-speed automatic transmission with ISR (Independent Shifting Rods) that can switch gears in 50 milliseconds. This enables the car to go from 0 to 100 Km/h (0 to 62 mph) in only 2.9 seconds.

Lamborghini said that the Aventador will also feature a pushrod suspension, with a unique damper concept inspired by Formula 1 so that it can deliver race-car precision.

This is why the springs and dampers are not placed on the wheel mounts anymore, but are instead connected to the bodyshell structure in an inboard configuration. They are placed transversely in front of the windscreen at the front, and close to the engine at the rear.

The razor-sharp lines on the new Aventador LP700-4 show a precision that remains to be unequalled when it comes to automotive design. The surfaces are expertly executed as well as being firm and clean, indicating just how much experience and competence Lamborghini has when it comes to the carbon-fiber body shell design. What this means is that designers based at its Centro Stile Lamborghini located in Sant'Agata Bolognese, have taken the brand’s design philosophy to the next level.

As a result of the roof having a new geometry for its surface, more space is offered to the passengers. This also gives relief to the lines located on the front part. In addition it also answers the need to have a better aerodynamic coefficient which is in line with the brand’s 'form follows function' design philosophy. Even the engine cover has the same style in order to provide continuity for this particular concept.

In order to be able to develop even further the design language, the brand’s designers look to another field as an inspiration, one that also follow dynamics and speed. This is the field of modern aeronautics that includes many of the most agile and fastest aircraft the world has known. The result is a design that shows impressive sharpness and maximum functionality. It is a highly technical and precise design language but offers a new type of vitality.

With the utilization of the taut surfaces and strongly defined lines, this leads to an interesting interaction between light and shade and gives the vehicle amazing visual movement. The forerunners of this particular philosophy were the limited edition Reventón, which was like a work of automotive art, and the Sesto Elemento, also known as the 'technology demonstrator'. The Aventador however is the first ever Lamborghini series production vehicle to exemplify this vision.

Using a mid-engine concept, the Aventador has its weight focused mainly on the vertical axis and this enables it to optimize dynamics and lower inertia.

It was with the iconic Countach that the brand first made use of the mid-engine construction, then considered as a revolutionary concept as it managed to bring racing technology to the highway. While the Aventador was designed to enhance the visual highlight of the mid-engine layout, it appears to focus its power on its rear axle.

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