Lamborghini to unveil not one, but two new models at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show

Article by Christian Andrei, on January 31, 2012

Sources told Teamspeed that Lamborghini has a surprise planned for the Geneva Motor Show this March. They say that this won’t be the replacement for the Gallardo. It also won’t be a hypercar that’s positioned above the Aventador so the Aventador Roadster has been ruled out. A major possibility is a concept car version of the third model.

Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann said that the production version will appear only after two years but he promised that the company will decide on the third model by early 2012 and that when this happens, “we will show something.”

But then, it’s possible that the surprise model is the “production” Sesto Elemento or the Gallardo LP550-2 Balboni Bicolore Spyder Performante. Sources also said that it’s possible that the Aventador Roadster would be presented at the Geneva Show too. It’s believed that press photos have already been taken of this car, which has a retractable carbon fiber roof.

The new Lamborghini Aventador bears the brand’s distinctive design language, characterized by extremely powerful proportions, precise surfaces, exact lines, and taut muscularity in every single detail. Designers at Centro Stile Lamborghini carefully developed the brand’s design language in order to give the Aventador a new and significant edge. From its sharply honed front end to its extremely low roofline and its distinctive rear diffuser, it is clear that the car is an avant-garde piece of art and a superbly dynamic sculpture. Each line you see on the car has a clear function and each form is dictated by a need for speed, but its overall appearance is nothing short of breathtaking and spectacular.

You will surely find the Aventador’s proportions truly impressive, with an overall length of 188.19 inches, a width of 88.98 inches including exterior mirrors, and a height of 44.72 inches. The doors of the carbon-fiber monocoque swing upward to open. This feature was first introduced in the legendary Countach and later used for the V12 models like the Diablo and Murciélago.

The new Aventador also takes after its immediate predecessor, the Murciélago, in terms of its electronically managed air intakes opening depending on the temperature outside and on the need for cooling air, therefore ensuring maximum aerodynamic efficiency. The Aventador also has an optional transparent engine bonnet that showcases the car’s 12-cylinder engine, like a technical masterpiece in a display case.

You will also appreciate the Aventador's spacious interior, which combines perfect Italian craftsmanship, cutting edge technology, exclusive and premium materials, and generous equipment. You can press the start button, which is enclosed in a red switch cover and is located on the car’s broad center tunnel, in order to awaken the 12-cylinder engine. Moreover, a next-generation dashboard dominates the interior of the Aventador. Just like in a modern airplane, all of the instruments are shown on a TFT-LCD screen with innovative display concepts. You can find a second screen that is intended for the standard-fit navigation and multimedia system.

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