The 2012 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 delivers a staggering 2.7-seconds 0-60 time and a quarter-mile clocking of 10.4 sec. at a terminal speed of 136 mph.
The Lamborghini Aventador J is so extreme, you need a helmet to drive it.
Lamborghini’s are slowly becoming planes… and I have no problem with that.
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Lamborghini Aventador. I cannot get enough.
Like its predecessor, the Aventador has a 60-degree V-12 with 6.5 liters of displacement (6498 cc), but rather than a square bore and stroke as in the Diablo and Murciélago, this new 518-lb. dry-sump engine has a 95.0-mm bore and a 76.4-mm stroke.
Like the earlier V-12s, it will like to rev. Even without direct injection, the quad-cam V-12 with variable valve timing and 4 valves per cylinder is still capable of 700 bhp at 8250 rpm and 509 lb.-ft. of torque at 5500 rpm, with fuel efficiency that’s better by a claimed 20 percent.
A launch control system promises to help the large new Lambo hit to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.9 seconds, and, when conditions permit, a top speed of 217 mph.
The all-new 2012 Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 weighs 198 pounds less than the Murciélago and makes 30 more horsepower.
The object at Lamborghini in developing the new Aventador was not to just add power, but to increase performance by removing weight.
Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4. I can’t wait till more photos of that Italian super car leak online! // photo via Jalopnik
Photo comparison, from top to down: Lamborghini Murcielago LP640, Lamborghini Reventon… and the all new Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 (via Jalopnik)
First real photo of the Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4, the replacement of the Murcielago. One of the most awaited cars of the year!
While purists might long for a manual transmission, the 2012 Lamborghini Aventador’s 7-speed electrohydraulically actuated gearbox is capable of changing gears in 50 milliseconds—in layman’s terms, that translates to really, really fast.