Friday, March 16, 2012

Lamborghini Aventador (2012)

The Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 is a two-door, two-seater sports car publicly unveiled by Lamborghini at the Geneva Motor Show on 28 February 2011, five months after its initial unveiling in Sant'Agata Bolognese. Internally codenamed LB834, the Aventador was designed to replace the ten-year-old Murciélago as the new flagship model in the Lamborghini line-up starting in 2011. Soon after the Aventador unveiling, Lamborghini announced that it had already sold over 12 months of the production vehicles, with deliveries starting in the second half of 2011. The suggested retail price is €255,000 in Europe, £201,900 in the UK and $379,700 in the U.S.

Class                Sports car
Body style        2-door coupé
Layout              Mid-engine, four-wheel drive
Engine              6.5 L V12 (L539)
Transmission     7-speed single clutch gearbox
Wheelbase       2,700 mm (106.30 in)
Length             4,780 mm (188.19 in)
Width              2,030 mm (79.92 in)
                       (w/mirrors: 2,265 mm (89.17 in))
Height             1,136 mm (44.72 in)
Curb weight    1,575 kg (3,470 lb)
Price               $379,700

Like previous Lamborghinis, the Aventador name was chosen for its symbolic connection to the world of fighting bulls, sharing a name with the legendary Aventador, a trophy-winning bull in the world of Spanish bullfighting. Bred by the sons of Don Celestino Cuadri Vides, the bull that bore the number 32 took part in a notably spirited, bloody and violent battle with a torero in the town of Zaragoza, Spain that earned him the “Trofeo de la Peña La Madroñera" in 1993.


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