At $400 thousand, the Lamborghini Aventador is by far the costliest regular-production model which is currently available from the much-coveted brand. This two-seater arrives in the form of a roadster and a coupe. It replaced the MurciÃ©lago, and has as its main focus extreme performance and flashy styling.
And if you’re curious, the name Aventador, like other Lamborghini’s is from a Spanish fighting bull.
In standard Aventadors, the 6.5-liter V-12 engine produces 700 horsepower, together with 510 lb.-ft. of torque.
The shifting duties are handled by an automated manual transmission called an Independent Shifting Rod (ISR), differing from dual-clutch autos that are used in the majority of cars within this class.
Based on this transmission, as the company claims, as well as other developments, the Aventador is some two generations ahead of any of its marketplace competition. The whole package, which is paired with a standard all-wheel drive, provides amazing performance. The car can accelerate from a standing start to 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds, and has a top speed of 217 mph.
Just for the record, there are very few supercars that are able to match that sort of performance.
Arguably, the Aventador’s most radical element is the body, with its jet-fighter-like design theme, it uses carbon fiber extensively. Actually, the entire chassis is manufactured from carbon fiber, and that makes it the first monocoque car on the road.
The sub-frames and suspension are among the only structural elements that rely on metal parts. The suspension is also race-inspired, where inboard pushrods transfer the wheel loads to inner body dampers that are mounted horizontally. But, in spite of the weight-saving materials, the Aventador still manages to weigh in at 3,472 lbs.
The cockpit, with its scissor-style doors, is low-slung, snug, and very futuristic in appearance. It’s entirely wrapped up in exquisite materials, as you’d expect, and includes a healthy amount of carbon fiber.
If you’re intent on buying an Aventador, it’s more than likely you’ll have to stand in the queue, given that the first 12 months’ production supplies sold out almost as soon as the model was unveiled. Mind you, you can still hire in the meantime by paying a visit to EnVus Motors Exotic Cars.
And, should you indulge yourself with a purchase, and who wouldn’t, then you have the ability to customize a number of specifications, including upholstery materials, paint colors, as well as equipment specification.
For the 2015 model year, a notable addition was the Aventador Pirelli Edition, recognizing the tire supplier. There’s a choice of a matte black roof, four matte colors for the exterior, red-outline black wheels, various interior finishes, and a red accent stripe over the roofline.
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