The Lamborghini Aventador is a mid-engined sports car produced by the Italian automotive manufacturer Lamborghini. In keeping with Lamborghini tradition, the Aventador is named after a fighting bull. Aventador (pronounced [aβentaˈðoɾ]) earned the Trofeo de la Peña La Madroñera for its courage in the arena in Zaragoza, Spain, in 1993.
Launched on 28 February 2011 at the Geneva Motor Show, five months after its initial unveiling in Sant’Agata Bolognese, the vehicle, internally codenamed LB834, was designed to replace the then-decade-old Murciélago as the flagship model. The Aventador features a completely new 6.0 liter V12 engine producing 691 horsepower at all of the wheels.
Soon after the Aventador’s unveiling, Lamborghini announced that it had sold 12 cars, with deliveries starting in the second half of 2011. By March 2016, Lamborghini had built 5,000 Aventadors, in five years.
The Aventador LP 700–4 uses Lamborghini’s new 700 PS (515 kW; 690 bhp) 6,498 cc (6.5 L; 396.5 cu in) 60° V12 engine weighing 235 kg. Known internally as the L539, the new engine is Lamborghini’s fifth in-house engine and second V12 design. It is the first all-new V12 since the 3.5 litre powerplant found in the 350GT
0–97 km/h (0–60 mph): 2.9 s
0–161 km/h (0–100 mph): 6.4 s
400 m (1⁄4 mi): 10.6 s @ 220 km/h (137 mph)
Official: 350 km/h (217 mph)
Measured by Sport Auto magazine: 370 km/h (230 mph)
97–0 km/h (60–0 mph): 30 m (100 ft)
Cornering – 1.05g.
The transmission, a single-clutch seven-speed semi-automatic, is built by Graziano Trasmissioni. Despite being single-clutch, gear-shifts are accomplished in 50 milliseconds.
The new, electronically controlled, all-wheel drive system is developed and supplied by the Swedish company Haldex Traction, offering traction and handling capabilities based on their 4th generation technology.
The Lamborghini Aventador was replaced by the face-lifted Aventador S in 2016. Test Drive one today!