Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4: First photo from Geneva
Feb 28, 2011
The Geneva Motor Show has not even opened yet, but we already have the first photo of the outstanding Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4. A must see!
The Aventador’s set to be officially unveiled this week at the Geneva Motor Show where it will power out onto the stage with a 6.5-liter V12 engine with an output of 700hp at 8,250 RPM and max torque of 509 lb/ft at 5,500 RPM.
But this new load of bull doesn’t include just a new engine. Lamborghini’s also mating a brand-new transmission to its new beating beast of a bull heart.
They’re calling it the “Lamborghini ISR” – an automated manual gearbox combining “minimal shift times and everyday usability with low weight and dimensions to guarantee that emotional sensation from gearshifts, which customers expect from a super sports car at the very top of the premier league.”
The gearbox supposedly provides an almost 50% shorter shift time than with a dual-clutch transmission –- with the benefits of lower weight and smaller size.
And oh, yes, it’ll have a light frame. Thanks to Lamborghini CEO Stephen Winkelmann’s clarion call for weight loss, the new bullish beast will feature a carbon fiber monocoque chassis that’ll cut the weight 500 lbs. from the Murcielago while upping rigidity by a whopping 70%.