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Aventador

Postby Ninja0n3 on Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:52 am

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You can always count on Lamborghini to offer obscene amounts of power in a body defined by sharp angles, and the new Aventador LP 700-4 unveiled this week in Geneva delivers the goods.

The latest bull to charge out of Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy, puts down 700 horsepower and 509 pound-feet of torque from a 6.5-liter V12 that must sound like the voice of God. Get in, buckle up and hold on as zero to 60 comes in just 2.9 seconds. Top speed is 217 mph.

That kind of velocity is easy to achieve when you’ve got a power-to-weight ratio of 4.96 pounds per pony, a feat accomplished through extensive use of carbon fiber in the monocoque and body. The car weighs 3,472 pounds, down from the 4,000-pound Murcielago it replaces.

The engine is bolted to a seven-speed automated manual that shifts in 50 milliseconds; power hits the ground through all four wheels. Although the Aventador is larger than the Murcie in every dimension and produces 8 percent more power, Lamborghini says fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are down 20 percent from the Murcie’s 10 mpg (combined).

If you’re wondering, the Aventador is named for the bull that won the Trofeo de la Peña La Madroñera in 1993 for “outstanding courage.” Putting one in your driveway will cost $379,000.


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Re: Aventador

Postby Nismo on Wed Mar 02, 2011 3:23 pm

Its good to see the successor to the Murcielago will be a worthy example of Lamborghini lunacy. Still kinda kicking myself that I didn't make it to the factory this past summer. But the fucking eye-talions are always on vacation in August. How's a tourist supposed to get anything done when everyone is at the beach? But I digress.

I have to admit I love how everything gets more and more ridiculous over time. Base models for many cars are up and over the 300hp range. Super cars come with nothing less than 600hp these days or more. Great times we live in.
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Re: Aventador

Postby Ninja0n3 on Wed Mar 02, 2011 6:08 pm

And with great power comes... higher gas prices :mrgreen:
Hopefully we won't run out of fuel anytime in the foreseeable future, although prices are the pump are getting steeper every year that passes.
I blame it on speculation and middle east instability.
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Re: Aventador

Postby Nismo on Wed Mar 02, 2011 6:27 pm

We don't even buy oil from Libya... gas prices go through the roof. Oh but the THREAT! Riiiiight. :roll:

Bullshit, wrapped in politics, then deep fried in more bullshit.
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Re: Aventador

Postby Ninja0n3 on Wed Mar 02, 2011 7:07 pm

Let us not forget the HST! Ontarians really got rear ended with that one...
So glad I'm on the Quebec side!
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