Lamborghini’s new carbonfibre Aventador will have a similar production run to its predecessor, the decade old Murcielago – 4,000 units.
The new Bull God will feature an earth shattering 700hp V12 and the highest power to weight ratio of any car in its class. Not only is there more power, but it is more usable at lower RPMs. The big news is that it does these stratospheric numbers while using 20% less fuel, translating into 20% fewer carbon dioxide emissions.
The car weighs 3,472 pounds (1,578 kg) with a 43/57 front/rear weight distribution. The Aventador is 188.18” long with a wheelbase of 106.29”, 79.92” wide and 44.72” high.
According to Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini. “The Aventador is a jump of two generations in terms ofdesign and technology, it’s the result of an entirely new project, but at the same time it’s a direct and consistent continuation of Lamborghini’s brand values. It is extreme in its design and its performance, uncompromising in its standards and technology, and unmistakably Italian in its style and perfection. Overall, the dynamics and technical excellence of the Aventador LP 700-4 makes it unrivalled in the worldwide super sports car arena.”
In a statement announcing its year-end financial results, the Italian supercar arm of the Volkswagen Group noted that it has “already sold more than 12 months’ production of (the) new V12 model, deliveries of which will start in the second half of 2011.”