Lamborghini has done it again and has come up with another sinister of a sports car. The Aventador’s 700hp V12 engine makes it the most powerful sports car around. It was not surprising that Lamborghini chose this name for this new model. Aventador is the name of the famous bull that fought a most courageous battle at the Trofeo de la Pena La Madronera held at the Saragossa Arena in 1993. The Lamborghini LP700-4 Aventador faces the sports car arena as the car company’s flagship racer. Evidently, this fierce racer is fitted with everything to beat all others on the race track.
All of the Aventador’s 4.78m x 2.26m x 1.14m body has been specially designed and engineered for the best aerodynamics possible, integrating front and rear spoilers into the body’s shell. The entire body is optimized for directional stability and high speed handling. The look of the Aventador is imposing with its bi-xenon headlamps beaming from its glossy black frames. Its sides stretch out in sweeping strokes that look like sinewy muscles that extend towards the rear wheel. The upward-opening doors add the distinctive Lamborghini mark to the Aventador – the air intakes behind these doors double as cooling features for the engine.
The heart of the Aventador is its 6.5-L V12 engine that racks up 700hp at 8,250 rpm and a torque of 509 lb/ft at 5,500rpm. This first all-new Lamborghini developed engine is an improvement over the previous V12 versions. This engine manages to get up to 60mph from standstill in only 2.9 seconds. Stepping on the gas kicks up the needle to a top speed of 217 mph. The faster speed is achieved with the lighter load brought about by the aluminium-silicon alloy used in the engine casing. On the whole, the Aventador still packs the highest power to weight ration in the sports car arena. Even as Lamborghini has pumped up its production line for the Aventador, the list of people willing to shell out almost $400,000 and waiting in line for this sports car is still quite long.