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First Look: Lamborghini Aventador

Italian supercar maker bull-ish about new model.

by on Mar.01, 2011

The long-awaited Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 makes its Geneva debut.

Lamborghini is bull-ish about its new supercar, the Aventador, and for good reason.  In keeping with tradition, the Italian maker has named its latest offering after a legendary bull that kept even the bravest of matadors at bay.

If looks are any indication, the new Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4will do a good job sending chills through the competition.  Impossibly low and sleek, with an arrow-like body that is one of the sleekest on the road, the new Lambo flagship was developed with twin purposes.

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“It’s all about design and performance,” explained Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winklemann, during the new car’s debut at the Geneva Motor Show.  “Our inspiration,” he added, “comes from fighter jets.”

When it comes to muscle, there’s no bull.  The 700 refers to the horsepower rating of the Aventador’s 6.5-liter V12.  That’s pumped through a new electro-mechanical gearbox that can shift in barely 50 milliseconds.  As with previous Lamborghini flagships, the new model features high-traction all-wheel-drive to ensure all that torque reaches the pavement.

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