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Lamborghini Seeking Balance Between Performance and “Social Acceptance”

Smaller, third-model, possibly even a hybrid could come from Italian supercar maker.

by on Mar.08, 2011

Lamborghini offsets the added performance of the new Aventador with the use of super-light carbon fiber.

If you want anything faster you might have to hitch a ride off an aircraft carrier.  The new Lamborghini Aventador’s 700-horsepower V12 can propel the supercar from 0 to 100 kmh (62.5 mph) in just 2.9 seconds, about as fast as a skydiver accelerates during freefall.

Performance is the watchword for the Italian brand, whose emblem is a raging bull – indeed, the new Aventador was named after a legendary fighting bull.  Yet for all the emphasis on power and speed, the Volkswagen subsidiary cannot ignore the issue of what CEO Stefan Winkelmann calls “social acceptance.”

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“We can’t turn the clock back” to the days when brands like Lamborghini could ignore mounting concerns about the environment, Winkelmann tells TheDetroitBureau.com.  “We have to do something about social acceptance.”

And that could lead to some surprising moves by the supercar maker, perhaps even the introduction of a hybrid-electric powertrain as it moves forward with plans to add a third model to its current, two-platform line-up.

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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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First Look: Lamborghini Sesto Elemento

Putting the sixth element to good use.

by on Sep.30, 2010

The Lamborghini Sesto Elemento show car with CEO Stephan Winkelmann and friends.

At an event that some have started calling, “The Paris Electric Vehicle Motor Show,” the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento might seem almost out of place.

Sure, it uses advanced carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP) and modern design principles to hold its weight down to just 2202 pounds.  But there were no batteries in sight, nor under that carbon fiber skin – just a massive 5.2-liter V-10 making 570 horsepower and 550 newton-meters of torque.

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For the mathematically challenged, that works out to a power-to-weight ratio of 1.75 kg/horsepower, an awesome figure few cars not specifically designed for the track have come close to.

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