2011 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4

Lamborghini Aventador

Lamborghini Aventador is a high-performance sports car produced by the Italian automaker Lamborghini. It was introduced as the successor to the Murciélago and has become one of Lamborghini’s most iconic and powerful models. Here’s a brief history of the Lamborghini Aventador:

Development and Introduction

– Development of the Aventador began in 2005 under the codename “LB834.” The car was officially unveiled at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, and production started the same year. Its name, “Aventador,” was derived from a bull of the Spanish Corrida that was known for its courageous nature and outstanding performance in the ring.

Design and Engineering

Aventador  features a bold and aggressive design, with sharp lines, aerodynamic sculpting, and Lamborghini’s signature scissor doors. It utilizes a carbon fiber monocoque chassis, which provides exceptional strength and rigidity while keeping the weight relatively low. The Aventador is powered by a mid-mounted 6.5-liter naturally aspirated V12 engine, producing impressive performance figures. In its latest iteration, the Aventador S, the engine produces 730 horsepower and 509 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent to all four wheels via Lamborghini’s proprietary all-wheel-drive system, known as “Lamborghini Doppia Frizione” (LDF), which incorporates a seven-speed automated manual transmission.

Updates and Special Editions

– Over the years, Lamborghini has introduced several updates and special editions of the Aventador to enhance its performance and exclusivity. In 2012, Lamborghini introduced the Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster, a convertible version with a removable carbon fiber roof panel. In 2016, the Aventador S was unveiled, featuring various aerodynamic and performance improvements, including revised styling, an active rear wing, and an enhanced suspension system. Lamborghini introduced the Aventador SVJ (Superveloce Jota) in 2018, a track-focused variant that held the lap record for production cars at the Nürburgring Nordschleife for a period. In 2021, Lamborghini unveiled the Aventador LP 780-4 Ultimae, which serves as the final iteration of the Aventador, combining features from the Aventador S and SVJ models.

Legacy and Influence

– The Aventador has played a crucial role in shaping Lamborghini’s reputation for producing extreme and uncompromising supercars. It has become an iconic model, admired for its striking design, exhilarating performance, and the distinctive sound of its naturally aspirated V12 engine. Technological advancements and design cues from the Aventador have influenced subsequent Lamborghini models, such as the Huracán and the Sián hybrid hypercar.  Aventador has also been featured in popular culture, including appearances in movies, music videos, and video games, further cementing its status as a symbol of automotive excellence and luxury.

In summary, the Lamborghini Aventador represents the pinnacle of Lamborghini’s engineering prowess and showcases the brand’s commitment to creating extreme, high-performance sports cars that push the boundaries of design and speed.

Engine 6,5 l V12
Power 700 hp @ 8,250 rpm (522 kW)
Torque 509 lb·ft @ 5,500 rpm (690 N·m)
Induction Atmospheric
Fuel type 98 Octane
Transmission 7-speed automatic
Drivetrain 4WD
Steering rack and pinion, variable assist
Turning diameter 12 m
Front suspension independent, wishbones
Rear suspension independent, wishbones
Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
Front tires P255/30ZR20
Rear tires P355/25ZR21
Length 4,797 mm
Width 2,030 mm
Height 1,136 mm
Wheelbase 2,700 mm
Front track 1,720 mm
Rear track 1,700 mm
Weight 1,575 kg
Power to weight ratio 331.0 W/kg
0-100 km/h 2.9 s
80-120 km/h N/A
Top speed 350 km/h (217 mph)