.Geneva, Switzerland – Lamborghini has unveiled the Aventador LP 700-4 at the Geneva Motor Show. The new 700-horsepower model will replace the Murciélago as the company’s flagship super sports car when it goes on sale in the summer of 2011.
The Aventador is based on a carbon fibre monocoque design and uses a 6.5-litre twelve-cylinder engine. Its dry weight of only 1,575 kilograms gives it a weight-to-power ratio of 2.25 kg per hp, and it has a zero-to-100 km/h acceleration of 2.9 seconds, with a top speed of 350 km/h.
“With the Aventador LP 700-4, the future of the super sports car is now part of the present,” said Stephan Winkelmann, president and CEO of Lamborghini. “Its exceptional package of innovative technologies is unique, its performance simply overwhelming. The Aventador is a jump of two generations in terms of design 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.”