Lamborghini finally launched the Aventador LP700-4 – the supercar to replace the Murcielago – at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. And what a really super car it is.
The Aventador’s high-tech carbon fibre monocoque chassis is hidden under a design that shares the silhouette with the Murcielago, along with some design elements from the Gallardo and also design edges of the Reventon. But even with all the shared design language, overall the car manages to look quite fresh and is very much what a new Lamborghini from the year 2011 should be like.
The cutting edge chassis, which with its carbon fibre monocoque and aluminium front and rear sub frames provides excellent torsional rigidity and weighs in at just 229kg, allowing for some serious weight saving overall.
The Aventador weighs just 1575kg – a full 90kg less than the Murcielago LP640-4.