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  • irishtimes.com - Posted: March 1, 2011 @ 11:16 am

    Geneva motorshow live: Lamborghini Aventador

    Michael McAleer

    The show may be all about electric models and environmental care, but it’s still the sight of a full-blooded Lamborghini that sets a petrolhead’s heart racing.

    The new Lamborghini Aventador

    The new Aventador LP 700-4 boasts the razor-sharp exterior styling of a stealth bomber but the compact and solid lines that suggests the car is cut from a single block of steel. In reality, the gleaming bodywork cloaks some of the most advanced developments in carbon fibre production of any car firm to date.

    On sale this summer, the Aventador – named after a famous fighting bull from Zaragossa in Spain – has a lightweight monocoque made from carbon-fibre. Power comes from a new 12-cylinder with 6.5 litre engine putting out 700 bhp and boasting a 0-100 km/h time of just 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 350 km/h (217 mph) 

    The new Aventador LP 700-4 boasts the razor-sharp exterior styling of a stealth bomber but the compact and solid lines that suggests the car is cut from a single block of steel. In reality, the gleaming bodywork cloaks some of the most advanced developments in carbon fibre production of any car firm to date.

    On sale this summer, the Aventador – named after a famous fighting bull from Zaragossa in Spain – has a lightweight monocoque made from carbon-fibre. Power comes from a new 12-cylinder with 6.5 litre engine putting out 700 bhp and boasting a 0-100 km/h time of just 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 350 km/h (217 mph).


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