Making its debut at the Geneva Motor Show, Lamborghini has finally taken off the curtains on its much-awaited latest hypercar, the 2012 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4. A little history behind the name is that “Aventador” was the name of a bull that won the “Trofeo de la Peña La Madroñera” during a battle at the Saragossa Arena way back in October of 1993.
The Aventador is equipped with a 6.5liter V12 engine with an AWD layout capable of putting out 700HP at 8,250rpm and 509lb-ft at 5,500rpm. It can accelerate 0-60mph in as little as 2.9 seconds. The engine, which weighs just 235kg thanks to an aluminum-silicon alloy, is the first new engine since the Countach that has been developed by Lamborghini.
It comes at 4.78 meters in length, 2.26 meters in width, and only 1.136 meters in height. The design is obviously based on the newest Sesto Elemento and Reventon concepts. There will be a total of 13 colors that will be available in pearlescent, pastel metallic, and matte finishes. With the high demand for matte painted high end cars, Lamborghini has also stated that there will be 3 matte tones available.
The center control of the Aventador has been dubbed “Human-Machine Interface” by Lamborghini. It features gauges that act like the ones from a jet plane, a large LCD screen for instrumentation, and another LCD where navigation and stereo functions are located.
The supercar is slated for a release in late summer 2011. With only 4000 units being produced, it will be difficult to find one at dealerships as Lamborghini has been taking orders for years and will have to fulfill them first. The 2012 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 will have a price tag of $379,700.