About the Lamborghini Aventador
The Lamborghini Aventador is a two-door, mid-engine four-wheel drive coupe known for its handling, speed, and top performance. The vehicle is produced at the Sant’Agata Bolognese plant in Italy. Within months of its debut, the entire 12-month production line was sold out and a new production line was started for the second half of 2011.Only 4,000 units in total are planned for production. Molds made to create the carbon fiber body are only meant to last for the production of 500 units, and only eight were made. Unless further molds are produced, 4,000 will, indeed, be the entire run.
The Lamborghini Aventador appeared on the British automotive show Top Gear shortly after its release. Although the presenter Richard Hammond was blown away by the vehicle’s performance, he complained that due to the responsive controls, the Lamborghini lost its sense of danger.
The Aventador also made appearances in several racing video games.Lamborghini Aventador Features
The 2012 Lamborghini Aventador is full of goodies for the person who can afford its staggering starting price of €255,000 in Europe or $379,700 in the U.S.
The engine inside the car is a monster: a 6.5-liter 60 degree V-12 engine that can practically shoot the machine into outer space. The car can go from zero to 62 mph in 2.9 seconds with a top speed of around 217 mph.
The transmission is built out of the Haldex four-wheel drive system using a Lamborghini-built robotized independent shifting rod (ISR) in the gearbox.
The car weighs a mere 3,472 pounds at the curb. Keeping the weight low is a key to the car’s blinding speed. Ceramic brakes keep the car from running off the road.
Several paint styles are available including solid standard paint in Nero Aldebaran (black), Giallo Evros (yellow), or Bianco Isis (white). Several metallic, pearl and matt finishes are also available.
The chassis is made of a carbon-fiber monocoque. The car rides on 19-inch front and 20-inch rear alloy silver rims with Pirelli P Zero tires. A pushrod front and rear suspension keeps the car under control through the hardest turns.
Inside, Lamborghini doesn’t skimp on the plush materials such as leather upholstery, high quality carpet, and manual seats with an adjustable backrest.
A sport vehicle needs to be safe with so much power under the hood. Dual stage driver’s side airbags are paired with an adaptive passenger airbag. Side airbags and knee bags are also standard. Seat belts are fitted with pre-tensioners and load limiters. The steering wheel also collapses when impact occurs.
One thing that miffed experts about the Aventador ere the wide bevvy of electronic controls that make the car too easy to drive. They complain about the lack of passion and danger inherent in driving the Aventador. For those wanting a safe and fast ride, however, the controls are extensive: ABS, EBD, ASR, ESC, hill holder, electronic controls for the rear spoiler, and side air intake and integrated commands for the shifting of the Haldex system.
Although the inside of the car is a bit bare, there are a few interesting luxury items such as a push start button, on-board computer, multimedia system, and iPod USB interface. The cabin is a full TFT cockpit, pretty impressive for racing enthusiasts.
Lights on the machine include LED running lights and bi-xenon headlights for the front. A rain sensor keeps the windshield free of moisture in even the lightest of rains.
All in all, the Aventador is a mean package for the high-performance car enthusiast.
The Lamborghini Aventador is a luxury sport coupe. That being the case, not many normal consumers will be able to afford the vehicle. Yet, it is still a pretty piece of machinery to dream over.