The Lamborghini Aventador LP 700–4 is a two-seater sports car publicly unveiled by Lamborghini at the Geneva Motor Show on 28 February 2011. Internally codenamed LB834, the Aventador was designed to replace the ten-year-old Murciélago as the new flagship model in the Lamborghini lineup starting in 2011. Soon after the Aventador unveiling, Lamborghini announced that it had already sold over 12 months of the production vehicles, with deliveries starting in the second half of 2011.
In keeping with Lamborghini tradition, the Aventador is named after a bull. The Aventador was a bull that fought particularly valiantly in the bull ring of Saragossa, Spain in 1993.
The Aventador's new 700 PS (510 kW; 690 bhp) 6.5 litre 60° V12 engine, weighing in at 235 kg (518 lb), is the first all-new V12 since the 3.5 litre powerplant found in the 350GT. It has a displacement of 6,498 cc (396.5 cu in) and generates a maximum torque 690 N·m (510 lb·ft) @ 5,500 rpm. The Aventador accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (0–62.1 mph) in 2.9 s. Its transmission is a single-clutch, seven-speed, semi-automatic built by Graziano Trasmissioni, which, despite being single-clutch, shifts in only 50 milliseconds. The new, electronically controlled, all-wheel drive system, developed and supplied by the Swedish company, Haldex Traction, offers traction and handling capabilities based on 4th generation technology.
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