Lamborghini is an epitome of perfection. For just over half a century, the Italy-based company has been making exquisite sports cars that have revolutionized man’s desire to satisfy the need for speed. So when the Lamborghini Aventador was unveiled at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, it marked a new chapter in the history of the iconic car company, selling more than twelve production cars faster than you can say ‘Check Please ». After a short span of 5 years, 5,000 Aventador had already been built.
Here is the history and evolution of the Lamborghini Aventador.
The 2012 Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4
At first glance, the Aventador was a reflection of the fighting bull that gave it its name: strong, fast and aggressive. All body parts and measurements were designed to improve the car’s aerodynamics: 1,136 m high, 2.26 m wide and 4.78 m long. The rear wing was mobile and electronically controlled, providing handling and traction capabilities from its fourth-generation technology. The car featured bi-xenon headlights and glossy black bezels that further accentuated its design.
There were also two broad strokes on the side of the car, the first emphasizing the front wheel arch and the other a finely drawn line originating from the front wheel arch. To facilitate better engine cooling, the car was equipped with two gigantic air intakes behind the Lamborghini brand scissor doors. Finally, the rear came with LED lights and a lower diffuser that is beautifully shaped like the ones in the front. In terms of performance, Lamborghini introduced the new 6.5-liter 60-degree V12 engine that could generate 690 bhp at 8,250 rpm and a maximum torque of 508 lb ft. Not surprisingly, these combinations helped the supercar accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds and maintain a top speed of 217 mph.
2013 Aventador LP700-4 Roadster
For the 2013 model, Lamborghini brought a slightly more advanced Aventador dubbed the LP 700-4 Roadster, which could reach a blazing top speed of 350km / h. The car retained the same V12 engine found in the coupe version, which could produce a staggering 700 hp and 509 lb-ft of torque. The new acceleration from 0 to 60 mph was 3 seconds. New features on the mid-engined 2-door sports car include Dione-styled alloy wheels and a carbon fiber package. The electronically controlled 4WD was paired with a seven-speed semi-automatic transmission to allow an estimated 18 mph on the highway and 11 mpg in the city.
The new Aventador also came with double wishbone front and rear suspension, cylinder deactivation, optimized dampers, front and rear parking sensors, start-stop technology, iPod / iPhone integration, steering wheel-mounted controls, hands-free phone capabilities. and voice activation. navigation. Every man’s dream car! For safety, the 2013 Aventador lp700-4 roadster was equipped with tire pressure monitoring, electronic brake distribution, traction control, stability control, HID xenon headlights, two front side airbags, and antilock brakes. The result was an additional 50kg weight on the coupe, but this did not really interfere with its performance, thanks to various parts of the car being redesigned to accommodate the decreased stiffness and the introduction of larger diameter tires.
The 2014 Lamborghini Aventador
The 2014 Aventador kept the same carbon fiber construction of its predecessor and could reach a top speed of 217 mph. The integrated 6.5-liter V12 engine could generate 691 hp, while the Haldex Generation 4 all-wheel drive system directed the engine’s boost to the Pirelli tires. With an acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 2.9 seconds, the car was truly a force to be reckoned with. Customers could choose between a convertible convertible and a hardtop coupe version, but all models included an automatic climate control system, keyless entry, and heated exterior mirrors, in addition to the other features of previous versions.
2015 Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce
As if the regular Hercules Aventador models hadn’t sparked enough pandemonium, Lamborghini went ahead and released a special edition version of the supercar: the LP 750-4 Superveloce. The Super Veloce was not only faster, it was also more powerful, lighter, and had much more downforce. This was reflected in the …