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Launched in spring this year at the top event of the motoring year, the Geneva Motor Show, Lamborghini's new flagship model will give you breathtaking performance and awesome aesthetics. It is ideal to add a new dimension to your leisure time in the form of sports car hire.
The Lamborghini Aventador has the latest in Independent Shift Rods transmission, claimed to be faster and 'more emotional' than a dual-clutch system. Indeed, the seven-speed, semi-automatic gearbox achieves gear changes significantly faster than a dual clutch, in 50 milliseconds. From there, power is distributed throughout via an electronically-controlled Haldex coupling, distributing forces to both front and rear.
Formula One inspired, its lightweight chassis with pushrod suspension completes the picture. A perfect balance is achieved through aluminium double wishbones coupled with carbon-fibre ceramic brakes. Lightweight yet fierce, this Lamborghini hire gives maximum dynamism. This is accomplished thanks to three driving modes of 'Strada' (road), Sport and 'Corsa' (track). These harmonise the engine, transmission, differential, steering and dynamic control in perfect synchronicity.
Everything about this car is a step ahead, according to Stephen Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini. He calls the Aventador, "a jump of two generations in terms of design and technology ... the result of an entirely new project, but at the same time a direct and consistent continuation of Lamborghini's brand values. It is extreme in its design and its performance, uncompromising in its standards and technology, and unmistakably Italian in its style and perfection. Overall, the dynamics and technical excellence of the Aventador LP 700-4 makes it unrivalled in the worldwide super sports car arena."
The highest power to weight ratio of any supercar of this class is achieved with an engine block weighing just 235 kilograms, and an overall weight of just 1575 kilograms. This 6.5 litre 12-cyclinder lean machine produces a blistering 512 kw, reaching 62 mph in just 2.9 seconds. This sports car hire is indeed the bull with 700 horse power. On its television test debut, it achieved the second fastest time ever around the Top Gear track. However, despite the 8% increase in power over its forefathers, fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are reduced by around 20 percent.
Utopia is reached in the design cues of the Lamborghini Aventador. Whilst the Aventador represents an evolution of its predecessor, the Murcielago, it also contains hues of the limited-edition Reventon, as well as the Sesto Elemento and Estoque concepts.
The investment required to own an Aventador is over £200,000. Even if this is within your reach, all cars in the production run of the first eighteen months sold out within the first month post-launch. Production will be limited to 4000 as the moulds used to make the carbon fibre monocoque are designed to deliver 500 units each and only 8 have been made. The only way therefore to have one within your reach in the British Isles is through rent car UK.
Lamborghini recently unveiled the LP700-4 Aventador, which replaces the Murcielago as the Company's flagship model. If I'm honest, I believe that it is the best and most extreme looking Lamborghini ever made. This super sports car has a greater presence than any other Lambo ever made and its performance figures are just breathtaking.
Like prior Lamborghinis, the Aventador name was chosen for its symbolic connection to the world of fighting bulls, sharing a name with the legendary Aventador, who was a trophy-winning bull in the world of Spanish bullfighting. Bred by the sons of Don Celestino Cuadri Vides, the bull that bore the number 32 took part in a notably spirited, bloody and violent battle with a torero in the town of Zaragoza, Spain that earned him the "Trofeo de la Peña La Madroñera" in 1993. Gotta love the way these Italians choose the name.
Just when you thought horse power in a production car cannot get any higher, Lamborghini busts out with an engine that produces 690 hp and 509 lb-ft of torque. The power comes from a highly engineered 6.5 liter V12 and is transferred to the road via a 7-speed independent shift rod transmission (with dual synchronizers) supplied by Graziano Trasmissioni Group. The gearbox can execute a shift in 50 milliseconds, which is the same as the cycle time for the lowest audible tone, 20 Hz. To put that into perspective, a gear shift takes approximately 100 milliseconds in a high-performance Ferrari Enzo FXX. The LP700-4 Aventador also features a Haldex all-wheel drive system which helps distribute all that power to the road.
The LP700-4 has a curb weight of just 3,472 lbs, which is down 4.6% from the Murcielago, but still 15.4% heavier than Ferrari's Enzo flagship model. Some of the weight reduction was due to the LP700-4 having a carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP) monocoque structure which weighs only 324.5 lbs and partially to the light weight 505lb body.
All of the above combined will propel you to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 217 mph. The Murcielago base model and Ferrari Enzo would hit 60 mph in 3.5 and 3.1 seconds, respectively, and reach a top speed of 205 and 220 mph. This is a vast improvement over the Murcielago, but the Enzo still beats it modestly in the top end.
Whether you consider yourself a car aficionado or not, you've more than likely heard of the famous Italian car maker Lamborghini. The tractor maker that got mad at Enzo Ferrari and decided he had enough of Ferrari unreliability and decided to start his own car company. You've also most likely heard of the Murcielago supercar and have seen plenty of pictures in magazines and in a lot of rap videos.
The Murcielago has been the most successful Lamborghini to date with unbelievable performance, power, driving dynamics and a beautiful design. Because of these attributes, the Murcielago has seen great success in the sales department and has helped Lamborghini with massive cash-flow, which in turn has been used to develop other cars, namely the Gallardo.
As great as the Murcielago is, it has been around for almost a decade and it needs a replacement. There has been much speculation about what car is going to be replacing the aging Murcielago. Most auto journalist had thought the new supercar from Italy will be called the "Jota" or it will have a numerical name "LP700-4". However, recent documents obtained from the United States trademark office reveal that Lamborghini has trademarked the name "Aventador", which is most likely the name of their latest supercar, which will either be revealed at the Los Angeles auto show in late 2010 or early 2011 at one of the many European auto shows. It is quite possible that the new supercar will be named Aventador because of its Spanish origins, for those not familiar with how Lamborghini names their cars, they use names of famous Spanish bulls for their cars and Aventador is a famous bull that is also known as the "bull of the sons of Don Celestino Cuadri Vides".
The Aventador supercar is going to be the most powerful and fastest car ever produced by Lamborghini. Special attention has been paid to the weight of the car, as the more a car weighs the slower it's going to be and there for a greater need for a bigger engine. The Aventador is said to weigh 500 pounds less than the Murcielago, making it one of the lightest supercars that will be available in the marketplace in 2011. The car's design has been tested in the wind-tunnel to reduce drag as much as possible which will assist in the car achieving top speed. The design of the car is said to be based on the Reventon supercar, which was produced in very limited numbers and cost a whopping $1.25 million and is to date the most expensive Lamborghini.
The Aventador will also use the same engine as the Reventon which is a 6.5 liter V12 but will be producing more horsepower than the Reventon. The engine will use direct injection to produce 750 horsepower and do the 0 to 60 miles per hour run in a mind boggling 2.9 seconds. The engine is mated to a 7-speed transmission which is shifted through Formula One style paddle shifters on the steering wheel, sending power to all four wheels.