Lamborghini Aventador 

  • $376k built in Italy
  • 2011
  • 700 HP 6.5L
  • 217 mph
The single-clutch, seven-speed automated manual Graziano gearbox is lighter and more compact than a dual-clutch unit, which helped Lamborghini meet its 3472-pound (dry) weight target for the Aventador.
by Car and Driver (May, 2011)
All that said, when waxing lyrical about his brand's latest achievement, Lamborghini president and CEO Stephan Winklemann isn't as enamored with the Aventador's dynamite acceleration, or stratospheric top speed, or single-family-home price tag as he is with the supercar's handling.
by MotorTrend

Road Tests Real world tests of the Lamborghini Aventador

0-60mph

Aventador LP 700-4 Coupe
2.9 s

Top speed

Aventador LP 700-4 Coupe
217 mph
458 Italia
202 mph

0-100mph

Aventador LP 700-4 Coupe
5.8 s

Top Gear track time

Aventador LP 700-4 Coupe
1:16.50
Huayra
1:13.80
458 Italia
1:19.10

1/4 mile

Aventador LP 700-4 Coupe
10.2 s

Nurburgring time

Aventador LP 700-4 Coupe
7:25.0
McLaren P1
6:47.0

Data points Key details of the Lamborghini Aventador

Price

Aventador LP 700-4 Coupe
$376k
Veneno
$4.106M
Huayra
$2.295M

Horsepower

Aventador LP 700-4 Coupe
700 HP
LaFerrari
950 HP

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Powertrain

Lamborghini says the ISR Transmission will crack off upshifts in 50 milliseconds, roughly 40% faster than the old E-Gear transmission.
by MotorTrend
The Aventador is equipped with a high-end audio system, but we prefer to listen to the conversation between our right foot and the engine.
by Car and Driver (May, 2011)
With this in mind, engineers created a new transmission to work in conjunction with the newly developed engine.
by MotorTrend

Performance

So it should come as no surprise that Lamborghini’s new flagship can sprint to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds and clear the quarter-mile in 10.5 sec.
by www.roadandtrack.com
Maximum piston speeds have been reduced from almost 24 m/s at 8000 RPM, the Murcielago's redline, compared to 21 m/s at 8250 RPM at the Aventador's redline, resulting in fewer frictional losses.
by MotorTrend
Lamborghini has topped that with the 690 horsepower and 509 pound-feet of torque in the Aventador.
by MotorTrend

Handling

But unlike its predecessor, which was built around a steel frame chassis with double-wishbone suspension, the all-new Aventador boasted a full carbon-fiber monocoque occupant cell and advanced push-rod suspension.
by AutoBlog (Feb, 2013)
Body roll was moderate, and on some turns, I was able to break the rear Pirelli P Zero tires loose to help point the car’s nose in the right direction.
by www.roadandtrack.com
Smart all-wheel drive delivers the power to the wheels based on available traction, and electronic front and mechanical rear limited-slip differentials hook up the massive Pirelli PZero tires.
by KBB (Mar, 2013)

Engine

The short-stroke V-12 revs so smoothly and so quickly, it finds the 8250-rpm limiter seemingly too soon.
by MotorTrend
Throttle response was lightning fast (one of the quickest I've ever encountered), and the power from the V12 came on immediately.
by AutoBlog (Feb, 2013)
At the heart of the Aventador is a naturally aspirated dry sump 6.5-liter V12 that's mid-mounted in the chassis in an aluminum subframe.
by AutoBlog (Feb, 2013)

Interior

The Aventador's interior is high-tech in look but refreshingly conventional in the location and function of its various displays and controls.
by cars.com (Jan, 2014)
Each top panel weighs only 13.2 pounds thanks to the Lamborghini’s first application of its forged-composite process, which squeezes 1-to-2-inch carbon fibers laced with resin and packed into a precise mold in a heated 1100-ton press.
by Car and Driver (Feb, 2013)
The rest of the interior is a radical break with Lamborghini tradition, a mix of fighter-jet cockpit and video-game fantasy.
by Car and Driver (May, 2011)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Lamborghini
Price $376,000
Type of car Production car
Year 2011
City mileage 11 MPG
Highway mileage 17 MPG

design

Body style Coupe
Top type Hard fixed

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 4.96 lb/hp
Maximum hp 700 HP @ 8,250 RPM
Maximum torque 509 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM
Max RPM 8,250 RPM
Engine placement Mid
Weight distribution 43%/57%
Steering system rack&pinionPAS

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front suspension Independent
Rear suspension Independent
Front brakes 15.75 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes 14.96 in Ventilated Disc
Front wheels 255/35 19
Wheel material Steel
Rear wheels 508/? 305
Wheel material Steel

road tests

Top speed 217 mph
1/4 mile 10.2 s
0-60mph 2.9 s
0-100mph 5.8 s
0-200kph 8.6 s
Distance 106 ft
Lateral acceleration 1.01 g
Top gear time 1:16.50
20.6km nurburgring time 7:25.0
Laguna seca lap time 1:35.40
Hockenheim short lap time 1:08.60
Drag coefficient 0.32

transmission

Drivetrain 4WD
Shift system Automatic
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 7 gears
Paddle shifters N/A

engine

Displacement 6,498 cc
Cylinders V12
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 11.8:1
Bore/stroke 3.74 in / 3.01 in
Valvetrain DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 valves

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,472 lb
Width 79.9 in
Height 44.7 in
Length 188.2 in
Front track width 68 in
Ground clearance 5.7 in
Wheelbase 106.3 in
Has a rear spoiler Yes
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