Lamborghini Aventador LP 720-4 

  • built in Italy
  • 2013
  • 720 HP 6.5L
  • 217 mph
The instrument panel is a thin-film transistor (TFT) display packed with information and offering the choice of either a speedo or tach as the main dial.
by Car and Driver (May, 2011)
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)

Road Tests Real world tests of the Lamborghini Aventador

Top speed

Aventador LP 720-4 50° Anniversario
217 mph
Nissan GT-R
195 mph
231 mph

1/4 mile

Aventador LP 720-4 50° Anniversario
10.5 s

Data points Key details of the Lamborghini Aventador

Number built

Aventador LP 720-4 50° Anniversario
100 cars
499 cars
McLaren P1
375 cars


Aventador LP 720-4 50° Anniversario
720 HP
950 HP
McLaren P1
903 HP

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight


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


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.
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
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


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.
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)


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)


The Aventador's interior is high-tech in look but refreshingly conventional in the location and function of its various displays and controls.
by (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


Brand Lamborghini
Type of car Production car
Year 2013
Number built 100 cars

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 4.96 lb/hp
Maximum hp 720 HP @ 8,250 RPM
Maximum torque 508 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM
Max RPM 8,250 RPM
Engine placement Mid
Weight distribution 43%/57%
Steering system Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
Front wheels 483/? 229
Rear wheels 508/? 305

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,572 lb
Width 79.9 in
Height 44.7 in
Length 188.2 in
Front track width 67.7 in
Wheelbase 106.3 in

road tests

Top speed 217 mph
1/4 mile 10.5 s


Drivetrain 4WD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 7 gears


Displacement 6,498 cc
Cylinders V12
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 11.8:1
Bore/stroke 3.7 in / 3 in
Valvetrain DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 valves
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