Lamborghini Murcielago Replacement Called the Aventador

Update: March 01, 2011

2012-Lamborghini-Aventador-LP700-4After months of speculationis on the name and numerous spy shots, spy videos and leaked pictures, we finally get to see the Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 in the flesh and it IS officially called the Aventador LP700-4 (not Jota).

The car is powered by a 6.5 liter V12 engine but produces 690 horsepower (we had speculated 750) at 8,250 rpm and 509 pound-feet (690 Nm) of torque.  We already knew it will use a 7-speed ISR single clutch F1-styled transmission and send power to all four wheels.  The Aventador will do the 0 – 60 mph sprint in 2.9 seconds with a top speed of 217 mph (349 km/h).  The car weighs 3,472 pounds (1,578 kg) with a 43/57 front/rear weight distribution.  The Aventador is 188.18” long with a wheelbase of 106.29”, 79.92” wide and 44.72” high.

The starting price for the 2012 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 is $356,000 before taxes and other levies.

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According to records obtained from US trademark office, Lamborghini has trademarked the name Aventador.  People in the auto-industry believe it’s the name for the new car that will be replacing the Lamborghini Murcielago.  Most people had thought the new Lamborghini will be called Jota or LP 700-4, which is still a possibility.

According to sources, the Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 will look like the Reventon and even use the same 6.5 liter V12 engine that will produce 750 horsepower and redline at 8,250 rpm.  A 7-speed transmission will be used to get the most out of the Lamborghini Aventador.  The new Lambo is said to be able to do the 0 to 60 miles per hour sprint in 2.9 seconds and reach a top speed of 217 miles per hour.

The body of this latest supercar from Italy will be very light with the car weighing 500 pounds less than the Murcielago and rigidity will be increased by 70% thanks to carbon fiber monocoque chassis.

The name Lamborghini Aventador sounds pretty cool and in my opinion sounds a lot better than Jota, and in Lamborghini tradition, is the name of a Spanish bull.  The bull is also referred to as the “bull of the Sons of Don Celestino Cuadri Vides”.

Rumour has that the 2011/2012 Lamborghini Aventador will be showcased at the Los Angeles Auto show in a week but it probably won’t be shown there instead Lamborghini will showcase their latest Gallardo convertible car.

What do you guys think of the name “Aventador”, it does have a nice ring to it but only Lamborghini knows if it will indeed be the name for their flagship supercar.  The picture above a speculative rendering done by autoevolution and the new Lamborghini most likely will not look like that.

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I've been writing about cars for the last 8 years, but I've loved everything with an engine since I was a kid. I'll take the sound of high revving naturally aspirated engine over music, any day! Favorite Car: Porsche Cayman GT4

5 comments on “Lamborghini Murcielago Replacement Called the Aventador”

  1. Oh,oh,oh What a wonderful car .I wish I could owned one of these day when my finacial ablity to purchase one. I presume by middle of the year I could own this fantastic car.

  2. LOL…right! Everybody online seems to want to buy one or already has one…LOL…at least I wouldn’t…unless I had the money to keep up with it. I’d rather do what the other guy said, “stand right next to one and take a picture one of these days…” LOL

    C-ya suckers!

  3. Yep, most of us could never afford to buy one. I’m not even sure if I’ll get to drive one, they might let me sit in it since I run this and a few other websites. If they (Lambo dealership) let me drive one, that would probably put the biggest smile on my face ever!!

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