The Lamborghini Aventador is a two-seater hyper sportscar and was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in 2011. The Aventador will replace the Murciélago and uses a 6.5-litre, V12 engine which produces 700 HP at 8,250 rpm and 509 lb-ft at 5,500 rpm. This output is just enough to sprint the car from 0-60 mph in just 2.9 seconds while blasting off a top speed of 217 mph.
First Lindsay Lohan dominated the TopSpeed pages and now The Bieb-man himself, Justin Bieber, is set to tackle our pages. This time around, however, he wasn’t driving like an ass to get away from paparazzi; nope, this time he was driving like an ass simply because… he enjoys driving like an ass – at least that’s what we can make of it.
Over in the United Arab Emirates, even Justin Bieber can’t weasel his way into renting a car because he is just shy of the minimum age requirement. So, what does a millionaire pop sensation teeny bopper do in this instance? Well, borrow an Aventador from a “friend,” of course.
But, that’s not what gets him on our front page. What gets him here is the fact that he was caught breaking driving laws in Dubai via six different traffic cameras. According to reports, the teen idol was driving excessively fast and when the recently supercar’d out Dubai police department tried to stop him, he simply kept on going.
The report of the police trying to pull The Bieb over and him failing to yield leaves a massive hole in the story that has yet to be filled. We still don’t know why he was driving so fast and we are really wondering why in the world he didn’t pull over when the police attempted to stop him. There are reports that he was late to a few shows in the area, so he may have been speeding to get to those, but we highly doubt he would drive himself to his shows.
We’re sure that more details will emerge as time goes on, so stay tuned for more.
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Earlier this year, it was rumored that Lamborghini would unveil a special Aventador LP720-4 at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show as a celebration to its 50th anniversary. But the show only brought that strange-looking Veneno three-off supercar.
It looks like Lamborghini decided to keep this special edition for the 2013 Shanghai Auto Show - a date that gets closer to its May 7th anniversary. Lambo has named the new special edition the Aventador LP720-4 50° Anniversario and its name pretty much says it all. In Lamborghini speak, that name translates that it celebrates the company’s 50th anniversary and its output has been increased by an extra 20 horsepower.
The model has received a special Giallo Maggio (May yellow) exterior paint - as a tribute to the most preferred color chosen by Lamborghini costumers since May 1963.
The new Aventador LP720-4 50° Anniversario will be limited to only 100 units.
Updated 04/23/2013: Lamborghini has dropped the first promo video for the new LP720-4 50° Anniversario special edition built to celebrate the company’s 50th anniversary. Also released is Lamborghini CEO, Stephen Winkelmann, describing the Aventador LP720-4 50° Anniversario. Enjoy!
Hit the jump to read more about the Lamborghini Aventador LP720-4 50° Anniversario.
The fact that Lamborghini will be offering an even faster version of the Aventador supercar shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone; the company did the same with the Murcielago and it will surely do the same with the new Aventador.
What is surprising is that our spy photographers have already caught what appears to be the first mule for the next Aventador SV. Typically, Lambo leaves the SV variant for the tail end of a model’s lifespan, like it did with the Murcielago.
The car was caught testing these past days at the Nürburgring race track, and according to our spy photographers, it was so fast that it almost went unnoticed.
At first look, it appears that we are looking at a standard Aventador, but in fact it features tons of updates. It sits on race-ready, center-lock wheels wrapped in high-performance tires. Additionally, the front brake calipers are also mounted in a different position than the normal Aventador.
Also, this Aventador features an air splitter that is slightly lower to help optimize its aerodynamics, plus an extra aerodynamic flap is added to the rear spoiler for extra downforce.
More details on the new Aventador SV will be unveiled at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.
There’s something to be said for a country that doesn’t lack in wealthy people to have a police department with a patrol car like this.
In yet another example of Dubai’s fascination for high-priced exotic cars, the country’s police department has taken delivery of a patrol car unlike any other: a Lamborghini Aventador.
Now, understand. Supercar’s aren’t that uncommon in Dubai so it might be a good idea for the police to go after these exotics with an exotic of its own. You know, to “level the playing the field.”
But that doesn’t take away from the bombastic nature of having a 700-horsepower Italian supercar with a six-figure price tag serving as a law enforcement vehicle. It’s not out of the stretch of the imagination that these Aventador will be mostly a "display" police car and won’t be used in official duty.
But still, there’s a level of unrest seeing car like this in your rearview mirror with its lights flashing.
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Recently, Al & Eds took a crack at the Aventador, giving it a new aero kit and a modest performance tune that gives the mighty Italian supercar a little extra juice. The first trick was to give the Aventador a new body kit, which Al & Eds succeeded in doing with new body panels made from carbon fiber. A larger apron with bigger air inlets was installed, as was a new front lip with its own daytime driving lights.
There are also new front wings, a new hood with air inlets, a new carbon-fiber diffuser that is integrated into the new carbon-fiber rear apron, and a carbon-fiber rear wing.
After doing all that, Al & Eds coated the carbon-fiber panels with a bright orange paint, thus establishing the wicked look of this raging bull. From there, the work went to the supercar’s 6.5-liter V-12 engine, which was tuned to produce 754 horsepower, an increase of 54 ponies from the standard 700-horsepower output of the Aventador.
With those upgrades in tow, it wouldn’t surprise us the least if this tuned Lambo can clock a top speed of over 220 mph.
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Sometimes, you can only let out an exasperated sigh.
The Lamborghini Aventador is, by all measures, a high-powered, true-as-can-be supercar. It’s appeal is hinged on the fact that it’s an exotic-looking beast with performance credentials unmatched by most cars in today’s world.
What it isn’t is a limousine, which is what UK-based luxury-car-for-hire company, Cars For Stars, is trying to turn it into.
To be fair to Cars For Stars, it’s designing the Lambo limo to remain "loyal to the original iconic Aventador design,” except with the caveat that it’s going to be much longer than what the Aventador is used to. But Cars For Stars is keeping most of the Aventador’s defining features, including the upwards-opening scissor doors, which will now have four of them as opposed to the two in the standard Aventador.
The company also said that the Aventador limousine will be built with only the finest materials in mind, including plush leather interiors emblazoned with the Cars For Stars logo, heated seats, plasma screens, iPod docks, surround sound, champagne bars and plenty more.
We have no doubts that Cars For Stars won’t disrespect the spirit of the Aventador, but there’s something to be said about turning a supercar into a luxury limousine that looks more and more like an expensive novelty more than anything else.
With 700 horsepower under its hood, the Aventador is a supercar that needs no upgrades - not on the exterior, and especially not in its engine bay. Still, British tuner, Kahn Design, seems to disagree with Lamborghini when it says it has developed the ultimate supercar and today it announced an upgrade kit for the Aventador.
In true Kahn Design spirit, only the Aventador’s interior has been modified, while the exterior updates have been kept to minimum and only includes new 20-inch Kahn Santagata wheels finished in hyper or liquid silver.
On the interior, the two sports seats were covered in Nappa leather with white stitching. The tuner also installed a quilted steering wheel with airbags, instrument surround and center console in Nappa leather.
Each customer will have the possibility to customize the look of his supercar depending on his personal taste. Kahn Design is offering them the possibility to choose from an infinite palette of colors, fabric, leather and trim pieces.
While this isn’t the first Carbonado program Mansory has made for the Aventador, it does come with some striking new components, including: a new front lip spoiler, a new front wing and bonnet, and Mansory-developed daytime running lights.
The program also includes newly designed side skirts with improved air intakes for increased ventilation of the front radiator. A diffuser is also built into the equally new rear spoiler, creating important control to the rear at high speeds. Rounding out Mansory’s Carbonado styling kit are the replacements for the roof and engine compartment with carbon-fiber versions and the installation of a new set of 21-inch ultra-light forged wheels with carbon-fiber inlays and wrapped in Pirelli P Zero tires.
When talking about a Mansory-dressed interior, naturally, only the finest of materials are used. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the aftermarket company used processed leather for the seats and the dashboard, a material that’s claimed to be "durable yet still extraordinarily soft.” Adding to the exclusivity of the leather treatment is the individual graining and perfect hand stitching. From there, Mansory added more carbon-fiber components on the doors, the fittings and the center console, installed non-slip aluminum pedals and repositioned the starter button from the center console to the roof lining.
In terms of performance, the Carbonado is a certified beast on four wheels, boasting of a comprehensive engine upgrade that includes the addition of two turbochargers, the replacement of a number of engine parts with racing parts and the installation of a newly designed exhaust system. All taken together, Mansory was able to increase the output of the supercar to a staggering 1,250 horsepower with an electronically-limited peak torque of 590 pound-feet.
All taken together, the Carbonado program allows the Aventador to hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.6 seconds with a top speed of 236 mph.
Lamborghini is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and to mark the event the company has prepared a series of special events. Along with numerous parades, Lamborghini will also unveil a series of special-editions supercars, and one of them was recently confirmed for its official debut at the Geneva Motor Show.
Lamborghini designer Filippo Prini confirmed that it will be a "big surprise" to everyone and that it will be "a homologated car." Bad news is that rumors are pointing toward it being built in limited edition: about 10 units are rumored to be developed. Some reports are also floating around that this could be the fastest car in Lamborghini’s history. If that rumors ends up being true, we would expect a 0-to-60 time under 2.5 seconds and a top speed well in excess of 200 mph – basically faster than the Sesto Elemento.
Lamborghini will have some supercar company in Geneva, as Ferrari will bring the Enzo successor, McLaren will bring the production version P1 supercar and Pagani also announced a surprise for the show.
Before you get too excited, keep in mind that a few days ago it was rumored that Lamborghini will unveil the Aventador LP720-4 in Geneva. Could this be the official confirmation? If so, the rumors of the fastest Lambo ever are definitely untrue, as there is no way that an extra 20 horsepower could put the Aventador in that class, unless the Italians are being sneaky with it…
If at some point in the year you decide to finally take the jump and buy a Lamborghini Aventador Roadster, we’d be the first ones to offer you congratulations.
That is until after we remind you that, according to Lamborghini, the entire inventory of Aventador Roadsters until the middle of next year has already been sold out.
Yep. If you want one, you’re going to have to wait a really long time to get it. This news isn’t all that surprising, considering the Aventador, for one, is really awesome and for another thing, is really, really awesome.
It certainly looks like Lamborghini has another hot ticket on their hands, making them two for two with the Aventador. If you really insist on getting yours in advance, then the you must pay an enormous amount in advance or comply to paying special taxes.
Either way, it’ll most likely cost you more than the supercar’s $440,000 sticker price. But, if you have the money for it, what’s stopping you?