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.
In modern days, when a supercar does not use carbon fiber in its development, it cannot be consider a “real” supercar. The use of this material makes every model significantly lighter when compared to the use of any other material, but it also increases the price significantly.
But carbon fiber is not only being used in the development of supercar. The same material is being used in high-performance airplanes. Lamborghini has unveiled a very cool video presenting how the carbon fiber is used in the development of its latest Aventador supercar and the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Not a surprising comparison considering the Aventador has been inspired by the world of jet-fighters - more exactly the F22 Raptor.
For the Aventador, carbon fiber has been used for the monocoque, body and chassis, ceramic brake system and numerous parts of the aerodynamic package. See how it improves the performance numbers of the Aventador by watching this video.
Remember back in August when Oakley Design and Refined-Marques unveiled the Aventador Dragon Edition? They announced it as a 10-model run for the Italian supercar with the first one, fancily dressed in a chrome Aqua-Blue exterior body, presented at the Chelsea Auto Legends event in London.
Well, the two aftermarket companies have tied up once again to introduce the second of the 10 Dragon Edition models for the Lamborghini supercar. This time around, Oakly Design and Refined Marques opted for a more subtle white body color to go with the slew of components from its aerodynamic body kit. The kit includes a modified front bumper, an enormous fixed rear wing, and plenty of carbon fiber accents throughout the car. Rounding out the exterior mods are a new set of HRE wheels, color-painted brake calipers, and enough "Dragon Edition" badging to make us remember the kind of exclusivity this supercar has.
Inside, individually-numbered plaques and embroidered dragons on the doors further gives exclusivity to the Aventador.
And as far as performance goes, Oakley Design and Refined Marques have remapped the Aventador’s ECU and added a titanium exhaust system. With these upgrades in tow, the Aventador’s overall weight has been shaved by 35 kg (77 lbs) to go with an increased output of 760 horsepower and 550 pounds-per-feet of torque.
Each automakers has its own distinctive way of wishing you a very Merry Christmas! But not everybody can pull something like what Lamborghini did with this latest commercial when they gave ’ol Saint Nick a specially developed ride for the holiday season.
It features the company’s latest 700 HP Lamborghini Aventador and, of course, Santa Claus behind the wheel of the Italian raging bull. It certainly looks like Santa has found a solution of delivering all those presents a little bit faster, using 700 horses instead of the usual nine reindeers.
If you were wondering why Santa is so relaxed and drinks one chocolate milk shake after another, the answer is very simple: he knows that this year, things are going to be a little bit different and that he has no reasons to rush because he’s got a powerful supercar doing the deliveries with him.Lets just hope it will be fast enough to help him get in time to all the kids around the globe.
Just like Lamborghini, we want to wish all of you a Merry Christmas!
It looks like even the greatest supercars in the world are affected by certain recalls. The latest one comes from Lamborghini who announced a voluntary recall for certain 2012 Aventador models manufactured between July 15, 2011and April 20, 2012 due to a problem with the headlamps.
According to the recall, the 144 units affected are failing to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment." The affected vehicles may have headlights that can be aimed horizontally but not vertically.
Because of this incorrect headlamp aim the driver’s visibility is being reduced and it can also blind oncoming traffic. Either condition may increase the risk of crash.
The safety recall will begin on December 17, 2012. Lamborghini will notify owners, and your local will enable the vertical aiming and disable the horizontal aiming of the headlights, free of charge. If you are driving such a model you are being advised to contact Lamborghini at 1-866-681-6276.
The new Aventador Verus is finished in a brilliant black that further intensifies the aggressive look of the Italian bull. SR Auto Group also installed a new set of wheels, which were designed by PUR Wheels. Measuring 20-by-9 inches up front and 21-by-13 inches at the rear and featuring a Modern Black face with Gloss Lumiere lip, these new wheels are a perfect match for the Aventador’s razor sharp lines and slippery-looking paint job.
We don’t know about you, but we strongly believe black is the right color for any supercar out there and this is the main reason why Project Verus is on top of our favorite aesthetic kits for the Aventador.
We’ve seen our fair share of exotics, special editions and concepts in the auto industry. Rare is the occasion when we’re rendered speechless and have to recover our jaws from the floor.
Today, however, both of those happened when DMC Tuning officially pulled the covers off of its latest aftermarket masterpiece for the Lamborghini Aventador, the DMC Aventador LP900 SV Limited Edition.
We have to say, the wait was arduous and a little painstaking, especially after DMC decided to inundate us with all those different teasers, causing many of sleepless nights on our end. As much as we want to blame DMC for our newly acquired insomnia, we can’t. We just can’t.
Not after it released a program that more than lives up to the buzz it’s been generating in the past few weeks. About the only thing that disappointed us with this car is the exclusivity of the program, something that you’ll find out when you go past the jump to find out more about the Lamborghini Aventador LP900 SV Limited Edition.
DMC cleverly decided to set December 12, 2012 as the date it was going to unveil its special edition program for the Lamborghini Aventador. With that date reading 12/12/12, the growing sentiment that we’re in for a huge surprise has become more palpable as the day nears.
For its part, DMC is doing a pretty good job wetting our appetites without giving away too much, which it’s done through the tried-and-tested method of teaser photos. Recently, a pair of new photos showing DMC engineers working on the Aventador showed up on the Web.
Both photos show the full body of the Aventador, including glimpses of what looks like a huge rear spoiler and carbon side sills. Meanwhile, the other photo gives us a better look at the enormous carbon fiber front end, a possible preview of a body kit that’ll blow our minds away.
Understandably, we’re champing at the bit to see the whole project come to a head on 12/12/12. Exercising patience has never been one of our strong suits, so we’ll keep an eye out for more details.
If somebody told you that they wanted a Lamborghini Aventador for Christmas, there’s a good chance that you probably wouldn’t be able to afford it. Fret not, as AUTOart has a reasonable alternative in the form of a 1:18 scale model of the mighty Aventador.
The downside to giving this scale model as a Christmas gift is the obvious fact that nobody’s going to be able to drive it. Apart from that, this scale model has all the tools to be a hot seller for the holidays.
The detailing of this Giala Orion Aventador is mighty impressive, particularly the interior, which was done so intricately that a lot of details contained in it can actually be found on the actual supercar. The kind of attention to detail needed to make that possible is incredible and goes to show just how finely built this scale model is.
Here’s the other caveat: this scale model doesn’t come cheap at all. We assume that in large part because of the intricate design of the model – on top of the royalties paid to Lambo – but AUTOart has priced it at a whopping €168, which is about $220 based on current exchange rates.
But if someone’s insistent enough to want an Aventador for the holidays, you can make that person happy without having to burn holes in your wallet.
The DMC has set the date — 12/12/12 — when it will officially unveil what is now becoming a highly anticipated, special-edition Lamborghini Aventador. This particular model took its inspiration from another one-off Aventador, the Aventador J, and is being touted as a nuttier model than the 900-horsepower Aventador Molto Veloce.
In the weeks leading up to the unveiling, DMC Tuning released a couple of teaser photos of the Aventador getting prepped by company engineers. The latest to come out gives us a pretty good look at the front end of the Italian supercar, which appears to have been completely turned into carbon fiber.
Seeing this makes us wonder if DMC still has more of those carbon-fiber components lying around its garage; we certainly wouldn’t be surprised if the Italian supercar’s rear end gets the same oversized carbon-fiber bumper as the front. Heck, at this point, it won’t shock us if the entire body was turned into carbon fiber!
DMC has yet to reveal any details regarding the performance numbers of this special edition Aventador. Make no mistake about it, we expect an output of at least 900 horsepower. Wouldn’t make sense to tout this build so much and have it end up being less powerful than the Molto Veloce, right?
The cool thing about being famous, wealthy, or both, is that you can have pretty much whatever you want in this world. That includes one-off custom supercars from one of the world’s most highly regarded aftermarket companies.
That’s exactly the case for Nasser Al-Thani of the Qatar Royal family. With just about anything at his disposal, Al-Thani decided to get a Lamborghini Aventador. However, he didn’t want any old Aventador, he wanted the LP760 version from Oakley Design.
More importantly, he wanted one so unique that he commissioned the tuning company to build him one that’s as unique as they come. Originally finished in an Arancio Argos color, Oakley Design repainted the supercar with a Pearl Green finish, but that’s not the end of it. During the first coat of lacquer, Oakley Design used 18-carat gold leaf metal flakes that were supplied by none other than Nasser Al-Thani himself. Nine more coats of lacquer were used, making the body look absolutely stunning.
From there, Oakley Design used plenty of carbon fiber components on the Aventador, including a longer central front chin spoiler. The side sill intakes were opened up to improve airflow and cooling, and larger rear bumper vents were used to extract more hot air out of the car. The top air box on the supercar was also opened to increase ram-air effect on the engine. Even the diffuser now has extended vanes, thus improving the Aventador’s stability when it’s running at high speeds. Finally, the rear spoiler was set at 15 degrees to improve the top speed while also optimizing the downforce-to-drag ratio.
The exact performance numbers for this bespoke Aventador have yet to be released, but we expect it to be in the neighborhood of 760 horsepower. Whatever output this unique, one-off Aventador carries, those 18-carat gold leaf metal flakes used on the paint of the supercar is the true show stopper of the program.