Normally, we like to cover tuning projects that add a significant amount of updates for some of the more popular vehicles on the market today. However, in the case of the Lamborghini Aventador by ADV.1 Wheels, we couldn’t help but bring out the images associated with this project. It’s not every day you see a bull frolicking with an elephant, but ADV.1 Wheels and their Indian partner, Racetech Automotive, made it happen.
The only modification this Aventador has received is a very cool of set of new ADV.1 Wheels, but it doesn’t need much with its new 6.5-liter V12 engine with an AWD layout that produces 700 HP 8,250 rpm and 509 lb-ft at 5,500 rpm, it doesn’t need much else. This engine will be able to get from 0-60 mph in just 2.9 seconds while blasting off a top speed of 217 mph. With a total weight of 1,575 kilograms (3,472 lb), it delivers a power to weight ratio of 2.25 Kg/hp.
The Aventador’s orange paint scheme looks amazing next to that imposing elephant, but next time, we’d like to see a lion stretched out next to the supercar, or maybe even a race between the Aventador and the fastest animal out there. Let us know what you think in the comments section below.
German tuning firm Capristo specializes in aftermarket modifications and the Lamborghini Aventador is the epitome of a performance supercar. Put these two together and you have the recipe for a perfect collaboration. While not in the same vein as Mansory when it comes to audacious packaging, Capristo knows how to dress up a supercar with aesthetic enhancements. For this program, the tuning firm opted for subtlety, stripping down the Aventador and its plastic components in favor of carbon fiber.
These external components include the central front lip, the front and side air intakes, the rear vents just below the taillights, and the diffusor. In addition, the Italian supercar also gets a new mirror finish 1.4828 stainless steel exhaust system that comes with remote-controlled adjustable flaps.
After taking out 40 kg/88 lbs of excess weight, Capristo was able to shave off a tenth-of-a-second from the supercar’s 0-62 mph acceleration time from 2.9 seconds to 2.8 seconds. On top of that, the car’s top speed also increased to 220 mph, up from the standard 217 mph top speed of the standard model.
Capristo did all of that without tweaking the engine, making the whole program more impressive. With a 6.5-liter V12 engine that produces 700 horsepower, this Capristo-tuned Aventador is a true high-powered beast on wheels.
We have tremendous respect for tuning firms that are able to make a car like the Lamborghini Aventador that much more amazing. Not many have been able to pull it off, but after Oakley Design’s work on the Ferrari 458 Italia, we knew they’d be one of the few to make it happen. To illustrate just how fantastic this package fits with the Aventador, Oakley Design will only be producing five units, and three of them have already been sold.
Focusing on the looks alone, anyone can see the sportier appearance given by the addition of a larger airbox, an intake feed pipe diameter, a titanium exhaust system, and a new set of lighter and wider wheels. Those additions only hint at what’s going on under the hood. Oakley Design worked up the Aventador so that it became 253 lbs lighter than the standard model and, with the help of an ECU remap, 60 HP stronger. The V12 engine now delivers a whopping 760 HP, up from the standard 700 HP. Another impressive feature for this package is that the power will be sent to the rear wheels; no all-wheel drive for this baby. No word yet on how these extra 60 ponies and their delivery will affect the car’s performance, but expect to see a slightly better 0-60 mph time than the 2.9 seconds provided from the factory model.
UPDATE 05/20/2012: Oakley Design has unveiled a new set of images for their LP760-2 package based on the Lamborghini Aventador. The images show the 1st unit of only 5 set to be produced.
UPDATE 08/06/12: Option Auto has released a couple of videos featuring the Aventador LP760-2 by Oakley Design. In the first video, the French magazine gives out details about the car similar to a brief rundown of what you can expect with it. The second video, on the other hand, is a good ’ol fashion track shakedown. Check out the videos after the jump! Full story
If someone hears the term “Green Aventador,” it’s likely that they would think the supercar is just painted green and has nothing to do with the vehicle’s Eco-friendliness. Well, you may start seeing the Aventador in a completely different – and greener – light in the near future.
Auto Motor & Sport out of Sweden is claiming to have official documents that show a revised Aventador that sports cylinder deactivation and engine start-stop technology. Both of these technologies are obviously fuel saving and neither have been seen on a Lamborghini.
Supposedly, Lambo is using information from its parent company, Volkswagen, to create the deactivation system. The start-stop system is reportedly Lamborghini’s own design that is super-capacitor-based and fires up the engine faster than the typical battery system, which will result in a 180 millisecond start-up time.
The cylinder deactivation system is pretty much just like all others. At cruising speed, a series of cylinders will shut down, but once you need extra power, just slam on the gas and the cylinders fire right back up. This system, combined with the start-stop feature, is claimed to save up to 7 percent in the Aventador’s fuel consumption.
Also in the documents is a revised suspension to make the Aventador’s ride a little more bearable. That takes it from the equivalent of a go-cart on a cobblestone road to a go-cart on a brick road. Yeah, we don’t think anything can fix the Aventador’s unbearable ride.
For now, these are just reports and rumors. We will update you as soon as Lamborghini confirms or denies the reports.
The Lamborghini Aventador is far from a popular supermarket product that’s been priced half-off and is flying off of the shelves. Of course, there’s still something to be said for a supercar that costs a tad under $400,000 to have the kind of demand it has.
The supercar is just a little over a year old, but Lamborghini is already celebrating breaking the 1000-mode threshold of the Aventador. That’s right, Lamborghini Aventador number 1000 has rolled out of the production block.
The lucky owner of the 1000th Aventador - A German architect - was given the keys to his milestone supercar by no less than Lamborghini president and CEO, Stephan Winkelmann. The car is finished in the Argos Orange body color that was one of the first colors Lamborghini used on the supercar.
Here’s the most impressive part: orders for the supercar are full for the next year-and-a-half, which means that Lamborghini will have their hands full for quite some time just to meet customer demand of their latest pride and joy. If they keep this up, there’s no telling how fast it’s going to take for the Aventador to blow the Murcielago’s record of 4,099 units built.
When the time comes that Lamborghini introduces variants of the Aventador, expect sales to pick up even more, prompting us to believe that it’s only a matter of time before Lamborghini builds 4,100 models of the Aventador.
Only a matter of time.
Mansory has announced a very cool package for the Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4. Called the "Carbonado," the new package is all about carbon fiber. It will be limited to only six units, so if you want one, you better hurry up!
Every single element of the new Carbonado package is made out of carbon fiber - a measure used to improve the car’s aerodynamics. The exterior kit includes a new front apron with optimized air inlets for improved ventilation of the front coolers, a new front lip, new front wings, a new bonnet, new side sills, a new apron, and an enlarged wing. The car’s roof and engine-compartment covers have also been replaced with new ones made of carbon fiber. The Aventador has also been extended by 40 millimeters in width on the front axle and by an impressive 50 millimeters on the rear axle. The final element of the exterior package is a new set of 20" ultralight forged rims with carbon-fiber inlays. The interior received the most luxurious of materials, a new sports steering wheel, non-slip aluminum pedals, and real carbon-fiber components.
Impressive changes were also made under the hood. Mansory used an optimized engine-management system and a high performance exhaust system to increase the 6.5-liter V12 engine’s output to 744 HP and the peak torque to 553 lbs-ft. The sprint from 0 to 60 mph is made in 2.8 seconds and the top speed has been increased to 220 mph.
In recent years, Lamborghini has made so many strictly-limited production vehicles, they’ve almost become its specialty. Case in point, the Aventador J and Reventon Roadster.
As we’re sure you know, the Lamborghini Aventador J was created in just six weeks, ahead of its debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. With only one unit being built, it’s literally as rare as a car can be. Based off the standard Aventador, yet featuring an array of visual changes, the Aventador J is the ultimate expression of what the Italian firm is capable.
In a similar fashion, the Reventon Roadster based off the Reventon coupe, which was based off the Murcielago, was limited to just 20 units through its production run and seemingly served as quite the influence on the design of the eventual Aventador.
As a result of the extreme exclusivity of both of these cars, coming across one of them on the streets would be downright amazing, but both at the same time? One can only dream.
Or can they?
Well our dream was actually the reality of many onlookers in Marbella, Spain when both of the aforementioned cars were spotted together on a ‘dark night.’ Get it? Because the Aventador is in the new Batman movie…….never mind.
Nonetheless, this is a might impressive spot and if you can cope with the horribly grainy footage, then it’s definitely worth checking out!
Rapper extraordinaire Missy Elliot has had her eye on a Lamborghini Aventador for quite some time and last year, she made the leap and purchased a matte white version of the Italian supercar at an Illinois car dealership.
The problem is, it’s been at least six months and Missy Elliot has yet to get her hands on the Aventador. So she did what anybody would do in her position: she filed a lawsuit against Fox Valley Motor Cars.
According to the lawsuit that was first reported by TMZ, Missy Elliot made a down payment of $30,000 in cash, as well as ponied up her 2005 Bentley that was valued at $85,000. As part of the agreement, the dealership would then ship her $376,000 Aventador at this point of the year. The dealership is now not holding up their end of the bargain because the car’s market value has increased and thus, would cost more than the rapper initially thought.
Missy Elliot’s calling foul and has now turned to the legal system to get her Aventador. On top of that, she’s suing the dealership for breach of contract, a move that shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who believes they got shafted by somebody after an agreement was already in place.
For somebody who earns as much money as Missy Elliott, you would think that something like this would be settled before it got leaked to the press. But hey, sometimes you have to stand your ground, especially if somebody’s trying to pull a fast one on you, and let them work out their own problems. Not good publicity, Fox. Not good at all.
If there’s a company that should get an award for their affinity for the Lamborghini Aventador, you can’t have a better choice than Oakley Design.
The noted aftermarket company already has a program for the new Lambo supercar, but even if they do - the LP760-2 - that hasn’t stopped them from building one more.
This time around, the program continues Oakley Design’s mission in bringing more power up to the Aventador. Full specs of the new program have yet to be disclosed, but looking at the photos the company released, there’s a new exhaust system fitted into the supercar that weighs significantly less - from 45 kg/99 lbs to 6 kg/13 lbs! - than the standard equipment attached to it.
We’re dying to see what Oakley Design has in store for us when they officially complete their new tuning program for the Aventador. If we’re going to use the first program as the standard, we won’t expect anything less than the 783-horsepower output of the LP760-2.
In ADV.1 wheels’ quest to conquer the automotive market by fitting their stunning wheels to the world’s supercars, the firm recently took to the new Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 with their latest set of ADV5.1 SL wheels.
Just days after releasing pictures of a stunning joint venture with SP Engineering, this stunning pearl white Aventador is able to pull off the 5.1 SL wheels incredibly well. These amazing photos help to capture the car from some of its very best angles with the stunning titanium finish helping to top off the incredible look.
This particular Aventador has yet to undergo any performance modifications, meaning its standard 6.0-liter V12 pumps out an impressive 692 horsepower, or 700 PS, at 8,250 rpm and 509lb-ft of torque at 5,500 rpm.
Featuring the advanced Lamborghini “ISR” transmission which, thanks to its seven-speed single clutch automated manual transmission, helps to combine comfortable shifting at low speeds, and spine-tinglingly harsh shifts when in Corsa mode.
As a result, the Aventador can hit 62 mph in just 2.9 seconds and continue onto a top speed of 217mph.