2012 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4
Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4
Horsepower @ RPM:700 @ 8250
Torque @ RPM:509 @ 5500
0-60 time:2.9 sec.
Top Speed:217 mph
The wait is over ladies and gentlemen: Lamborghini’s next hypercar has made its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show, and dare we say what a hypercar it is! The new Bull God will feature an earth shattering 700hp V12 and the highest power to weight ratio of any car in its class. Yes, this is the new, long waited Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4.
Lamborghini is really good at creating sinister super sports cars, but it is equally as talented at naming them. According to the company, "Aventador" was the name of a bull that entered into battle on October 1993 at the Saragossa Arena, earning the "Trofeo de la Peña La Madroñera" for its outstanding courage. Having the courage to go up against a new world of super sports cars will be the name of the game for the new Lamborghini flagship. Today’s world is extremely high-tech and many new players have entered the arena. Lamborghini has been promoting its carbon-fiber monocoque technology and the Aventador’s 2.9 second 0-62mph, but will that be enough?
According to Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini. "The Aventador is a jump of two generations in terms of design and technology, it’s the result of an entirely new project, but at the same time it’s a direct and consistent continuation of Lamborghini’s brand values. It is extreme in its design and its performance, uncompromising in its standards and technology, and unmistakably Italian in its style and perfection. Overall, the dynamics and technical excellence of the Aventador LP 700-4 makes it unrivaled in the worldwide super sports car arena."
UPDATE 06/21/2012: Everyone has to admit that the Lamborghini Aventador is a cool supercar and despite its $387,000 price tag, the demand for it is pretty high. Currently, the waiting list is set at about 12 months, but Stephan Winkelmann, Lamborghini’s CEO, recently announced that the company is working on reducing the waiting period, especially now when the demand is almost double of what it was. Currently, Lamborghini is producing a total of 600 Aventador units a year, but they are working on investing in the plant so that they can increase production capacity. (Autovisie)
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Here’s That Teaser of the Track-Only Aventador-Based Super Car that Lamborghini is Working On
Lamborghini’s Squadra Corse racing division is about to unleash its second bespoke model. Following last year’s introduction of the SC18 Alston, Squadra Corse is working on a track-only suspercar. It’s also based on the Aventador and the first teaser gives us a glimpse at some of the details.
How Fast Does the New Aventador Track-Only Car Have to Go to Be The Fastest Lamborghini Ever?
In order to even begin understanding what to expect from the upcoming track-only Aventador, we must first look at Lamborghini’s supercar roster from two standpoints: one of them relates to Sant’Agata Bolognese’s road-going cars over the years, while the other has to do with its race cars currently involved in various motorsport competitions around the world.
Lamborghini Squadra Corse already released a CGI-filled teaser video that drops small hints at its upcoming track-only beast under the “purest track experience” punchline. Join us as we try to anticipate what can such a car deliver in terms of performance, especially acceleration and top speed...
How Much Does It Cost to Rent a Lamborghini?
Owning a supercar is the dream of many gearheads, but with anything coming out of Maranello or Sant’Agata Bolognese these days trading hands for well over $200,000, it’s almost impossible for most people to actually boast that they have such a car in their garage. Even a basic Porsche 718 Cayman isn’t cheap when compared to a standard Toyota Corolla or anything else that people buy in droves. That’s why your best bet is to simply rent one of these prized exotic machines. Don’t expect Camry rates when going out to get a Huracan for the weekend but, at least, you won’t have to put a second mortgage on your house to afford it.
Just picture it: you with your favorite pair of sunglasses on sitting behind the wheel of a topless Lamborghini with the engine idling, ready for your command to fling forwards towards the horizon. It sounds like one of the best dreams you can ever hope to have but that’s the issue: it’s only a dream. Supercar ownership is out of reach for most of us - unless, finally, your luck turns around and you win the lottery. Luxury car renting companies know that and are always prepared to hand you the keys of a mid-engined thoroughbred. But don’t drive it like you stole it!
The 3D-Printed Lamborghini Aventador Replica Can Now Get From Point A to Point B
The Next-Gen Aventador Won’t Be Based on the New Lamborghini Sian FKP 37
The Lamborghini Sian took us by surprise with a futuristic design spiced up by Countach-inspired features and an innovative hybrid drivetrain. And needless to say, this supercar looks extremely cool and I’m hoping it previews a new design language for the Italian brand. Sadly, it seems that it might not be the case, at least not for the next-generation Aventador (or whatever name it will have). That’s the word from Lambo design boss Mitja Borkert, who made a point to stress that the Sian won’t inspired the supercar that will replace the Aventador.
The Lamborghini Aventador’s Successor Won’t Have the Sian’s Supercapacitor Tech But It Will Have Something Special
Launched at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show, the Lamborghini Sian ticked a lot of boxes for Sant’Agata Bolognese. It’s the fastest Lambo ever made and also the first hybrid car to wear the raging bull logo, but it won’t pass on its technology to the upcoming Aventador replacement.
The Lamborghini Sian - renamed to Sian FKP 37 to honor the memory of Ferdinand K. Piech - is the first car to employ a supercapacitor system instead of the run-of-the-mill Lithium-ion battery pack. The solution has been adopted by Lamborghini in the name of performance, but not necessarily range, so it’s not suitable for a whatever will come next after the Aventador. Let us explain.
Video: How the Lamborghini Aventador Has Evolved Over the Years
Eight years is a long time for a model in the supercar world, let alone one that bears the badge of Lamborghini. But that’s where the Aventador is at after arriving into the scene in 2011 as the direct replacement to the irrepressible Murcielago. In those eight years, we’ve seen the Aventador evolve in a number of different ways. It’s given birth to special edition models, higher-performance spec versions, and, of course, super-limited creations.
This video prepared by Cars Evolution shows just how far the Aventador has come since its arrival in 2011. Lamborghini doesn’t appear to have any plans of replacing the nameplate anytime soon, so consider this video a touchpoint of how far the Aventador has come and what lies ahead for Lamborghini’s marquee nameplate.
2019 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ 63 Roadster
When you tout a car as “the most extreme” of something, there usually aren’t many ways to make improvements on such a model. But Lamborghini is Lamborghini for a reason. The Italian automaker, with the help of its Centro Stile design division and Ad Personam customization division, managed to turn a model that’s already exclusive to 63 units into something more exclusive. This, ladies and gentlemen, is the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ 63 Roadster, and it is a showstopper. To be clear, the Aventador SVJ 63 Roadster isn’t a special edition within a special edition. It’s a visual interpretation of what any of the 63 Aventador SVJ Roadster models could look like with the proper exclusive touches from Centro Stile and Ad Personam. Since all 63 units of the Aventador SVJ Roadster are already accounted for, the showcase model that Lamborghini unveiled at Pebble Beach is nothing more than a 759-horsepower press release on four wheels. Still, it’s hard to take your eyes away from the Aventador SVJ 63 Roadster. At the very least, it makes you wonder what other personalized options are out there for this exclusive piece of hardware.
Lamborghini Is Successful as Hell, and That’s Actually a Problem
Lamborghini sold 4,553 cars in the first six months of this year. To put this number into perspective, let me tell you that in all of 2018 Lamborghini sold just 5,750 vehicles in total. According to Lamborghini officials, the company expects to sell 8,000 cars this year. How it comes that Lambo made such an incredible growth this year?
Well, they have the Urus, which found way to 2,693 customers in the first six months of this year (plus 1,211 units of the Huracan, and 649 units of the Aventador). Interestingly enough, 70 percent of Urus buyers are new to the brand! So, what is the problem then? Lambo CEO painted the picture a bit.
"We must not go on growing forever. We now have to consolidate these results and preserve exclusivity," Lamborghini CEO Stefano Domenicali said at the new Paint Shop inauguration at St. Agata.
"The 2019 sales level is the right dimension of our company with our current product portfolio," he added.
With a massive market for the Urus, Lamborghini could lose exclusivity and emerge into a segment of conventional vehicles. That’s something Lambo cannot do. Or is it?
You Don’t Need Tons of Money To Own a Lamborghini Aventador - Just Get a 3D Printer
What do you do when you want to own a Lamborghini Aventador, but you don’t have the money to go buy one? Some people will save up to buy one while others will probably just resign themselves to not getting a chance at it no matter what they do. Then there’s physicist Sterling Backus. Without the financial means to buy a supercar that starts at $330,000, Backus decided to build his own Aventador, using nothing more than spare parts, a few original parts, and a 3D printer. Backus started creating his 3D-printed Aventador — he calls it the AXAS Interceptor — and has so far invested $20,000 in the build. He and his son have been at it building the car for the past 18 months, working on it for at least one hour every day. Progress has been slow, but seeing how the car is coming together may make the long build worth it in the end. To think this whole idea to 3D print a Lamborghini Aventador came after a video game run of Forza Horizon 3.
Kids Have It Good These Days - They Can Even Learn to Drive in a Lamborghini Aventador
A Lamborghini Aventador is not the kind of car you’d expect to be used as a learner car. But once again, reality has proven to be stranger than fiction because U.K.based driving tutorial company Get Licensed is offering you a chance to learn how to drive an Aventador. No, this isn’t some kind of belated April’s Fool prank or a gimmick meant to draw people into the company’s website where they can book learning sessions with a 1996 Honda Civic. The Lamborghini Aventador learner car is a real thing, and if you want to take Get Licensed up on its offer, you’re going to have to book 10 sessions with the Aventador for a princely sum of £20,000. That’s around $26,140 based on current exchange rates. Would you be interested to pay that much to learn how to drive a Lamborghini Aventador over a period of 10 sessions? Seems like a lot of people are.
Watch a Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 Covered in 2 Million Swarovski Crystals Cause Chaos in London
The Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 SuperVeloce is an incredible machine, meticulously built to dispense speed at every opportunity thanks to a plethora of carbon fiber weight-saving measures, advanced aerodynamics, and a fire-breathing 6.5-liter V-12 engine. However, all that won’t stop someone with too much time, too much money, and not enough taste from utterly ruining it, as evidenced by this particular example covered in 2 million Swarovski crystals.
Lamborghini Won’t Offer the Aventador or Huracan With a Manual Transmission Because It’s Too Expensive
Regardless of your take on manual transmissions, you can’t deny the added layer of involvement they provide to the driving experience. This is why it’s sad that modern supercar makers have all but ruled out the usage of such old-school transmissions for the sake of both costs and performance. Lamborghini is one of them although they were close to offering one on some special edition Huracan and Aventador models.
You and I both know that a robotized automatic transmission with one or multiple clutches is quicker at shifting through gears than any biped creature we commonly refer to as a human. In spite of this, you and I both would like to be able to do things our way, at our own pace. Of course, that’s what flappy paddle gearboxes are for, but there’s nothing quite like the added difficulty of a third pedal and a stick between the seats. Lamborghini has been telling us for years that the manual is dead - at least as far as it’s concerned - but the Italians prove they are genuine petrolheads because, in the meantime, they did at least look into it to make sure once again that the initial assessment was right. Props to Sant’Agata for that!
2019 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster
The Lamborghini Aventador SVJ is the most extreme iteration of the company’s range-topping supercar. The SVJ combines the complex aerodynamic systems first introduced on the Huracan Performante with the "Jota" badge, first used on the Miura and then revived for the Diablo. A Roadster version of the SVJ will follow in 2019.
Lambo has yet to confirm that a drop-top version of SVJ is underway, but has already sent a certification request to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for such a model. The SVJ Roadster is one of four cars certified by CARB for the 2019 model year. This also means that the drop-top is only a few months away and will likely to break cover in early 2019. Let’s find out what it may bring to the table from the review below.
Updated 03/12/2019: We’ve updated this review with fresh images of the 2019 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster that we took during the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. Check them out in the gallery at the bottom of the page!
The 2020 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster is Just a Hair Heavier and A Hair Slower than the SVJ Coupe
The awesome Lamborghini Aventador SVJ, the successor to the iconic Diablo Jota and Miura SVJ, joined the 2019 Geneva Motor Show in Roadster trim. The fastest Lamborghini around the Nurburgring is now available without a roof with similar performance, infinite headroom, and a louder engine soundtrack.
Take a Ride in the 2019 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ: Video
Lamborghini is no more about show over go and the new Aventador SVJ is a prime example of that. Yes, it looks bonkers, as it should, but it also drives great and goes stunningly fast on track, something that’s not exactly a characteristic of classic Lamborghinis.
The folks over at Lamborghini glanced at the Aventador SV with its protruding front splitter, big nostrils, and sizeable rear wing and thought that it’s quite tame, actually, and that they could do better. Late last year, the company thus unveiled the SVJ where J, obviously, comes from Jota which is only attached to those Lamborghinis that have successfully broken out of a mental institution.
Below, you can watch it go around the newly-repaved Estoril circuit in Portugal. The surface is quite slippery due to the lack of racing that has occurred since the repaving, so there’s not much rubber to hold you stuck to the racing line, in spite of the mechanical grip provided by the new Pirelli rubber.
Watch a Ford GT Go Head-to-Head with a Lamborghini Aventador
Having friends with a lot of money pays off. I am presenting to you an awesome drag race between the Ford GT and the Lamborghini Aventador. The two supercars went head-to-head in a showdown where we could witness two completely different supercar cultures clashing with a bang.
Yet, before I get into the subtle intricacies and nuances about the Ford GT and the Lamborghini Aventador, I have to say that guys at DragTimes did a wonderful job of taking the right time for the cars they let loose at the drag strip.
I have to reveal one secret right now though. The Ford GT did a few ¼ of a mile runs even before going head-to-head in a rolling drag race against the Aventador. It achieved a top speed of 132.3 mph and covered ¼ of a mile in a freaking 10.89 seconds. It could do it in 10.5 with some subtle tweaks.
Buy This Penthouse and Get a Lamborghini and Rolls Royce Free
Looking for a house? May we suggest the Mansions at Acqualina in Florida? It exudes royalty and luxuriousness, and the realtor will give you a Lamborghini and a Rolls-Royce for ‘free’ when you buy this penthouse. No, there is no catch to it. Just that the penthouse costs slightly above-average; it is priced at $38 million.
A Drove Of Italian Bulls Parades In Japan To Commemorate The Asian-Pacific Premiere Of The Aventador SVJ
Have you watched The Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift? Well, this parade looked exactly like that; the sole difference being that there were only Lamborghinis dominating the roads. Lamborghini recently unveiled the Aventador SVJ in the Asia-Pacific region, and what followed it could make any enthusiast go weak in the knees.
Budget Direct Renders Six Unique Manufacturer Collaborations
One of the great things about car renderings is the ability to let your imagination go crazy. You can use an existing car model and re-imagine it without a roof, or you can get really creative and redesign it in a different body type altogether. There’s something to be said, then, for renderings that take two models from two different automakers and combine them to create an entirely new model. It’s the kind of Transformers-like job that we should be seeing more often in the real world. Or should we? The truth is, BudgetsDirect undertook this very exercise, and the results are all “interesting,” to say the least. As an added bonus, we’re doing our own part and renaming these creations in the best way we can.
2019 Lamborghini SC18 Alston
From the outrageous styling, to the thumping V-12 powerplant, to the breathtaking performance, the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ is anything but boring. But that’s not stopping one lucky owner from turning the volume knob up to 11 on their Raging Bull. Say hello to the SC18 Alston, which comes with race-spec aero and a track-ready attitude to set it apart from its more “standard” brethren. And although it’s designed for track use, the SC18 Alston is still road-legal, bringing the best of both worlds into wing-tastic harmony.
The 10 Best Lamborghinis Ever Built
One of the most iconic sports car manufacturers, Lamborghini was born out of Ferruccio Lamborghini’s frustration over a bad experience with a Ferrari he bought and the way Enzo treated him. Having built tractors since 1948, Ferruccio decided he could do a better sports car and launched Automobili Lamborghini in 1963. But while Ferrari has produced over 50 nameplates to date, Lambo remained a lower profile carmaker. Sant’Agata has only produced 21 models up until 2018, including some limited-edition nameplates based on existing supercars.
Some became iconic from day one, while some gained notoriety as they became classics, A few of them remain somewhat anonymous due to the period they were launched or their subpar performance. Still, there are plenty of cars to choose from to round up a Top 10 list, and we did just that. It includes both modern and classic models, but I went for specific versions instead of nameplates, as these usually spanned over many years and included many different iterations. Check out my list below and let me know if I should’ve included other models too in the comments box.
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Here’s One Way You Can Buy a Lamborghini Aventador For Less Than $40,000
For those who can’t afford a $400,000 Lamborghini Aventador, might we offer you an alternative that’s a tenth of the supercar’s price tag? It’s still a Lamborghini Aventador, or at least it’s part of what looks like an Aventador. It’s not technically the Lambo supercar, but it is a desk that takes the form of the Aventador’s front section. It comes from Poland-based Design Epicentrum Manufacture, and it costs just €30,000, or just over $35,000 based on current exchange rates.
2018 Lamborghini Aventador S by Mansory
Mansory, a tuner famed for its controversial and extraordinary carbon works, revealed its new tuning package for the Lamborghini Aventador S. You may still be smitten by the exceptionality of the Nurburgring king, but even this Mansory work will get your heart pumping. If nothing, because of the incredible amount of carbon fiber the tuner invested in its latest Lambo work.
Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster is All But Confirmed
The Lambo Aventador SVJ, the world’s fastest production car on the Nurburgring as of August 2018, will soon be offered as a roadster. Shocking, huh? Obviously not. As soon as the coupe debuted at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, we knew that the SVJ was scheduled to lose its roof sooner than later.
2019 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ 63
If the Lamborghini Aventador SuperVeloce Jota (SVJ) isn’t rare enough for you, you’ll be happy to know that a 63-unit Aventador SVJ 63 Special Edition is also available from Lamborghini. The rarer Aventador SVJ 63 carries that name as a nod to 1963, the year patriarch Ferruccio Lamborghini founded the company. Lamborghini has yet to release the price for the Aventador SVJ 63, but expect it to be heavier on the pockets compared to the $517,770 price tag of the “standard” Aventador SVJ.
2019 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ
The Lamborghini Aventador SVJ is the most powerful and aggressive version of the company’s flagship supercar. The car that bears the iconic Jota suffix, which was first used on the Miura, made its debut at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance as the fastest production car on the Nurburgring as of 2018.
The first Lambo to carry a "Jota" badge since the Diablo, the Aventador SVJ is essentially a beefed-up version of the SV. But it’s not just faster and more powerful, it’s also more aerodynamic, as it benefits from the Aerodynamica Lamborghini Attiva (ALA) system. First introduced on the Huracan Performante, ALA is a range of active aerodynamic features that turn the already potent supercar into a road-legal race car. Alongside the SVJ, Lambo launched a limited-edition SJV 63 model that pays homage to the company’s founding year of 1963.
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5 Incredible Facts About The New Lamborghini Aventador SVJ
I shared five awesome facts about the latest Lamborghini Aventador SVJ even before the Italians released the car in full. Now they have released it in full during Monterey Car Week at “The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering.” You can follow our coverage here. Now released with details in full, I can honor you with five more astounding facts about the latest Aventador SVJ. You will learn here what makes this car that astounding and what made it the fastest production car to ever lap the Nurburgring. Yup, you read that right. The Lamborghini Aventador SVJ is the fastest production car to ever appear at the Nurburgring. It is a brute, without the suit.
Lamborghini is Giving Us 770 Reasons To Love The Aventador SVJ
The Lamborghini Aventador SVJ finally showed its face at the 2018 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, and as expected, it’s packing a walloping 770 horsepower and 531 pound-feet of torque. The more potent version of the Aventador SV is now the most potent V-12-powered Lamborghini in history, a distinction it earned over the 740-horsepower Aventador SV. The Aventador SVJ is also poised to become a rare unicorn with Lamborghini only building 900 units.
The age of naturally-aspirated engines is slowly but surely nearing its end. Only a handful of supercar producers are seriously developing V-10 and V-12 beasts, with Ferrari and Lamborghini being at the forefront of that development. One of them only recently revealed the ultimate in terms of power, speed, composure, and dominance - the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ - the ultimate representation of everything Lamborghini stands for. We have seen glimpses of it stretching its V-12 over the Nurburgring more than once, with its last effort actually being the most incredible one. The Lamborghini Aventador SVJ has become the world’s fastest production car to ever visit the Nurburgring.
To achieve such an extraordinary goal, the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ received a number of exceptional improvements over the previous best Lambo - the Aventador S and the Aventador SV. I am listing must-know facts about the stunning Lamborghini Aventador SVJ.
The Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Will be the Last Lambo to Sport a Stand-Alone V-12
The Lamborghini Aventador SVJ is making history every time it makes the news. Hot on the heels of setting the fastest lap time of a production car at the Nurburgring, the Aventador SVJ has a new historical tie attached to its belt. The 760-horsepower Lambo will be the last ever Lamborghini to proudly use a naturally aspirated V-12 engine without any electric aids attached to it. All future Lamborghinis from this point, whether it’s using a V-12 or a V-10 engine, will be electrically assisted.
Lamborghini Aventador SVJ breaks Nurburgring record!
It’s been only 24 hours since Lamborghini released a short video of the upcoming Aventador SVJ on the Nurburgring, and the Italian firm announced that the supercar set a new lap record for production cars at the Nurburgring. The Aventador SVJ lapped the German track in 6:44.97 minutes, a full minute quicker than the previous record holder.
New video claims the Lambo Aventador SVJ was designed to have the best handling
Lamborghini has already confirmed that the most hardcore Aventador yet will wear an "SVJ" badge, and it’s releasing new teasers as the public debut is getting closer. Rumored to have set a new record for production cars at the Nurburgring, the Aventador SVJ is now shown racing on the German track with the catchphrase "designed to have the best handling."
Video: Lamborghini Teases Aventador SVJ Run at the Nürburgring
Earlier this month, we reported a rumor that the Lamborghini Aventador Superveloce Jota may have reset the lap record for production vehicles at the Nürburgring, besting the Porsche 911 GT2 RS] by 2 ticks with a time of 6 minutes, 45 seconds. Now, it looks as though Lambo is teasing an upcoming announcement with a quick 28-second video clip titled “Aventador SVJ meets the Nürburgring”.
The video doesn’t provide much in way of info, instead giving us quick clips of the upcoming go-faster bull rampaging its way around the infamous German racetrack. However, all indicators seem to point towards something big on the horizon.
For now, the Aventador SVJ has yet to make its official debut, but a new lap record at the Nürburgring is certainly one way to go about it. Once it does make its official entrance, expect the Lambo to come with some rather lofty performance specs, including nearly 800 horsepower courtesy of a mid-mounted 6.5-liter V-12 powerplant. Power is sent to all four wheels, with top speed rated at 217 mph. Sounds like the right stuff for tackling the Green Hell, no?
Do you think this latest Italian monster has what it takes to best ze Germans on their home turf?
Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Rumored to be New Production ‘Ring Record Holder
The up-and-coming Lamborghini Aventador Superveloce Jota was already shaping up to be an absolute monster, rocking more power, less weight, and extra aero stick to result in one of the brand’s most potent track weapons. Now, however, it’s looking like this badass speed machine is aiming to put its talents towards securing a spot at the top of the Nurburgring record lap list.
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Start Preparing for a World Where Plug-In Hybrid Lamborghinis Exist
It’s official. Lamborghini will replace the Aventador and Huracan supercars with plug-in hybrid successors. The two models are scheduled to arrive sometime in 2020 and 2022, respectively. That should be enough time for Lambo purists and old-school fans alike to come to grips with the future direction of the Italian automaker. Don’t feel too bad, though, because naturally aspirated V-10s and V-12s will remain part of Lamborghini’s powertrain equation. They’ll just get some form of hybrid assistance to help Lamborghini cut back on its emissions output.
Lamborghini Aventador SV Jota Spotted On The Nürburgring; Is Porsche’s Record In Danger?
Remember the mean, camouflaged Lamborghini Aventador we spotted on the road last week? The Italian supercar is back into the wild, but this time around it was spotted on the Nurburgring track. It sure seems Lambo is readying something really hot and maybe even a new record for production cars on the German track. As we mentioned last week, this beefed-up version of the Aventador is supposed to sit atop the incredible SV. Word has it Lambo will use it to revive the Jota name, first used on a prototype and limited-edition version of the Miura and then on a limited-edition of the Diablo SE30.
Lamborghini Aventador SV Jota Caught Testing
Get ready to bring the noise with full-throated Italian V-12 fury, because it looks like Lambo has something special brewing. That’s because the black and white camo’d test mule you see here is most likely a new top-trim Aventador dubbed the SV Jota, with hotness dripping from every winglet and crease.
The SV Jota name is plucked from Lambo’s past, specifically a limited-run edition of the Miura, which offered up racing-inspired modifications like weight reduction, stiffer suspension pieces, new aero bits, and extra muscle. We’re not sure how many Aventador SV Jotas will be see the light of day, but either way, every one of ‘em is most likely already completely sold out.
Regardless, look for a heady dose of V-12 power in the middle of the machine, possibly with figures as high as 800 ponies. The 0-to-60 mph should happen in the mid-2-second range, while top speed will be in excess of 220 mph. As a reference, the standard Lamborghini Aventador produces around 690 horsepower, while more modern versions like the Aventador S make 730 horsepower.
The SV Jota will also sport an enormous wing in the rear, plus a reworked exhaust system. Lambo will probably kick things off with this coupe hardtop version spotted here, followed later by a Roadster model.
Expect a debut some time this summer or fall.
Lamborghini Aventador Successor Could Go Hybrid
In the latest sign of the changing times, Lamborghini is now looking into a future where hybrid powertrains will play bigger roles in shaping its future portfolio of supercars, one that includes the successor to the Lamborghini Aventador. The company’s chief technical officer, Maurizio Reggiani, said that government emissions regulations will play a big part in determining the future of Lamborghini’s engine offerings. That’s not to say that its trademark V-12 engines will bite the dust, but it is indicative of the changing landscape that’s affecting all segments of the auto industry.
Florida Highway Patrol Officer Caught Racing (and losing to) a Lamborghini Aventador on the Highway!
A state trooper from the Florida Highway Patrol is in hot water after being caught — on film — racing a Lamborghini Aventador on a public highway. In the footage, the state trooper can be seen driving a Dodge Charger Pursuit and lining up side by side with the Aventador before both cars engage in a drag race in the middle of the day.
Cheapest New Lamborghini Ever... Found on Craigslist
Lamborghinis typically cost north of $250,000, and that’s just for a base unit of the entry-level Huracan. Most of us are immediately priced out of buying one, but if you’re desperate, there is one Lamborghini that’s up for sale on Craigslist that you can afford. It has sexy styling, street-park cruising capability, and a Bluetooth wireless speaker. Best of all, it only costs $159! This is one Lamborghini we can all get on board with.
Lamborghini’s Successor to the Aventador Super Veloce Could Use "Jota" Moniker
The successor to the Lamborghini Aventador Super Veloce may feature a designation that Lambo fans are very familiar with as a new spy image revealed that the car’s full name will be the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ. We can establish that the first two letters of the suffix stand for "Super Veloce," but the last letter — J — could point to the return of the “Jota” moniker.
The Lamborghini Aventador Performante Has Been Spotted and it will be the Most Aggressive Yet
We already know that Lamborghini has big plans for the Aventador’s swan song. What we didn’t know was that those plans include building what might very well be the most ridiculous Lamborghini ever built. New spy photos of the car known as the Aventador Performante show some incredible design details, none more significant than the ridiculous amount of aerodynamic bits that the Italian automaker somehow fit into the supercar’s body.
It’s hard to make them all out with all the swirly camouflage, but if you look closer, you’ll see them in full bloom. The front section, for example, features a more dynamic interpretation of the tiered bumper and splitter combo that the updated Aventador introduced. The air intakes and the aero slits also look to have been revised. It’s a similar story in the side section where the side air intakes look larger, and side skirts look wider.
As fascinating as these observations are, the real magic happens in the rear section of the Aventador Performante. “Stunning” isn’t even a word I’d use to describe it. The diffuser sitting in the bottom section of the rear is ridiculous beyond compare. The exhaust setup appears to be similar to the Huracan Performante. And then there’s the rear wing, which is not only huge but actually adopts a strange design as well. I can’t tell if the lower part of the wing are brackets or uprights, but they do extend outward diagonally, then horizontally where they meet with the wing’s endplates. None of Lamborghini’s past creations, including limited-run versions like the Veneno, Aventador J, and Centenario have wings like this. It’s also worth mentioning that earlier spy photos of the Aventador Performante came without it. For better or worse, this new rear wing configuration is worthy of its own headline.
There’s no word yet on when Lamborghini plans to launch the Aventador Performante, but with the Aventador itself nearing its last legs, don’t be surprised if the Performante version makes its debut sometime this year.
Lamborghini Aventador Could be Replaced by Hybrid Hypercar but the Brand Will Avoid Self-Driving and All-Electric Tech
In yet another sign that times are changing in Lamborghini, the Italian automaker is reportedly considering a hybrid supercar to serve as a replacement to the Lamborghini Aventador once the latter’s life cycle ends. It’s not a foregone conclusion, but Lamborghini’s head of research and development, Maurizio Reggiani, isn’t about to close the door on the possibility either. On the other hand, don’t expect the Italian automaker to start rolling out the red carpet for electric cars and autonomous vehicles. That’s not happening anytime soon because Lambo is still Lambo, and as such, it still has performance requirements to uphold.
Kia Pits The Forte Against The Lamborghini Aventador in Hilarious Ad
The Kia Forte and the Lamborghini Aventador are two cars that couldn’t be more different from each other. One is a compact four-door sedan while the other is, well, you know what the Aventador is. On the surface, the Aventador beats the Forte in just about every meaningful discussion. But is the Lamborghini really that much better than the Forte? Kia (obviously) doesn’t think so, and believe it or not; it actually makes a compelling case for its own sedan.
Go ahead and watch the video. Tell me you didn’t get a good laugh out of it. I certainly did. Kia’s justifications for the Forte are all fair. The sedan does have two more doors than the supercar. It also has a big advantage in rear seating, cargo space, touch-screen capability, and wireless charging. It even has the Aventador beat in fuel efficiency and cost. It’s true that you can buy a Forte for a tenth of the price of an Aventador. You can even use the money you saved on something else, including that villa in Italy the voice-over guy suggested. By these metrics, the Forte wins hands down!
In all seriousness, the “rivalry” between the Forte and Aventador is tongue-firmly-planted-in-cheek humor. Give credit to Kia for thinking outside the box with the angle for this commercial. It takes a certain kind of confidence to roll out an Aventador opposite a Forte, and then actually make a compelling case for the latter as the better car.
Well done, Kia. It’s a great commercial, though, I think it would’ve probably been better if you saved this one for Super Bowl LII. Just a thought.
Richard Hammond Kills the Lamborghini Aventador and Acura NSX with the Rimac One
The second season of The Grand Tour is now underway. If you didn’t get to watch the first episode, you missed one hell of a beatdown. Administering the walloping was none other than the Rimac Concept One. The recipients? The Lamborghini Aventador S and the Honda NSX. If you haven’t seen the video, here’s your chance to watch it and see just how inexplicably fast the Croation electric hypercar really is. But if you’re a fan of either the Aventador or the NSX, you might want to turn away now. It doesn’t end well for both supercars.
Click Mechanic Renders 7 Utterly Bizarre Car Mashups
Halloween may have come and gone, but it’s never too late to explore the weird, the bizarre, and the downright frightening things that go bump in the night. If you’ve got the nerve, then we challenge you to look through these utterly profane vehicle renderings, courtesy of the good folks from Click Mechanic. Truth be told, no one is safe from the following strange creations – hybrids, muscle cars, imports, supercars, trucks, and even tractors get tossed into the blender with these seven unholy car mashups.
Call it madness, call it lunacy, call it outlandish… truth be told, we simply can’t look away! Hell, we’d actually argue that some of these creations are a bit, well, awesome (no, seriously). Either way, this is what happens when you give rendering artists free reign to mix and match from across the automotive spectrum. Naturally, we wanna know – which is these shocking mashups stands out the most to you? Let us know in the comments!
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2018 Lamborghini Aventador S Roadster
The Lamborghini Aventador is crowned as Lambo’s most iconic model, and since its introduction in 2011, the family has grown considerably. After the base Aventador hit the road, it paved the way for models like the Aventador J, the LP 750-4 SuperVeloce, the Dreamliner Edition, and was even used as the basis for cars like the Veneno and Centenario. By the time late 2016 came around, the car that was responsible for the aforementioned models – and replaced the Murcielago in the lineup – was due for an update that brought about a revamping of the car’s aerodynamics and its chassis to go along with a mild update to power output as well. Now, in early September of 2017 – at least a month before the new 2018 Aventador S will be delivered to the first customers – Lambo has decided to present us with the Aventador S Roadster, a topless version of the new S that is destined to stand out next to its less-frisky counterpart by means of unlimited headroom packed into a head-turning package.
So that sounds good and all, but what does it really mean? Well, it means that the world’s only super sports roadster with a mid-rear V-12 is its own standalone model that’s highly customizable with five different interior configurations, and an unlimited choice of exterior colors via the Ad Persona program. It takes four-wheel drive to an all-new level alongside things like the active suspension system, four-wheel steering system, and Lambo’s classic LDS and LMS systems that were revised specifically for the Aventador S Roadster. So, even though the Aventador S Coupe is still fairly fresh in our minds, it’s time to take a good look at its topless counterpart. And, you better hurry if you want to be informed – this baby makes its first official debut to the masses at none other than the 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show.
Updated 09/18/2017: We added a series of new images taken during the car’s official debut at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show.
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Lamborghini’s Future Car Lineup Will Leave Plenty Of Jaws On The Floor
Now that the Lamborghini Urus is close to hitting dealerships, the Italian automaker is setting its sights on its future, and if new reports are to be believed, that future is going to be packed with enough supercar mayhem to quench the thirst of enthusiasts for a generation. That’s because Lamborghini is now thinking big on plans to usurp the likes of Ferrari and McLaren, and it’s doing with so with a rush of iterations for the Huracán to go with big plans for the eventual successor to the Aventador. If Lambo is successful in giving life to these plans, it could potentially swing the tide of supercar sentiment back to the side of the Raging Bull.
According to Automobile Magazine, Sant’Agata is planning to expand the Huracán lineup to include Speedster and Barchetta versions, which effectively will be lightweight versions of the existing Huracán that will be developed with an eye towards infusing these models with racing credentials. Speaking of lightweight offerings, a lighter version of the Huracán Performante is also in Lambo’s plans, as is a Targa version, a configuration we rarely see from Lamborghini. In fact, you’d have to go all the way back to the super limited Lamborghini Diablo VT Roadster from 1999 as the last Lamborghini to feature a taiga-style roof. On the higher end of the Huracán range, Lamborghini’s future plans could include a hardcore Superveloce model and an even more hardcore GT3 Stradale version. That’s six potential future variants for the just the Huracán, and that doesn’t even include the Huracán Safari, a never-before-done version that will feature, among other things, a height-adjustable suspension, bigger wheel arches, all-terrain body protection panels, all-wheel drive, and four-wheel steering. Oh, Lamborghini reportedly has big plans for the Aventador’s successor, too.
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This One-Off Lamborghini Aventador S Was One Of The Secret Highlights Of Goodwood
The Goodwood Festival of Speed once again lived up to its billing. What’s new, right? Classic cars, modern supercars, race cars from all generations, all of them were in attendance at the annual event. That staggering volume is a big reason why Goodwood has become a must-attend event in the auto calendar. On that note, it’s also a good place to find some noteworthy gems that may have been overshadowed by some of its peers. Take for example this one-off Lamborghini Aventador S. There was little peep about it during the run-up to the event and the whole three days that the Festival of Speed was going on. Well, that ends now because we’re giving you some love, dear Lambo.
To be specific, this one-off Lamborghini Aventador S is the work of Ad Personam, the Italian automaker’s very own personalization division. It didn’t receive any hype presumably because it was designed to stand as nothing more than a showcase of Ad Personam’s abilities, but it’s still designated as a one-off creation, meaning that there’s unlikely to be anything like it in the future. Lamborghini didn’t say if the car is going to end up for sale, but considering the motive behind its development, don’t expect to see it in the hands of a customer anytime soon. Chances are it’s going to stay with Lamborghini for the foreseeable future, possibly to serve its purpose as a showcase model of the Italian automaker’s own personalization division. Still, it looked at home at Goodwood in the company of all those cars it was with. That tells you that this one-off Aventador S should have received more attention than it did.
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2018 Lamborghini Aventador S
The Lamborghini Aventador was unveiled in early 2011 and replaced the Murcielago as the company’s range-topping supercar. Its styling is inspired by the limited-edition Reventon and the Estoque concept car, while motivation is provided by Lamborghini’s second V-12 engine design in 50 years. Like its predecessor, the Aventador spawned Roadster and higher-performance SuperVeloce versions, with the latter gaining a drop-top variant of its own. The supercar was also used as a base for the Aventador J concept and the Veneno, a limited-edition model that stands out for its outlandish design and ludicrous price tag. In late 2016, Lambo unleashed a mid-cycle update for the Aventador, also adding an "S" badge to its name.
Spotted testing on public roads since early 2016, the Aventador S prototype didn’t have much to say about the changes Lambo had in store and it was believed that the update will be about minor nips and tucks. However, the Italian brand had completely different plans for the coupe, giving it a complete makeover in the aerodynamics and chassis department. It’s also significantly more powerful, moving very closer to the beefed-up SuperVeloce thanks to a 30-horsepower bump.
“This is the next generation Aventador as well as the expression of new technological and performance milestones in super sports car development,” said Automobili Lamborghini Chairman and CEO Stefano Domenicali. “The Aventador S is visionary design, cutting-edge technology and driving dynamics in pure harmony, and elevates the concept of super sports cars to a new level.”
The Lambo Aventador S will reach its first customers in Spring 2017 as a 2018-model-year vehicle.
Updated 01/25/2017: Lamborghini dropped a series of new images, plus a new video taken during the cars global debut at the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia (Spain).
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2016 Lamborghini Aventador By 1016 Industries
The Lamborghini Aventador has been around for five years and it’s a testament to the supercar’s reputation that it’s still a favorite from the aftermarket tuning scene to this day. We’ve seen a handful of tuners build programs for the Aventador this year and the latest is the recent start-up, 1016 Industries, a relative neophyte to the tuning scene. For this program, the tuner was able to cover a significant number of modifications, none more impressive than the engine upgrade package that came out with 780 horsepower.
To be clear, the complete program has yet to be announced as a visit to the tuner’s website only reveals a “coming soon” banner. But a significant amount of details on what’s in store have been revealed and collectively, the upgrades point to an impressive build altogether. Of equal importance is the carbon fiber aerodynamic body kit that 1016 Industries claims was crafted using the latest in 3D scanning, laser scanning, and virtual modelling. It’s hard to argue against those methods, especially when you see how big these components are. Just as impressive is the tuner’s ability to partner with the best aftermarket companies in the business. In this case, that would be ADV.1 wheels, which provided a set of stellar Gunmetals CS Series rims to round out the program.
There are times when trusting a newbie to the aftermarket tuning game can be a risky proposition. But 1016 Industries doesn’t appear to be of that mold, at least when you judge what it was able to build for the timeless Lamborghini Aventador.
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Valentino Balboni Launches Aftermarket Company For Lamborghini Parts
Valentino Balboni earned his status in life for being Lamborghini’s go-to test driver for the better part of 40 years. The legendary test driver has since retired from his day job, but it’s evident that his love for all things raging bull has yet to subside. That was made clear time and again, and it’s being reinforced today with the launch of his new tuning company, which will simply be called “VB.”
Like some of the world’s most famous aftermarket firms, VB will cater exclusively to tuning parts for Lamborghini, and while details are still unclear on what kind of projects VB will undertake in the future, it is kicking off its birth with its first creation: a super exclusive, ultra lightweight titanium exhaust that was created specifically for the Lamborghini Aventador SuperVeloce.
If a picture paints a thousand words, the image of the new exhausts flanking Valentino Balboni looks downright amazing. Each exhaust is hand-made, weighs just 13.8 pounds, and promises “a new dimension in sound.” It’s also made from Grade 2 titanium and the whole process of creating the whole thing takes up to 350 hours, underscoring the kind of attention-to-detail that Balboni was famous for in his time as Lamborghini’s test driver.
The only downside to the product is that VB will only make 30 units of the exhaust with all units available only to the 600-unit Aventador SuperVeloce, a car that not surprisingly sold out a long time ago. Details on the price are still unknown at this point, but expect more information about the new company to come out when VB officially launches the ultra-light titanium exhaust at the 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on August 20, 2016.
In the meantime, we can start imagining the possibilities of what VB is capable of when it begins doing complete tuning programs for Lamborghini supercars. Considering the wealth of knowledge Valentino Balboni has of the things that go on in Sant’Agata Bolognese, VB could turn into the preeminent tuner of all things Lamborghini.
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Lamborghini’s Ad Personam Program Is Getting Its Own Studio
Lamborghini’s Ad Personam personalization program is getting its very own space inside the Italian automaker’s headquarters in Sant’Agata Bolognese. The new studio will be dedicated strictly to Lambo’s Ad Personam program and will exclusively cater to the company’s customer base. Prospective owners will be given the unique experience of getting a guided tour of the facility before they get to the business of calling the shots on how they want their Lamborghinis to be customized.
This isn’t something overly different from what Lamborghini has been doing since it kicked off the Ad Personam program back in 2006. It’s just now the program will have its own dedicated space where customers can choose from a wide range of personalized options available for both the Huracán and the Aventador. The new studio features displays on all the options available, including the body color, the choice of leather, seat, and trim options – and of course Lamborghini’s very own forged composite carbon fiber material that the automaker is offering exclusive on the Aventador.
Considering that more than half of cars it sold in 2016 passed through the Ad Personam customization program, the opening of this new studio will serve prospective Lamborghini owners well as they try to put personalized touches on their new supercars.
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If it isn’t obvious at this point, Lamborghini’s newly opened Advanced Composite Structures Laboratory is the latest proof of the Italian automaker’s peerless passion for innovation. The facility may still smell new, but it’s already at work in developing new materials that could, in the words of CEO Stefano Domenicali, “represent the future of our automotive vision.” One of these materials is carbon fiber connecting rods in the engine, a new material that could find its way into the successor of Lambo’s current standard-bearer, the Aventador supercar.
Carbon-fiber connecting rods don’t sound sexy at all, but it could turn into a game-changing technology for Lamborghini and the entire industry if Lambo can prove its worth. According to Automotive News, these carbon fiber rods and connectors could eventually replace the steel versions being used today and save anywhere from 40 to 50 percent in weight. If Lamborghini can find a way to use these carbon fiber rods and connectors in a V-12 engine, it could result in a significant increase in power and acceleration for the car that will use it.
If anything, Lamborghini has shown that it’s more than willing to go all-in on these types of game-changing innovations, having done so numerous times in the past. The most notable recent example is the Sesto Elemento from 2010, which was made with a then-revolutionary forged composite construction technique. Even the rods themselves are made from the same forged composite material, something that Lamborghini creates by taking a premixed lump of carbon fibre and resin, dropping into a steel mold and applying lots of heat and pressure. The process itself only takes about three minutes, a lot faster than the traditional “prepreg” method, which itself takes about 12 hours to do.
It’s still not clear if these carbon fiber rods and connectors will be able to handle the stress of a V-12 engine, but that’s exactly what Lamborghini is testing to find out. In the event that the company determines that it could be included in the construction of a future V-12 engine, the soonest the public can see it would be around 2020 or 2021, or right around the time when Lamborghini introduces the replacement for the Aventador.
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