The Aventador's carbon fiber monocoque also brings it important points for this chapter, as it gives the car a high torsional rigidity. The safety cell is formed by the base section and the roof. These are joined through a curing process that involves spending some time inside a special oven.
In the end, the structure acts as a whole and an important part of this are the stiffening elements, such as the rocker panels or the roof pillars. These are fabricated using a special technique called Braiding that focuses on providing superior rigidity - you can find more on this in the Tech Facts chapter.
The supercar packs front adaptive airbags for the driver and passenger, side airbags for the head and torso, as well as driver and passenger knee airbags.
Lamborghini has also stepped up the active safety game for the Aventador and the best example to illustrate this is the center differential. This is an electronically-controlled Haldex IV unit, which outperforms the passive viscous system found on the Murcielago and Gallardo.
Another important element for this chapter at the carbon ceramic brakes. These provide monumental stopping power and also give you tons of confidence on the road.
You can't expect to see crash test results for this kind of vehicles and the Aventador is no exception to this. No safety organization, regardless on the side of the pond where it is based, has included the V12 Lambo on its list.Continue reading