Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Battling the Elements

Ferrari has a new-found love for snowy places when it comes to the new four-wheel drive FF, but we’ve all heard the rumors that the other big Italian supercar name, Lamborghini, chose the exact opposite setting for the Aventador - the desert. We were all wondering how you can make a performance monster shine in a dusty environment like this, but it looks like the answer was plenty of computer graphics.

The almost three-minute long promotional film shows the Aventador LP700-4 in an apocalyptic-like scene, scrambling to get away as the earth crumbles under its tires, or swerving to avoid gigantic pillars that shoot out from the ground.

To be honest, we don’t really like the video, as it takes things too much to the side of fantasy. However, this doesn’t detract from our love of this V12-powered freak of nature that looks like it's swallowing asphalt as it's going along and can tare up the road using the 700 rampaging horsepower at its disposal.

Named after a bull that entered into battle in October 1993 at the Saragossa Arena, earning the “Trofeo de la Pena La Madronera" for its courage, the Aventador is the latest in a long line of Lamborghini supercars.

The performance machine comes equipped with a 6.5-liter V12 engine that can push it to 100 km/h (62mph) in just 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 350km/h (218mph). Taking Lotus-like weight loss cues from the Sesto Elemento concept, the brand-new ISR transmission is lighter, faster, and "more emotional" than a traditional double-clutch setup, all while being more compact that a traditional manual gearbox.

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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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