We can already tell you that the Aventador will be powered by a fresh V12 created by Sant’Agata’s finest engineers, and that the power will be sent through a new gearbox to all wheels. However, what we really want is the Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4, undisguised and with all the details in plain sight.
The 6.5-liter V12 beast will deliver 700 hp to all four wheels via a new, 7-speed automatic transmission with ISR (Independent Shifting Rods) that can change gears in 50 milliseconds. This is enough to launch the car from 0 to 100 Km/h (0 to 62 mph) in just 2.9 seconds.
Lamborghini says the Aventador will also use a pushrod suspension, featuring a unique damper concept inspired by Formula 1 in order to deliver race-car precision. Thus, the springs and dampers are not placed on the wheel mounts anymore, but connected to the bodyshell structure in an inboard configuration. They are placed transversely in front of the windscreen at the front, and close to the engine at the rear.
autoevolution will be attending the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, so stay tuned for some real up close and personal shots of the vehicles, as well as for first-hand details of the motorized contraptions presented at the event.