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A mid-engine supercar produced by Lamborghini beginning in February 2011.

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The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Lamborghini Aventador page on 16 September 2020, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

The Lamborghini Aventador) is a mid-engine sports car produced by the Italian automotive manufacturer Lamborghini. In keeping with Lamborghini tradition, the Aventador is named after a fighting bull.

Launched on 28 February 2011 at the Geneva Motor Show, five months after its initial unveiling in Sant'Agata Bolognese, the vehicle, internally codenamed LB834, was designed to replace the then-decade-old Murciélago as the new flagship model.

Soon after the Aventador's unveiling, Lamborghini announced that it had sold 12 cars, with deliveries starting in the second half of 2011. By March 2016, Lamborghini had built 5,000 Aventadors, in five years.

Aventador LP700-4 (2011–2016)

The Aventador LP700-4 is the first iteration of the Aventador and was designed by Filippo Perini. Production of the Aventador was planned to be limited to 4,000 vehicles; however, in 2016, it achieved the 5,000 unit milestone. The molds used to make the carbon-fibre monocoque are expected to last 500 molds each and only 8 have been made.

The car's shape borrows heavily from Lamborghini's limited-edition Reventón and the Estoque concept car.

The Aventador was unveiled at Lummus Park, Miami, followed by Miami International Airport, followed by Auto China 2014 (with Nazionale configuration via Lamborghini Ad Personam personalization program).

Aventador LP700-4 Roadster (2013–2016)

The Aventador LP700-4 Roadster was announced for production on 27 December 2012. Equipped with the same V12 engine as the coupé version, Lamborghini claims that it can accelerate from 0–97 km/h (0–60 mph) in 2.9 seconds and will achieve a top speed of 217 mph (349 km/h).

The removable roof consists of two carbon fibre panels, weighing 6 kg (13 lb) each, which required the reinforcement of the rear pillar to compensate for the loss of structural integrity as well as to accommodate the rollover protection and ventilation systems for the engine. The panels are easily removable and are stored in the front luggage compartment. The Aventador Roadster has a unique engine cover design and an attachable wind deflector to improve cabin airflow at super high speeds as well as a gloss black finish on the A-pillars, windshield header, roof panels, and rear window area. With a total weight of 1,625 kg (3,583 lb) it is only 50 kg (110 lb) heavier than the coupé (the weight of the roof, plus additional stiffening in the sills and A-pillars).

Aventador SuperVeloce LP750-4 (2015–2017)

The Lamborghini Aventador SuperVeloce LP750-4 was announced at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. It features an upgraded powertrain, with maximum power output increased to 750 PS (552 kW; 740 hp) from the standard coupé's 700 PS (515 kW; 690 hp). Combined with weight reduction of 50 kg (110 lb) from increased usage of carbon fibre both inside and outside the car, the SV LP750-4 has a power to weight ratio of 1 hp to 2 kg. The car also features improved aerodynamics, with downforce increased by 180% as compared to the standard Aventador coupé. Notable aerodynamic upgrades are a revised front splitter and a rear diffuser along with a fixed CFRP rear wing. The car's driving dynamics have also been upgraded, featuring new enhanced electronic steering for superior maneuverability at high speeds, magnetic pushrod suspension for superior handling, and chassis improvements to increase rigidity. {Overall the SV LP750-4's 0–100 km/h (0–62 mph) acceleration time is decreased from 2.9 seconds to 2.8 seconds, with the theoretical top speed still "somewhere in excess" of 350 km/h (217 mph). Delivery of the car began in the second quarter of 2015 with production limited to 600 units. Road & Track recorded a 0–241 km/h (0–150 mph) time of 12.8 seconds, a 0–322 km/h (0–200 mph) time of 33.5 seconds, and a 0–1⁄4 mile (402 m) trap speed of 227.4 km/h (141.3 mph) in the March 2016 0–322 km/h (0–200 mph) shootout.

Production of the Aventador SuperVeloce LP 750-4 ended in July 2017 with the last car finished in a bespoke liquid silver metallic paint job.

Aventador SuperVeloce LP 750-4 Roadster (2016–2017)

Lamborghini Aventador SuperVeloce LP 750-4 Roadster was unveiled at the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. It features a compact two-piece carbon fibre hardtop that can be stowed in the trunk like the standard roadster. Numerous weight-saving measures have lowered the Roadster's weight to 1,575 kg (3,472 lb), a figure that makes it 50 kg (110 lb) lighter than the standard roadster. Deliveries began in the first quarter of 2016 and production was limited to 500 units.

Aventador S LP740-4 (2016–present)

The Lamborghini Aventador S was revealed on 19 December 2016 at the Sant'Agata factory. Official reveal of the car took place at the March 2017 Geneva Motor Show. The Aventador S is an update to the then outgoing Aventador LP700-4 with mechanical and exterior changes. The updated exterior of the car was designed by Lamborghini's head of design Mitja Borkert. The 6.5 litre V12 engine is now rated at 740 PS (544 kW; 730 hp) at 8,400 rpm (40 PS (39 hp; 29 kW) more than the standard Aventador) and 690 N⋅m (509 lb⋅ft) of torque at 5,500 rpm. The performance figures remain the same as the standard Aventador LP700-4.

The Aventador S received four wheel steering, permanent four wheel drive and a slightly updated suspension. The suspension is controlled by the ‘Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo Attiva’ (LDVA) control unit. The LDVA has four selectable modes – Sport, Strada (Street), Corsa (Track) and Ego (i.e. individual). Carbon ceramic brakes are standard (front: 400 mm, rear: 380 mm). The nose was redesigned with a bigger front splitter and two new air ducts in the front bumper. At the rear it has a new black rear diffuser with fins, and three single exit exhaust tips. It has 130 percent more front downforce than the standard Aventador LP700-4.

Aventador S LP740-4 Roadster (2017–present)

The roadster variant of the new Aventador S followed up in 2017 at the Frankfurt International Motor Show. The roadster is mechanically identical to the coupé with the only difference being the engine cover (identical to the standard Aventador roadster), two carbon fibre removable roof panels (weighing less than 6 kg (13 lb) stowable in the front compartment of the car and new optional wheels. The roadster is 50 kg (110 lb) heavier than the coupé due to chassis reinforcing components due to which it accelerates from 0–60 mph (0–97 km/h) 0.3 seconds slower than the coupé.

Aventador SVJ LP770-4 (2018–present)

Unveiled at the 2018 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, the Aventador SVJ (Super Veloce Jota) is a track focused iteration of the Aventador S and an improvement over the Aventador SV. The 6.5-litre L539 V12 engine used in the entire Aventador lineage has been reworked and now generates a maximum power output of 770 PS (566 kW; 759 hp) at 8,500 rpm and 720 N-m (531 lb-ft) of torque at 6,750 rpm. The weight saving measures such as the extensive use of carbon fibre, and titanium in the exhaust system has brought the weight down to 1,525 kg (3,362 lb), giving the car a power-to-weight ratio of 0.5 hp/kg. The Aventador SVJ can accelerate from 0–100 km/h (0–62 mph) in 2.8 seconds and 0–200 km/h (0–124 mph) in 8.6 seconds and can attain a top speed of over 352 km/h (219 mph).

A camouflaged prototype of the variant had previously made a new production car lap around the Nurburgring Nordschleife in July 2018, beating the previous record holder, the Porsche 911 GT2 RS by setting a lap time of 6:44.97 with Lamborghini test driver Marco Mapelli behind the wheel achieved by using the Pirelli Pzero Trofeo R tyres available with the car as an option.

The Aventador SVJ is the first production V12 Lamborghini model to feature Lamborghini's Aerodinamica Lamborghini Attiva (ALA) system. This allows the car to achieve 40% more downforce than the Aventador SV and 1% reduction in the coefficient of drag. The system adds aerodynamic components to the car including a disconnected front splitter, tri-dimensional air outlet on the bonnet, a large carbon fibre rear wing with a central fin, underbody aero design with vortex generators, and a large rear diffuser. The system works in conjunction with Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo Attiva 2.0 (LDVA 2.0) management system, which uses inertial sensors to control the car's aero in 500 milliseconds.

The Aventador SVJ "63 Edition", a special edition commemorating the company's year of foundation (1963), featuring a special white livery with the number 63 more prominent on the car would be first offered for sale and limited to just 63 units, while the whole production run of the Aventador SVJ would be limited to just 963 units in total including the 63 units, with deliveries starting in the beginning of 2019.

Aventador SVJ LP770-4 Roadster (2019–present)

The roadster variant of the SVJ was unveiled at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show and will be produced in a limited series of 800 units. The car includes a removable hard top made of two different pieces made of carbon fibre and retains the powertrain from the coupé.

Special Editions

Aventador J

Six months after unveiling the Aventador, plans for a roadster version were leaked by the U.S. EPA after it included the model on a data sheet on its website. Lamborghini officially unveiled the Aventador J to the world at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. The roofless and windowless barchetta concept car uses the same V12 engine as the standard Aventador, producing 700 PS (690 hp; 515 kW) with the same single clutch transmission as in the standard coupé. The car does not have air conditioning or radio to save further weight for a total of 3,472 lb (1,575 kg). The car presented at the Geneva show was the only unit to be produced, and was sold for US$2.8 million.

The J designation was thought to have come from Appendix J in the FIA rulebook that describes the technical specifications of race cars. However, during an interview with designer Filippo Perini, it was revealed that the 'J' actually stands for Jota, in reference to a 1970s one off Lamborghini Miura Jota, which also conformed to the FIA's Appendix J regulations.

Aventador Dreamliner Edition (2012)

The Lamborghini Aventador Dreamliner Edition is a version of the Aventador LP 700-4 coupé with blue and white body colour scheme from Boeing 787 Dreamliner, and pitch-black wheels. The vehicle was unveiled in 2012 Aerospace & Defense Supplier Summit.

Aventador LP 720-4 50° Anniversario (2013)

The Aventador LP 720-4 50° Anniversario is a limited (200 units - 100 Coupe and 100 Roadster) version of the Aventador LP 700-4 commemorating the 50th anniversary of Automobili Lamborghini. It included increased engine power to 720 PS (530 kW; 710 bhp) via a new specific engine calibration, enlarged and extended front air intakes and the aerodynamic splitter, small flaps set into the sides, new rear end featuring an enlarged diffuser and expansive meshwork that further improves engine-compartment ventilation, model-exclusive Giallo Maggio (Italian for "May yellow") body colour featuring sparkling yellow paintwork with a layer of transparent and highly reflective particles; front and rear and sills in two-tone (Giallo Maggio and matte black) design, semi-aniline leather interior upholstery in Nero Ade (black) with Terra Emilia (optional Giallo Quercus (yellow) with Q-Citura stitch diamond pattern, 50th anniversary emblem in forged composite carbon-fibre.

The coupe was unveiled at the 2013 Shanghai Motor Show.

The roadster was unveiled at the 2013 Quail Motorsports Gathering.

Aventador Airport Vehicle (2013)

The Aventador Airport Vehicle was made for the Bologna Airport featuring a white body colour, red and white chequered flag decals on the sides, a light bar on the roof and 'FOLLOW ME' written on the bonnet, based on the Aventador LP700-4.

The vehicle was unveiled at the Bologna Airport between 6 May 2013 and 19 May 2013 and was used to guide aircraft around the airport. It was also used in Heathrow Airport, London, as an airport vehicle for a single day.

Veneno

The Lamborghini Veneno is a limited-run, one-off supercar based on the Aventador LP700-4. The Veneno was developed to celebrate Lamborghini's 50th anniversary. It was introduced at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. When introduced, it had a price of US$4,000,000, making it one of the most expensive production cars in the world. The 6.5-liter naturally-aspirated V12 and generates a power output of 750 PS (552 kW; 740 hp) at 8,400 rpm and 690 N-m (509 lb-ft) of torque at 5,500 rpm. The increase in power was achieved by enlarging the air intakes and modifying the exhaust system. Lamborghini built just five examples of the Veneno Coupé: one for factory testing (dubbed Car Zero), one retained for the factory, and three cars for customers, all of which were customised to customer specifications. In addition to the coupé, only nine units of the roadster were produced, which were all sold out.

Aventador Pirelli Edition (2014)

The Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Pirelli Edition was announced in December 2014. Celebrating a 50-year association between Lamborghini and Pirelli, it features a design and colour scheme that echoes the Pirelli tyre, with a thin red stripe running across the roof.

Centenario

The Lamborghini Centenario is a one-off supercar, based on the Aventador SV. The Centenario coupé and roadster was unveiled at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show to commemorate the 100th birthday of the company's founder, Ferruccio Lamborghini. Power comes from a tuned version of the 6.5-litre naturally-aspirated V12 from the Aventador SV now generating 770 PS (566 kW; 759 hp) at 8,500 rpm and 690 N⋅m (509 lb⋅ft) of torque at 5,500 rpm, therefore increasing power over the Aventador SV by 20 PS (15 kW; 20 hp). The Centenario also has a slight weight reduction compared with the Aventador SV of 5 kg (11 lb). The engine is mated to the same 7-speed ISR automated manual gearbox as used on an Aventador SV along with the all-wheel-drive drivetrain developed by Haldex. The power steering has two turns lock-to-lock. The suspension system is a push-rod design. A total of 40 cars, (half of them coupes and the other half roadsters) were produced, all of which were already sold via invitation to selected customers.

SC18 Alston

Introduced in November 2018, the SC18 Alston is a track focused one-off created for a customer under close collaboration with Lamborghini's motorsport division Squadra Corse. Based on the Aventador SVJ, the SC18 Alston incorporates aerodynamic elements taken from the Huracàn GT3 and the Huracàn SuperTrofeo EVO. Main features of the car include a big adjustable carbon-fibre rear wing, front air intakes on the hood taken from the Huracàn GT3, new Veneno-like wheels created especially for the car, a one-off exhaust system along with rear lights from the Centenario, rear fenders, hood scoops and the central fin from the Huracàn SuperTrofeo Evo, and a new front bumper. All these changes give the car 770 hp (781 PS) and 720 nm (531 lb-ft) of torque. The mechanical components and drive train remain the same as the donor car.

Sián FKP 37

The Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 is a one-off and the first hybrid supercar to be built by Lamborghini, honoring the late Ferdinand Karl Piëch (whose initials emboss the name of the car), and hist birth year 1937 (the last two digits make up the name of the car as well). Power comes from a reconfigured 6.5-liter naturally-aspirated V12 from the Aventador SVJ and an electric motor powered by supercapacitors at the rear axle, for a total of 602 kW (818 PS; 807 hp) making the Sián the most powerful production Lamborghini automobile ever created at its online launch in September 3, 2019. The exterior design incorporates a wedge shape, a trademark of famed automobile designer Marcello Gandini and mixes that with the design of the Terzo Millennio concept introduced two years prior. The Y shaped daytime running headlights are inspired by the Lamborghini Terzo Millennio while at the rear an active fixed rear wing with the number "63" embossed on its winglets to honour the company's year of incorporation. Downforce is maximised by the model's prominent side air intakes and large carbon-fibre front splitter. A transparent "Peroscopio" glass panel runs from the centre of the roof and rolls back into the slatted engine cover adds light and visibility for the occupants, and the six hexagonal taillights are an inspiration from the Countach. Production of the Sián FKP 37 will be limited to 63 units and all have already been sold. Lamborghini's Ad Personam division will be responsible for the manufacture of the Sián. The car was officially unveiled to the public at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show configured in a unique "electric gold" paint. The coupé will be limited to just 63 units and additionally, the roadster variant of the Sián, which has been limited to 19 units, have all been sold out.

SVJ 63 Roadster

The SVJ 63 Roadster is a special edition of the Aventador SVJ, unveiled at Monterey Car Week in August 2019. It pays tribute to the victories of 2018 and 2019 at the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring. 63 will be built, the number representing Lamborghini's founding in 1963. Technical specifications are the same as the SVJ Roadster.

SVJ Roadster Xago Edition

The SVJ Roadster Xago Edition was unveiled on July 17, 2020, for clients of the newly-created virtual version of the Ad Personam studio, based on the standard SVJ Roadster. Taking inspiration from the hexagonal storms of Saturn, the exterior color scheme of the car took 120 hours and another 80 hours for the interior to be reworked to match. Only 10 units will be produced. Technical specifications are the same as the SVJ Roadster.

Essenza SCV12

The Lamborghini Essenza SCV12 is a track-day, one-off supercar built by Lamborghini under close collaboration with their motorsport division, Squadra Corse, featuring design and aerodynamics inspired by racing prototypes, developed for exclusive track use. When it was unveiled online to the public on July 29, 2020, the Essenza SCV12 became the most powerful purely, naturally-aspirated car, pushing out a maximum power output of 610 kW (830 PS; 820 hp) achieved by a horizontally-mounted 6.5-liter naturally-aspirated V12 from the Aventador SVJ and a ram air induction system, the latter serving as the aspiration. The Essenza SCV12 is 136 kg (300 lb) lighter than the Aventador SVJ and features a FIA approved carbon composite crash structure and a carbon fibre monocoque which is the first to be homologated without the use of metal. The Essenza SVC12 is also the first car to be developed according to the FIA prototype safety rules. The car has a power-to-weight ratio of 1.66 hp per kg and generates a downforce of 1,200 kg (2,600 lb) at 249 km/h (155 mph), more than a typical GT3 racecar. The car comes with Brembo disk brakes and is fitted with Pirelli racing slicks, having 19-inch magnesium wheels at the front and 20-inch magnesium wheels at the rear. Normally stored in a special hangar, customers could take delivery of the car upon request. Production will be limited to just 40 units and it will have its own one-make racing series.


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Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
12 November 2012Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
11 July 2013Lamborghini Aventador vs cyclist Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
2 November 2013Lord Aleem Crashes Lamborghini - Incorrectly Blames Rain Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
17 June 2015Automobili Lamborghini SpA, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential NoncomplianceFederal Register: NHTSA (Jeffrey Giuseppe)


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