Lamborghini just announced details of the Aventador — developed in partnership with the University of Washington and Boeing — and released official photos of the car.
The photos weren’t available in time to publish with today’s column on the UW’s Lamborghini lab because the company was waiting for a press event at the Geneva Auto Show, where the Aventador LP 700-4 was just unveiled.
A few of the cars could show in the Seattle area this summer. They list for $370,000, or $379,700 with the gas-guzzler tax included.
From the press release:
It is based on an innovative monocoque made from carbon-fiber that combines exceptional lightweight engineering with the highest levels of stiffness and safety. The new twelve-cylinder with 6.5 liters’ displacement and 515 kW / 700 hp brings together the ultimate in high-revving pleasure with astonishing low-end torque. Thanks to a dry weight of only 1,575 kilograms (3,472 lb), which is extremely low for this class of vehicle, the weight-to-power ratio stands at only 2.25 kilograms per hp (4.96 lb/hp). Even the fantastic 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) acceleration figure of just 2.9 seconds and the top speed of 350 km/h (217 mph) do not fully describe the Aventador’s extreme performance. And yet, fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are down by around 20 percent compared with its predecessor, despite the considerable increase in power (+8%).