Get more: Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 at AutoGuide.comDescribed by Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelman as "a jump of two generations in terms of design and technology," the new Aventador LP700-4 has now officially been revealed as the successor to the famed Murcielago.
Rising from the level of an exotic to a true supercar, the LP makes 700-hp from a V12 engine, powering a machine built almost entirely of carbon fiber, while using a racecar-style pushrod suspension, the company's impressive AWD system, as well as a compact and emotional ISR single-clutch gearbox..
The monstrously large machine is now 6-inches longer than the car it replaces while being just fractions of an inch less wide. Yet for all its amazing attributes, the carbon fiber monocoque chassis is perhaps the most astounding, allowing the Aventador to weigh just under 3500 lbs in its dry weight form.
While the chassis is revolutionary, the design itself is somewhat evolutionary, a development of the fighter-jet looks we first saw with the Reventon. The Aventador takes cues from that car as well as from the Estoque sedan concept, and retains the scissor doors that Lambos have become famous for.
As mentioned, power comes from a 6.5-liter V12 engine, with a total of 700-hp on tap, as well as 509 lb-ft, and when combined with AWD propels the new Lambo flagship to 62-mph in a mere 2.9 seconds.