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Lamborghini teases Aventador pushrod suspension


Lamborghini says the Aventador will come to market with an advanced pushrod suspension system — making it the first series production car to come so equipped. Lamborghini says the pushrod setup will return “‘motorsport’ feel combined with long-distance comfort.”

According to the latest information, the Aventador will arrive with a slightly lower horsepower figure of 690, but a zero-to-62 time that stayed the same at a blisteringly fast 2.9 seconds. That is thanks to the new 12-cylinder developing 509 lb-ft of torque to go along with the 690 horsepower, which should be good for a top speed of 217 mph.

Light…but not that light
The vehicle’s dry weight wasn’t quite as low as rumored, but still comes in at a respectable 3,472 lbs, given its size. Keep in mind of course that the Aventador has a Haldex all-wheel drive system to hulk around, although the Lamborghini-developed Robotized Independent Shifting Rods (ISR) transmission is said to have shaved weight compared to a dual-clutch gearbox, and also manages to blast from gear to gear in just 50 ms – all seven forward gears.

Also verified are the 255/35/R19 front wheels and tires, and the massive 335/30R20 wheels and tires for the rear. Stopping this beastly Lamborghini are 400x38m six-piston carboncermaic brakes in the front, and 380x38mm carbonceramic brakes in the rear.

Also interesting facts revealed include a pair of new exterior colors: Metallic Grigio Estoque (a type of dark gray), and a pearl Arancio Argos orange.

Standard tech is in
Standard features are quite extensive, including electronic control goodies such as ABS, EBD, ASR, ESC, a hill holder function, an electronically controlled rear spoiler, an electronically controlled side air intake system, servotronic and an integrated command with three different driving modes that integrate the gearbox, differential, engine response and servotronic simultaneously.

Interior and vehicle standard features include: Push to Start/Stop button, keyless ignition, full TFT displays in the cockpit, on-board computer, multimedia system with seven-inch display, iPod and USB interface, navigation, Bluetooth, bi-xenon headlights with washer, LED daytime running lights, automatic air conditioning with solar sensor, crepuscular and rain sensors and electrically adjustable and heated side mirrors with folding function.

The entire car is said to be made of carbon fiber, making it 70 percent stiffer and 500 lbs. lighter than the Murcielago. But carbon fiber isn’t the only F1-inspired goodness — the car also has F1-based suspension at the rear, according to the source.

According to the leaked ordering guide, the car was described simply as the LP700-4, following the naming structure of the Gallardo and Murcielago lines. The car was initially rumored to be called Jota, but the latest information suggests the “Aventador” name will be used for production.

The complete debut is confirmed for the 2011 Geneva Motor Show.
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