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Lamborghini Aventador Numbers and Details Get a Little More Official Thanks to Leak

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On: Mon, Dec 20, 2010 at 4:12PM | By: Chris Weiss


Lamborghini Aventador Numbers and Details Get a Little More Official Thanks to Leak

For months we've been reporting on the performance capabilities of the new Lamborghini flagship. For a while we weren't even sure what it would be called--if we're being perfectly honest, we're still not, but good authority says it's going to be Aventador LP700-4--but we were pretty confident that the car would be a 700-hp beast of a Lambo capable of breaking the 3-second-to-62 mph and 217 mph top speed marks. And now we have a little more authority on some of those numbers: a leaked dealer order guide gives fills in some official details of the Aventador.

It would seem that one Lambo dealer or rep didn't heed this little warning: "This document is to be intended and managed as STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL by the dealer's personnel only." Because it leaked out and is now being intended and managed by everyone but dealer personnel.

We already knew the details of the Aventador's engine, since Lamborghini explained those a few weeks ago. The order guide just reiterates the key points: 6.5-liters, 690 horsepower, 509 lb-ft, 60-degree V12, etc.

What we didn't have on official Lamborghini authority until this leak were the performance specs. The guide lends credence to the specs we've been hearing all along: 2.9 seconds to 62 mph and a 217 mph top speed. We're definitely enthused that those numbers are official.

The car's dry weight is listed at 3,472 lbs. Rumors had indicated that the new car would lose 500 lbs. over the Murcielago, but it weighs right about the same as the Murcielago LP4-670 SV.

As you'd expect with any big, V12-powered Lambo flagship, it's not the cleanest car on the block. Lamborghini's numbers indicate 13.5 mpg and 398 g/km of C02 emissions.

The new Lambo will come with some new options including two new exterior colors: Grigio Estoque (a metallic dark grey) and Arancio Argos (a pearl effect orange-peach). Options will include alloy shiny black painted rims, yellow brake calipers and rear suspension springs, and electric and heated seats.

Interestingly, the one thing the document doesn't clarify is the name. For months, the car was thought to be the Jota, but more recently the "Aventador" slipped forth. The order guide refers to the car simply as the "LP700-4," a designation that could follow either Jota or Aventador. At least Lambo was able to keep something secret.

We've included some of the highlights of the guide in the photo gallery so that you can comb through for all the details.


Photo Gallery (click a thumbnail to enlarge)


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