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Scorched Earth: Lamborghini Aventador Races Across Desert

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On: Tue, Mar 29, 2011 at 3:33PM | By: Chris Weiss

Scorched Earth: Lamborghini Aventador Races Across Desert

We've seen the Ferrari FF concept work its way through just about every obstacle that solid ground can possibly create. But our visual experience with the Lamborghini Aventador has been limited to a rather slow, dull drive across the streets of Berlin.

Up until this week. Lamborghini's newest masterpiece was filmed in California for an upcoming ad campaign, and some of the footage has hit the Web.

The Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 makes its first known U.S. appearance in the barren desertlands of California, where the Arancia Argos V12er looks absolutely stunning kicking up dust as it speeds across the flat desert floor. Maybe I'm just a sucker for exotic cars in exotic locations, but between the sandy desert, burly mountains in the background, and 700 horses worth of Geneva-fresh Lambo cutting across that backdrop, there's not a thing I don't like about this clip.

Notably, the Lamborghini is tailed by a camera crew in another prominent, VW Group four-wheel-drive: the Porsche Cayenne.

Unlike Ferrari, which used its first four-wheel-drive system in the FF concept, Lamborghini has a history of equipping its cars with four-wheel drive. That's what the "4" in Aventador LP700-4 (or other models like the Murcielago LP670-4 SV) is all about, for those who didn't know. So the Aventador is plenty prepared for a spirited sprint across the loose sand of the desert.

Recap: Powering those four wheels is a 690-hp 6.5-liter V12 engine that is new to the Aventador. That engine pushes the car to 62 mph in 2.9 seconds and allows for a top speed of 217 mph.

Now that the car's here, let's hope that we spot it elsewhere around the States, New York for starters.


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