To create the LP 700-4's carbon fiber tub and body, Lamborghini collaborated with U.S aerospace company Boeing Corp. and the University of Washington in developing the material. The frame and body boost a stiffness of 35,000 Nm per degree of deflection, greater than Ferrari F50’s 34,600Nm and a huge improvement over the outgoing Murcielago’s 20,000 Nm.
The new 6.5 liter V12 churns out a whopping 690 bhp with an accompanying 690NM of torque. The power is transmitted to the wheels via a 7 speed automatic transmission supplied by the Graziano Trasmissioni Group. The gearbox features single clutch with dual synchronizers with shift times of just 50 milliseconds when in "Corsa" (race) mode. For comparison, a Formula 1 racecar shifts in 40 ms. The curb weight of the car is just 1,575 kg and it is entirely believable that Lamborghini quoted a century sprint timing of 2.9 seconds with that 6.5 litre mil. Top speed is 350 km/h.
The car also features an all-wheel-drive system and stopping force is provided by carbon ceramic disc brakes, measuring 400mm at the front and 380mm at the rear. The F1-style suspension features horizontal dampers connected to double wishbones.
Lamborghini has trademarked the Aventador name in the United States but Lamborghini has yet to give a confirmation on the naming of the LP 700-4. The model is scheduled to make its debut at the Geneva auto show in March.