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Further details on Murcielago’s replacement

By SYF77 on 19 Jan 2011

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Lamborghini has released more details on the Murcielago’s successor, called the LP 700-4. The supercar maker has confirmed that the body and chassis construction will be made entirely from carbon fiber according to the company’s research and development head Maruizio Reggiani.

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.

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Written by SYF77
I have been a car fanatic since 1989, when my father was changing our family car then to a Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL fitted with a Twin Cam 16 valve engine that was carburetor-fed, a big deal back in those days. The automobile technology and industry fascinates me and I hope to broadcast these interesting developments to everyone out there through this blog.

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