Lamborghini Jota/Aventador spy shot
There are secrets in the automotive world, and then there are next-generation Lamborghinis. The Aventador, successor to the Murcielago, managed to hold some of its information back during development, but as it nears production and unveiling, the dam has broken wide open: the ordering guide, with full specs, is loose on the Internet.
Power? As expected, a 6.5-liter V-12 rated at 700 metric horsepower, or about 690 of our American horses. Weight? The Aventador tips the scales at 3,472 pounds, with 43 percent of that over the front axle, and 57 percent over the rear. It will be a big, low car, at 106 inches wheelbase, 188 inches long, almost 80 inches wide, and just 44 inches tall.
Fuel efficient it is not, drinking down its 23.77 gallon tank at a rate of 13.5 mpg combined. But fuel efficiency isn't the only kind of efficiency: the Aventador will slice through the air with ease, hitting 62 mph in a crushing 2.9 seconds, with a top speed of 217 mph. That massive acceleration is thanks in part to its Haldex electronically-controlled all-wheel-drive system and the new seven-speed ISR robotized gearbox. Sticky 255/35 tire on 19-inch wheels up front and 335/30 20-inchers out back hold the corners.
Braking is handled by massive 15.7-inch and 14.9-inch front/rear carbon ceramic rotors clamped by six-piston front and four-piston rear calipers.
That is really all the core information, but you can get every single available option, all standard equipment, and more, over at the Teampseed forums linked below.