With 691 horsepower (700 if you’re into metric figures) coming from a 6.5-liter V-12, and all the ego-boosted confidence that goes with it, it was only a matter of time until we had to report on the first crashed example of the Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4
The particular Aventador, finished in Bianco Isis, crashed on a highway near Padua, Italy on August 30.
However, as severe as the damage first appeared, Lamborghini officials have confirmed to us that the integrity of the car’s carbon fiber monocoque remains absolutely sound, meaning this raging bull is likely to live another day.
You may recall that the central structure of the Aventador LP700-4 is made entirely from carbon fiber and has been designed as a monocoque
Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 carbon fiber monocoqueEnlarge Photo
Formula 1 race cars have been built using this technique for many years--and have proven their crash worthiness time and again. And now, Lamborghini is the first automaker to implement the complete carbon fiber monocoque design in a production car with its latest flagship supercar.
As for the reason behind the crash, local reports claim the driver of the Aventador attempted to pass a column of slower moving traffic. A truck in the column allegedly slowed to make a left turn before the brand new Aventador clipped its right side.
This sent the supercar towards a nearby pole, which it hit before ending up in a ditch running though the center of the dual carriageway road.
Fortunately, no one was seriously injured. To view the painful damage, follow the jump below. And for full details on the new Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4, click here