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by Brett Davis

Lamborghini has pulled the covers off the brand-new Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 at the 2011 Australian International Motor Show in Melbourne. This is the car’s first Australian unveiling and boy does it stand out.

Featuring a brand-new 6.5-litre V12 producing 515kW and 690Nm of torque, the car is able to rocket from 0-100km/h in just 2.9 seconds. It’s then capable of accelerating on to a top speed of 350km/h. Now normally, Lamborghini show cars are coated in some form of bright paintwork. This year, Lamborghini has opted for a more sedate and modest silver/grey tone.

Don’t worry though. The big Aventador still stood out as one of crowd favourites on the show’s opening day. The enormity is just not present in images compared with its real life presence. You just have to see it in the flesh.

From the front the Aventator is low and sharp offering high levels of detail. Running your eyes along the side, you’ll eventually come across the huge induction vents behind the doors. These gapping gills also feature honeycomb-style mesh vents, a detail you just don’t see in images.

Other standout features include the traditional Lambo scissor doors, an all-new interior layout compared with the Murcielago predecessor, and a new paddle-shift, seven-speed Independent Shifting Rod dual-synchronise transmission.

The Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 will go on sale in Australia later this year with prices starting at $789,000.




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