The Lamborghini Aventador won't be completely revealed until the Geneva Motor Show next week, but it hasn't stopped the company from showing off the carbon fibre foundations. The A-pillars, roof, rear bulkhead and the transmission tunnel is all made as a single-piece carbon fibre structure, while the engine sub-frame and frontal impact frame is made from lightweight aluminium.
During development of the Aventador, Lamborghini focused stringently on keeping weight to a minimum. Lamborghini boss, Stephan Winkelmann, says the new car, and its carbon fibre monocoque, represents full competence of the Lamborghini brand and starts a new chapter for the company in vehicle dynamics. Winkelmann added,
"Systematic lightweight engineering and an optimum power-to-weight ratio are absolutely crucial to the super sports cars of the future, for both the highest levels of driving pleasure and lower emissions."
Take a look at the awesome 6.5-litre V12 sitting in the rear sub-frame. Lamborghini has said the engine will offer 515kW of power and 690Nm of torque. With the entire 'body-in-white' (the frame - without doors, engine and trimming, etc.) weighing just 229.5kg, the car is sure to offer truly savage rates of acceleration.
Look out for the full unveiling next week... unless Lamborghini decides to reveal another aspect in the meantime.
On the subject of the car's full unveiling, a scanned image of what appears to be the new Aventador in all its glory has been circulating the internet. We're not sure how credible or accurate the image is but it apparently comes from an upcoming issue of EVO Magazine, Croatia edition. Take a look.