Lamborghini prepares to unveil new flagship car

January 31, 2011 12:00 AM

As the replacement for Lamborghini's MurciĆ©lago model, the 2012 Aventador LP700-4 prototype proves the automaker's reputation for fast cars and luxury isn't going anywhere soon, reports Car and Driver.

Featuring a large front fender with a steep grill drop-off but an aerodynamic roof, the design is simple. Chic but manly, the Aventador "will tick all the boxes on the bleeding-edge-supercar checklist," says the auto magazine.

With a 6.5-liter 12-V engine, there's plenty of juice for the 700 horsepower and 509 ft-lbs of torque capabilities.

The door is also a unique design, with a massive hole for air to streamline through, so big in fact, that someone could "kick a football through" it.

The Aventador uses a carbon-fiber combination monocoque, allowing the exterior to support the interior, a rare feat achieved by automobiles. This technique keeps the weight down, which means drivers can get plenty of speed out of this bad boy.

A single-clutch transmission, which can allegedly shift quicker than most dual-clutch systems, completes the Aventador's already long list of superb features.

Drivers who love fast cars and even faster gears should keep an eye out for this new model.

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