At Whitty’z Houston Auto Repair Shop, we LOVE fast cars! We’re especially enamored with the ones we can’t have for some strange reason.. That brings us to the 2014 Lamborghini Aventador! The latest in a line of otherworldly supercars that includes the Miura, Countach, Diablo and Murcielago, the Aventador is Lamborghini’s technology- and performance-packed flagship. Stupefyingly quick, aggressively angular and awe-inspiring in a deeply primal way, it’s also more comfortable and refined than its feral predecessors.
Underneath its attention-grabbing stealth jet/alien snubfighter exterior, the Aventador is underpinned by a carbon-fiber chassis that teams with a number of other carbon and aluminum components throughout the car to keep weight down. These measures help the Aventador tip the scales at about 200 pounds lighter than its predecessor, although at just over 4000 pounds it still isn’t exactly dainty.
Concerns about weight – and most other rational thoughts – are extinguished once one experiences the Aventador’s operatic and absurdly potent V12. Displacing 6.5 liters and boasting a lofty 8500 redline, this beast of a motor makes 691 horsepower and 509 lb-ft of torque at 5,500 rpm. When you couple that much power with the car’s Haldex all-wheel-drive system, what you get is a zero-to-62 mph time of just 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 217 mph. Helping transfer all 691 horsepower to the ground at all four corners are two different tires and wheel sizes – 255/35/R19 for front wheels and tires, with massive 335/30R20 wheels and tires for the rear. Stopping the big Lambo are 400x38m six-piston carbon ceramic brakes in the front, and 380x38mm carbon ceramic brakes in the rear.
The first, a start-stop system that shuts down the engine to save fuel at traffic lights or in stop-and-go traffic, is a supercapacitor-based system that’s both lighter and faster to restart the motor than a traditional battery-based system. The second is a cylinder deactivation system that shuts down half of the V12’s cylinders during light-throttle situations, temporarily turning the motor into a straight-six. When the driver lays into the throttle, the other six cylinders fire back up for full power. I can appreciate their mission to be more fuel efficient. Despite those technologies, there’s only so much they can do to enhance the mileage of the inherently thirsty V12 – fuel economy is rated at 11 mpg in the city and 18 mpg on the highway. All Aventador models come standard with dual front, front side and front knee airbags in addition to traction and stability control systems.
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