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There is little doubt that Lamborghini has engineered an impressive successor to its Murciélago. The Aventador is more powerful, significantly lighter, more civilized yet unquestionably more exotic than the last flagship. Add those qualities up, and the newest model in the automaker's lineup earns itself a position as one of the greatest sports cars in the world.
When it comes to negatives, the Aventador is criticized for suspension tuning that can be merciless at times and angular body panels that contribute to its dismal outward visibility. Like other Lamborghini models, there is a lack of cargo space, maneuvering in tight quarters is challenging and its engine is very thirsty.
Introduced at the Geneva Motor Show early last year, the Aventador is the newest model in the automaker's lineup. It is all-new for 2012. A Spyder version is expected later this year.
The 2012 Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 is offered in one body style: a two-passenger coupe.
Mid-mounted in the Aventador's chassis is a naturally-aspirated 6.5-liter V12 boasting 690 horsepower and 509 pound-feet of torque. The sole transmission is a seven-speed automated gearbox permanently sending power to all four wheels. Thanks to its all-wheel drive grip and an electronically-controlled launch mode, the automaker says its sports car will launch to 60 mph in less than three seconds and hit a top speed in excess of 215 mph.
Despite its single-focus mission, the cabin of the Aventador is nevertheless lavish. The driver and passenger are sealed in a cocoon of high-grade leather and carbon fiber with full power accessories. Other standard equipment includes satellite-based navigation, bi-xenon headlights, heated and power-operated folding mirrors, tilt steering and automatic climate control.
The options list is understandably short, limited to heated seats, multi-function steering wheel, engine covers (transparent or opaque carbon fiber) and parking sensors. There are also a variety of wheel/tire choices, and the factory prides itself on customization.
The EPA rates the fuel economy of the 2012 Lamborghini Aventador coupe at 11 mpg city, 17 mpg highway and 13 mpg combined.
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