The 2012 Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4, abbreviated as Aventador '12 or LP 700-4, is a mid-engined supercar that is the successor to the Lamborghini Murciélago and the first Lamborghini production car with the company's all-new 6.5L (6,498 cc) naturally aspirated V12 engine, codenamed L539.
Just being in the presence of an Aventador is enough to make one feel regal. Driving this mad bull can be likened to finding Elvis and winning the lottery… on the same day; thrilling, fortuitous, and maybe a bit surreal. The Aventador exudes sensual power, drop dead beauty, and performance numbers that seem derived from NASA blueprints. This is a bareknuckle brawler of a supercar, brandishing 700 bhp and more than 500 foot/lbs. of torque. In short, the Aventador’s potential is limited less by its engineering than by the bravery of its driver.
Just being in the presence of an Aventador is enough to make one feel regal. To drive one is an experience that ranks closely with finding Elvis and winning the lottery... simultaneously. The car exudes of sensual power, drop dead beauty, and speed-fueled desire. The Aventador is everything an exotic car should be.
In keeping with Lamborghini's tradition of naming cars after fighting bulls, the Aventador is named after the bull of the same name that fought particularly valiantly in the bull ring of Zaragoza, Spain in 1993 and earned the Trofeo de la Peña La Madroñera for its courage in the arena.
The Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 features a seven-speed single-clutch semi-automatic transmission built by Graziano Transmissioni. The new V12 engine, codenamed L539, produces 690 hp (515 kW) and 509 ft·lb (690 N·m) of torque. It is the first all-new powerplant since the 3.5L engine in the 350GT. With a claimed dry weight of 3472 lb (1575 kg) and an actual curb weight of 4085 lb (1853 kg), the Aventador LP 700-4 has a power-to-weight ratio of 372 hp (277 kW) per tonne.
Lamborghini claims that the Aventador LP 700-4 is capable of 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) in 2.8 seconds and a top speed exceeding 217 mph (350 km/h). In testing, the Aventador was measured as being capable of 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) in 3 seconds and 0 to 100 mph (161 km/h) in 6.4 seconds, as well as a quarter mile in 10.9 seconds at 133 mph (214 km/h).sport auto measured a top speed of 230 mph (370 km/h).
The Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4's powerful 6.5L V12 and AWD drivetrain give access to fast acceleration, including 0-60 mph (97 km/h) in 2.8 seconds and 0-100 mph (161 km/h) in 6.5 seconds. Being AWD, the Aventador LP700-4 launches off the line with very little wheelspin. Due to its weight, width, and size, though, the Aventador LP700-4 suffers in the handling department, showing moderate to strong hints of understeer. In the Forza Motorsport games, the Aventador's top speed is limited to only 217 mph (349 km/h), which was increased to 225 mph (362 km/h) in Forza Motorsport 7, but in the Forza Horizon games, the Aventador's top speed is increased even further, capable of hitting 236 mph (380 km/h) at stock, effectively making it the second fastest production Lamborghini in the series by top speed, only behind the Aventador SV's 237 mph (382 km/h).
The Liberty Walk upgrade preset for the Aventador LP 700-4 gives the car sharper steering and takes advantage of the AWD system and acceleration, making it a better contender for grip-based race events.
In Forza Horizon 3, when fully upgraded, the Aventador LP 700-4 becomes extremely fast and is capable of reaching extreme speeds well above 273 mph (440 km/h). A well-tuned Aventador is capable of completing the full one-mile drag route within less than 20 seconds.
In the Forza games, the Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4's name is shown as Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 (without the space between "LP" and "700-4").
In Forza Horizon, the Aventador's V12 is available only for Lamborghini cars.
In Forza Horizon 3, the Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 can be customized with the Liberty Walk body kit. This body kit was originally intended for the Lamborghini Aventador LP 720-4 50° Anniversario, which isn't featured in the Forza games.
In the games, the Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4's power output is shown as 700 hp (522 kW) instead of 690 hp (515 kW). "LP 700-4" refers to the car's longitudinal mid-engine position ("LP"), power output in PS ("700"), and four-wheel-drive ("4").
The Aventador's forzamotorsport.net description also incorrectly claims 700 hp (522 kW).
Given a weight of 3472 lb (1575 kg) in the Forza games, the Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 is lighter than the Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 SV in all games up to Forza Horizon 3.
However, as of Forza Motorsport 7, the Aventador LP 700-4 now weighs 4085 lb (1853 kg), which is its weight specification in real life (US-spec Aventador, all fluids) and yet now makes the Aventador SV correctly lighter than the Aventador LP 700-4.
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