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Lamborghini launches Aventador for Rs 3.69 crore

Last updated on: November 4, 2011 09:48 IST

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Looking to tap the fast-growing Indian market, Italian luxury sports car-maker Automobili Lamborghini SpA on Thursday launched its latest model, the 'Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4', priced at Rs 3.69 crore (ex-showroom, Delhi), in the country.

"India is an emerging market for sports cars, which is evident from the successful Formula 1 race event. We have already received 20 bookings for the Aventador," Automobili Lamborghini SpA Marketing Manager, South-East Asia and Pacific, James Page said.

Launched globally in March this year, the Aventador has received 1,500 orders worldwide so far, he said, adding that the waiting period in India will be around 18 months.

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Commenting on the overall sales performance of Lamborghini in India, Page said: "This year, we expect to sell around 20 cars (from other models of Lamborghini) and double it in 2012."

He said although volumes are very small in the premium sports car market in India, at around 100 units a year, sales are beginning to pick up and Lamborghini plans to conduct owner-training programmes on the Formula 1 track.

"You will be definitely seeing us there (on the F1 track). In the past, we used to take our Indian customers to Europe, but we can do it here now," Page said.

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Powered by a 12-cylinder, 6.5-litre engine, the Aventador is among the fastest street-legal cars in the world and can touch a top speed of up to 350 km per hour.

Page said the Aventador uses the same carbon materials that are used in the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

The car will be fully imported and sold through Lamborghini's sole dealer in India, Exclusive Motors.

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Scissors door

Truly impressive proportions come from an overall length of 4,78 meters (188.19 in.) matched with an impressive width of 2,26 meters (88.98 in.) including the exterior mirrors, and further accentuated by an extremely low height of just 1.136 mm (44.72 in).

Doors of the carbon-fiber monocoque open upward - a feature that was first introduced in the now legendary Countach and then used for the following V12 models like Diablo and Murcielago.

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Maximum revs, amazing sound

For the Aventador LP 700-4, Lamborghini's R&D Department has developed a completely new high-performance power unit - an extremely powerful and high-revving, but very compact power unit.

A V12 with 515 kW (700 hp) at 8,250 rpm sets a whole new benchmark, even in the world of super sports cars.

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Exclusive and high-tech interior

The Aventador's spacious interior combines the fine exclusivity of premium materials and perfect Italian craftsmanship with state-of-the-art technology and generous equipment.

Carbon-fiber monocoque

The new Lamborghini flagship has a full monocoque, an entire occupant cell, with tub and roof and is one single physical component.

This ensures extreme rigidity and outstanding driving precision, as well as an extremely high level of passive safety for the driver and passenger.

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Innovative transmission for maximum performance

Engineers at Lamborghini have created the perfect mate for the new twelve-cylinder engine with the highly innovative ISR (Independent Shifting Rods) transmission.

Compared with a dual-clutch transmission, not only is the ISR gearbox much lighter, it also has smaller dimensions than a conventional manual unit - both key elements in the field of lightweight engineering for super sports cars.

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Refined and safe with all-wheel drive

The driver of the Aventador LP 700-4 can depend fully on its permanent all-wheel drive - indicated by the 4 in the model designation.

The Drive Select Mode System enables the driver to choose vehicle characteristics (engine, transmission, differential, steering and dynamic control) from three settings - Strada (road), Sport and Corsa (track) - to suit his individual preferences.

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Pushrod suspension

The pushrod spring and damper concept has been inspired by Formula 1 and tuned perfectly to meet the needs of a high-performance road-going vehicle.

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Extensive assistance and safety systems

The driver is assisted by the latest electronic systems such as the incredibly sporty, adjustable ESP system.

When it comes to passive safety, front, head-thorax and knee airbags play their part alongside the extremely stiff carbon-fibre cell.


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