by Nicholas Umana – RevYourMind.com
This past weekend I had the opportunity to walk into Lamborghini Dallas and witness the new Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 first hand. Simply put, pictures don’t do this engineering marvel any justice. If you think seeing it on paper is great, meeting it face-to-face will be mesmerizing. There it sat as I turned the corner, the new king of the herd proudly resting its wide body over a glossy-black pedestal. Its Bianco Isis exterior created a harmonious contrast against the optionally equipped shiny black 255/35/19 front & 335/30/20 rear wheels, creating play with other black trim pieces such as the headlight housing and the fighter-jet inspired air dams found on its intimidating body- I was hypnotized. While visiting I had the opportunity to meet with Brian D. Ongaro, the VP of Sales & Marketing for the Boardwalk Auto Group, who gladly shared a few details about this new gem.
Named after a courageous Spanish fighting bull who earned the “Trofeo de la Peña la Madroñera” for its fierce courage displayed during a Spanish Corrida back in 1993, the Aventador serves as successor to the legendary Murciélago. This new raging bull tears the asphalt around the track with its F1-inspired push-rod suspension, and can effortlessly reach neck breaking 217 mph top-speeds thanks to its carbon-fiber monocoque, and naturally aspirated heart of gold. The 7-speed semi-automatic transmission achieves 50 millisecond gear shifts (much faster than humanly possible) and when coupled with its 700HP 4WD 6.5L V12, it launches the Aventador from 0-60 in a mere 2.9 seconds with an astonishing 10.5 sec(est.) ¼ mile time- Watch out Veyron!
Unfortunately this year’s allocation has already been sold, but if you place an order now you could be amongst the lucky few to take delivery of this tamed bull by spring 2013. If I were in the market for a super car there is no doubt in my mind my name would be on that list.