Going from 0 mph to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds, the V12 engine of the Aventador is something usually only seen on a Formula One racetrack.
“The 2012 model is completely sold out. We’re about halfway through the 2013 season and have been taking orders for the new model,” Jim Nuccio, General Manager of Fox Valley Motorcars and Lamborghini of Chicago in Westmont, says. What makes this Lamborghini so desirable? “They completely redid the design and suspension. The body is wider and is made with carbon fiber instead of steel.” Which makes this model the lightest Lamborghini to date—only 4.9 lbs per horsepower and with a capacity of 700 hp, the Aventador has the highest power to weight ratio of any car in its class.
Adding to Lamborghini’s impressive lineage of development is the new Independent Shifting Rod (ISR) transmission. “With the ISR, there is one rod going in and one releasing all at the same time so there’s no lag like you would get in a tiptronic transmission. It is just a complete shift,” continues Jim. This innovation adds to the efficiency, the fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are down 20 percent compared to previous models, without taking away the incredible engine power that has become synonymous with Lamborghini.
Aside from design and speed, the Italian brand also has a knack for naming their vehicles, always careful to incorporate their symbol, the bull, into the vehicle’s surname. Their latest naming stays true to tradition and is after a trophy-winning bull, known for his strength and speed, quite the apt name. Lamborghini appears to take the same amount of precision with the naming of their cars as they do the design and construction.
The interior is ergometrically designed, which adds to the practical and enjoyable aspect of the Aventador. And, as you may have guessed, the technology inside is no less than spectacular. “It’s basically like being in a jet,” concludes Jim.
Fox Valley Motorcars and Lamborghini of Chicago is located at 209 East Ogden Avenue in Westmont. For more information, call 630-654-9000, or visit foxvalleymotorcars.com
—Words by Kendall McKinven