For quite some time now, the replacement for the Lamborghini Murcielago has been stuck with a name that isn’t very bullish – “Jota.” We’re not sure where exactly that name came about but according to chat forums, that is not what Lamborghini plans on calling its successor to the supercar.
Instead, a poster on Ferrarichat.com says that the model will be called Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4, the alphanumeric designation referring to a 700-hp output for all four wheels.
The same poster said that a behind the scenes session with Lamborghini CEO Stefan Winkelmann reveals that the Aventador LP700-4 will be able to go from 0- 60 mph in less than 2.9 seconds with a top speed of 217 mph. The model will feature a carbon-fiber monocoque and F1-style rear suspension, and is said to weigh in at 500 lbs less than the Murcielago. It will also have 70-percent better structural rigidity.
Yesterday, Lamborghini officially announced that the replacement to the Murcielago will be powered by a 6.5L V12 engine making 700-hp and 509 lb-ft of torque.
Lamborghini”s New 6.5L V12 and ISR Transmission:
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Source: Inside Line