The new Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 has been named Robb Report editor’s 2012 Car of the Year. Robb Report said that the Aventador is ‘a triumphant milestone that meets its design purpose and fulfills a concept that others have been unable to realize.”
The Aventador LP700-4 had to beat out 12 competitors to earn the spot.
“We are honored to have the Aventador LP 700-4 named as Robb Report’s Car of the Year,” said Stephan Winkelmann, president and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. “When Lamborghini began development of the Aventador, our goal was simple – no competitors. This award demonstrates that the Aventador’s technology, performance and design set it apart from all other luxury super sports cars on the market.”
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Here’s the complete list in order of finish:
- Maserati GranTurismo MC
- Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster
- Audi A7
- Bentley Continental GTC
- Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG
- Aston Martin Virage Volante
- Nissan GT-R
- Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8
- Jaguar XKR-S
- BMW 650i Convertible
- Ford Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca
- Chevrolet Volt
- .. wait what? Chevrolet Volt?
Refresher: The Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 will be powered by a 6.5L V12 engine making 690-hp and 509 lb-ft of torque. Mated to the company’s new ISR (Independent Shifting Rod) 7-speed transmission, 0 to 60 mph will come in 2.9 seconds with a top speed of 217 mph. The Aventador is an all-wheel-drive supercar courtesy of Lamborghini’s Haldex 4-wheel drive system.
– By: Omar Rana