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As we was just about finishing another generic teaser set of images from Lamborghini Showing the Rolling Chassis attached to the Carbon Fibre Passenger Cell.
But it looks like the Italian press leak shows what we really want to see showing a top front view of the LP-700.
One thing surprises us over this leak is that the prototype camouflage hinted at the angular slatted engine cover, only this picture shows the usual aggressive styling is gone and replaced with more of a refined design.
Are we going to get the side views before Geneva time will tell….
We fetched you some of the first shots of the LP700-4 lapping the nurburgring earlier in 2011 now the guys from Italy want to show an official spy shot, whats is spy to do with official who knows but I prefer my unofficial shots.
Of its new V12 flagship just weeks ahead of the car’s debut at the 2011 Geneva Auto Show. Lamborghini still has not confirmed the name of the car, which replaces the Murcielago, but a leaked ordering guide earlier identified it as the Aventador LP700-4.
Lamborghini have confirmed the V12 flagship model will make its world debut during the Geneva motor show on March 1,” describing the car as “the Murcielago replacement in ‘Tornado’ camouflage.”
According to the official order guide for the car, the Aventador will be bigger, quicker and more powerful than its predecessor.
The new LP700-4 is to be powered by a new 6.5-liter V12 driving all four wheels through a new seven-speed automated manual gearbox. The engine will deliver 690 horsepower and 509 pound-feet of torque.
The car will thrust from 0 to 60 mph in less than 2.9 seconds, with a top speed of 219 mph.
After the numerous sighting we made of the Jota or the rumoured “Aventadore” Murcielago replacement, lamborghini have revealed the powerunit which is being developed along with Bosch and Lamborghini’s technology partners.
The V12 will be capable of a world beating 700hp of naturally aspirated power and the usual 4 wheel drive transmission from the Audi quattro system from Germany,along with Lamborghini ISR gearbox with an impressive 40% improvement in speed of the gear changes over the current Gallardo servo actuated gearbox.
The v12 powerunit depending on application will be capable of an impressive 3hp per kilogram, due to the various weight reduction techniques applied using advanced lighter materials, for example nitride-hardened crankshafts ensures the weight is an impressive 24.6kg and ensures the engine high revving characteristic and minimise bearing wear.
Along with a carbon fiber induction system reflects in the total engine weight of 235kg.
And for the environmental concerns the 60 bar fuel pump will be electronically controlled to reduce the carbon dioxide emissions and consumption on this application.
Thanks go to the guys at Jalopnik for the rumoured name for the Jota prototype we spotted undergoing test at the Nurburgring in Germany Earlier in the year.