The Aventador for 2013 gains start/stop technology and cylinder deactivation for improved fuel economy. The springs and shocks are stiffened this year, and a new roadster joins the coupe.
The Aventador is all-new for 2012, replacing the Murcielago in Lamborghini's lineup.
The all-new 2012 Lamborghini Aventador is what the bull fighter drives to confession. It's a brutally fast, hyper-responsive missile that drips Italian driving passion and style. The Aventador is the ultimate Lamborghini, replacing last year's Murcielago. Constructed largely of aluminum and carbon fiber, the 2-seat, mid-engine, all-wheel-drive, 691-horsepower Aventador will charge to 60 mph in under 2.9 seconds and attain 217 mph terminal velocity, its jet-fighter-like flanks adorned in any of 13 colors, three of them matte finish. The $390,000 Aventador LP 700-4 (LP for longitudinal posterior-mounted engine, 700 for 700 horsepower by European ratings, and 4 for all-wheel drive) travels in fast company, including the Ferrari 458 Italia, Aston Martin DBS, Lexus LFA and McLaren MP4-12C.