• Feb 8, 2011
Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 "spy shot" – Click above for high-res image

Typically, when an automaker is preparing to unveil a new car, we get a look at the styling and then the technical details. But Lamborghini is used to doing things backwards. It was, after all, one of the first automakers to build a mid-engine sportscar, and was also the one that got its start reverse-engineering Ferraris with tractor parts. And the backwards tradition continues with the highly anticipated Murciélago successor.

Though Sant'Agata has been gradually releasing details of the supercar's mechanicals – including the pushrod suspension, 6.5-liter V12 and ISR transmission – glimpses at the car's design have been few and far between. This swirly job "spy shot", ostensibly leaked from the factory, has been circulating the internet like a viral video, and gives us one of our best looks yet at the car's shape.

Though the camouflage does a good job of breaking up the body's lines, you can still discern a healthy dose of Reventón-like fighter jet-inspired design cues in the beast expected to be called the Aventador LP700-4. With less than a month to go before it makes its debut at the Geneva Motor Show, there'll undoubtedly be more to come soon, so watch this space.

[Source: Lamborghini]


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      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm hoping I'm seeing some evidence of 'bat wings' back there! What this looks like is a Gallardo and a Reventon had a baby, pretty much. I like it so far, let's see what Geneva shows us.
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is a really trivial detail, but .... man, I'm going to miss the days of a single windshield wiper. This one has two :(
        • 3 Years Ago
        It's the economy. Making 2 requires less material to be used.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looking perfect, can't wait to hear one.
      • 3 Years Ago
      It doesn't look like it has Lambo's iconic scissor doors, which would be a huge disappointment. No other car other than the Mercedes 300 SL has been more identified by its door mechanism.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hope it's lighter than the Murcielago it replaces. Cars just get fatter and fatter through each generation.
        • 3 Years Ago
        don't worry it will be lighter according to lamborghini. i don't have any numbers, but sth around 200-250lbs should be realistic. i mean the new touareg/cayenne lost 500lbs and the upcoming is supposed to loose 200lbs.
      • 3 Years Ago
      My mother always taught me, "if you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all," but I'm sorry, I can't resist... Ferrari, you are royally f'ed. Maybe there's little place left in this world for a balls-out, hairy-chested, panties-dropping beast like the Aventador will undoubtedly be, but a four-seat hatchback for 400 Gs? You brought a knife to a gunfight, kid. And I don't want to hear any BS about room for passengers. There will be exactly three people who ever ride in the back of an FF. I own a 911, which is a thousand times more practical and I rarely even put a grocery bag in its rear seats. Cars like these need exactly two occupants - you, and your supermodel girlfriend, and Lamborghini's got you covered.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Haha that is the least subtle camouflage I have ever seen, in terms of actually trying to disguise the car lol.

      Might as well be all white with a logo saying "THIS IS THE NEXT LAMBORGHINI"
      • 3 Years Ago
      Ahhh heaven.
      Love big V12 Lambos.
      They should offer it with the camo as an option, that would be pretty sweet.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Good god i spelled my own name wrong..... this is why autoblog needs an edit button...
        • 3 Years Ago
        Dear Lamborghini,

        I really just want a video of the engine's sound.... I don't care if the screen is black out... just tease the engine sound pleaseeee

        Sincerely,

        Suraj
        • 3 Years Ago
        Dear Lamborghini,

        I feel stupid, I forgot about this thing called Youtube.. never mind my needs have been met haha

        Sincerely,

        An idiot named Surad
      • 3 Years Ago
      It seems conservative and evolutionary - which might not be the best message when the Gallardo's design has already been on sale for close to a decade, and there is a completely new engine underneath.

      From what I've seen, the looks are a touch disappointing honestly. Doesn't the first all-new V12 from Santa Agata deserve more?
      • 3 Years Ago
      Reverse engineering hey? Wasn't it Lamborghini himself who found the clutch in his Ferrari was the same as that which he used in his tractors?
      • 3 Years Ago
      this reminds me of the sharpie gallardo


      http://www.flickr.com/photos/vodcars/1981277422/
      • 3 Years Ago
      Again, it looks like a gallardo had sex with a reventon. But it's looking great so far ;)
        • 3 Years Ago
        It looks like the Murcielago it replaces.
        • 3 Years Ago
        they won`t disappoint their fans. this is a real man´s car!
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