Aventador Miura Homage
Toy #: FKB50
Series: HW Exotics, 6/10
The Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 is a mid-engined sports car produced by the Italian manufacturer Lamborghini. Launched on 28 February 2011 at the Geneva Motor Show, five months after its initial unveiling in Sant’Agata Bolognese, the vehicle, internally codenamed LB834, was designed to replace the then-decade-old Murciélago as the new flagship model. Soon after the Aventador unveiling, Lamborghini announced that it had already sold over 12 of the production vehicles, with deliveries starting in the second half of 2011. By March 2016, Lamborghini had already built 5,000 Aventadors, taking five years to achieve this milestone.
In keeping with Lamborghini tradition, the Aventador is named after a fighting bull. Aventador was a bull that fought particularly valiantly in the bull ring of Zaragoza, Spain in 1993. The bull which the Aventador is named after earned the Trofeo de la Peña La Madroñera for its courage in the arena.
Production was limited to 4,000 vehicles. The molds used to make the carbon-fibre monocoque are expected to last 500 molds each and only 8 have been made. The base price of the Aventador is US$393,695 (or ~€351,000). The Aventador LP 700–4 uses Lamborghini’s new 690 bhp (510 kW) 6.5 litre 60° V12 engine weighing 235 kg with 689 N·m (508 lb·ft) at 5,500 rpm. The Aventador has a 0-97 km/h (60 mph) time of 2.9 seconds and an official top speed of 350 km/h (217 mph). It has a single-clutch seven-speed semi-automatic. Despite being single-clutch, gear-shifts are accomplished in 50 milliseconds.