> The Lamborghini Aventador was first launched in March 2011 in Geneva with President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini Stephan Winkelmann stating, “The future of our supercars has become a reality with the Aventador LP 700-4.” In honor of the supercar’s 10th birthday, we have list ten innovative changes to the car over the last decade.

The Lamborghini Aventador’s value is not limited to its performance or the power of its naturally aspirated V12 engine. It also introduced a number of technical and technological innovations through the years with its four different versions namely, the LP 700-4, Superveloce, S, and SVJ. 

1. Carbon Fiber 

The carbon-fiber monocoque of the Aventador LP 700-4 was the first for Lamborghini supercars, establishing Lamborghini as a leader in developing and producing composite materials. The Sant’Agata automaker would become the first company to create such a large quantity of carbon fiber elements in-house. 

The carbon-fiber monocoque of the Lamborghini Aventador was made using a variety of patented Lamborghini technologies. It is a “single shell” monocoque that combines the vehicle cockpit, roof, and floor in a single structure, ensuring its structural rigidity. Along with the two front and rear aluminum sub-frames, it is an engineering feat that provides great structural rigidity while being exceptionally lightweight (only 229.5kg.) 

The roof of the Aventador Roadster version includes two sections that is constructed entirely out of carbon fiber, which was an improvement from the soft top of the Murciélago. The innovations are not simply for better aesthetics, but also provide optimum rigidity while having a remarkably lightweight roof, with each section weighing less than 6kgs. 

More carbon fiber elements were incorporated in the Superveloce version as it was also applied on the door panels and sills, remodeled in superlightweight composite materials (SCM), especially for the interiors. It was also the first time that Carbon Skin® technology was employed in a production car. It is a superlightweight material that when combined with a very specialized resin, becomes flexible, soft to the touch, and extremely wear-resistant. 

2. Four-wheel Drive 

The Lamborghini Aventador’s sheer power made it essential that it has a reliable transmission to give the driver the best driving experience feasible. 

The electronically controlled torque distribution located between the front and rear wheels incorporates three elements: a rear self-locking differential, Haldex torque distributor, and a front differential that operates together with the ESP.

In just milliseconds, the system can adjust the torque distribution of the car’s handling conditions. 60% of the torque can also be transferred to the front axle in the most critical cases depending on the driving mode that the driver selects. 

3. Suspension 

The innovative Push Rod suspension system has been implemented from the very first version of the Lamborghini Aventador. 

The Formula 1 inspired system features rods connected to the lower part of the hub housing of each wheel, it then “transmits the force” to the shock-absorber-spring assemblies arranged horizontally in the frame’s upper part, both at the front and rear. 

suspension

In the Aventador Superveloce, the Lamborghini Push Rod suspension system then added the magnetorheological shock absorbers (MRS). These immediately respond to road conditions and driving style: adjusting the damping on each bend, greatly minimizing roll, and enabling a more responsive vehicle handling and steering—the front-end diving when braking is also minimized due to the “adaptive” suspension. 

4. Independent Shifting Rod (ISR) robotized gearbox 

The Aventador is also fitted with a robotized gearbox which was remarkable for a road super sports car in 2011.

robotized gearbox

The seven-speed system provides remarkably quick gear changes. The Independent Shifting Rod (ISR) gearbox contains two lightweight carbon fiber shifting rods that can simultaneously move the synchronizer: one for gear engagement and one for

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By: Sports Car Digest
Title: Lamborghini Aventador: Ten Innovative Advances in Ten Years
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/lamborghini-aventador-ten-innovations/
Published Date: Fri, 02 Jul 2021 04:25:46 +0000

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