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Lamborghini Aventador: All-new 6.5L V12 engine and ISR gearbox revealed

Lamborghini Aventador

Lamborghini has revealed an all-new 6.5L V12 engine and ISR gearbox for the successor of the Lamborghini Murcielago, possibly being called Lamborghini Aventador.

Destined for duty in the upcoming Murcielago successor, this 6.5-liter V12 is an all-new engine – designed, developed and produced entirely in-house at the company’s Sant’Agata Bolognese factory. It features four-valve cylinder heads made from an aluminum-silicon alloy, short stroke and lightweight construction to deliver an output of 700 horsepower and 509 pound-feet of torque.

Along with the new engine, Lamborghini introduces a new type of gearbox called the Independent Shifting Rod (ISR) transmission. Employing dual shifting rods, the ISR is said to be able to shift nearly 50 percent faster than a comparable dual-clutch gearbox, while weighing considerably less.