Lamborghini has filed for a trademark in the US for the name “Lamborghini Aventador”. Is this the rumored Lamborghini Jota?
Lamborghini’s filed a claim with the U.S. trademark office on the name “Aventador.” Some believe it’s the new name for the Italian automaker’s Murcielago-replacing supercar. Below, what the name means and specifications we expect for this new raging bull.
According to a select group of customers who saw the new bull-fighter at a special event this week, we’re told the Lamborghini Aventador will look like a replica of the Lamborghini Reventón. It’ll even use the Reventón’s massive 6.5-liter V12 engine and produce a Reventón-besting 700 HP with a redline of 8,250 RPM. Also, we’re told that amazing engine will be mated to a seven-speed single clutch gearbox.
And oh, yes, it’ll be light. Thanks to Lamborghini CEO Stephen Winkelmann’s clarion call for weight loss, the new bullish beast will feature a carbon fiber monocoque chassis that’ll cut the weight 500 lbs. from the Murcielago while upping rigidity by a whopping 70%.
All of this should translate into some seriously mind-blowing performance — it’ll supposedly make a 0-to-62 time in 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 217 MPH.