The Lamborghini Aventador has been confimed to have its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show and it’s coming with a Formula One inspired pushrod suspension system.
Tipped to be called the Aventador when it arrives in March, Lamborghini’s new supercar will be powered by a 690bhp V12. But the firm has clearly worked hard to ensure that the new car has the handling to match its power.
Lamborghini has worked to reduce the weight of each of the four corners of the car, by fitting lightweight aluminium double wishbones and carbon ceramic brakes. But the suspension is truly a break from the norm.
Instead of being connected vertically to the wheel mounts, the supercar’s suspension is mounted horizontally under the windscreen at the front, and close to the engine in the rear. The suspension is connected to the wheels by a series of pushrods, which Lamborghini claims should make the supercar more responsive, yet and more predictable, even when driving at high speeds.