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Detroit 2011: More info about the Lamborghini 834 a.k.a. Aventador

Absent at Detroit's NAIAS, Lamborghini still managed to draw attention. CEO Stephan Winkelmann and head of R&D Maurizio Reggiani spoke briefly about the Murciélago's successor during a special conference.

The car will be named 834 and not Aventador as many online rumours have previously suggested. It will have all the traditional modern Lamborghini cues, including all-wheel drive, scissor doors and prominent air intakes.

The new 6.5-litre V12 engine will be 18-percent more powerful while emitting 20 percent less CO2. It produces 700 horsepower at 8,450 rpm and 509 pounds-foot of torque at 5,500 rpm.

As announced in November of 2010, the V12 will be mated to a seven-speed, single-clutch ISR transmission featuring five shift modes – Auto, Auto Strada, Strada, Sport and Corsa. The latter will allow shift times in 50 milliseconds (Formula 1 is about 40 ms).

Braking will be handled by 400-mm carbon discs up front and 380-mm discs in the back.

Interior room will be more generous than the Murciélago's and the instrument cluster will consist in a single, large TFT screen.

Source: Auto Blog