Video: Lamborghini Murcielago Replacement's new V12


More details are leaking out regarding the upcoming Murcielago replacement, set to arrive in 2011. Just released are details about its all-new V12 engine. It keeps the familiar 6.5 liters, but now has 59 more hp (a total of 700 hp), more torque (a peak of 509 lb-ft) and has 500 rpm available further down the rev range at 5,500 rpm. It also features switchblade water circuits and eight scavenging pumps that reduce pressure by around 50 percent.

The new engine will be mated to a seven-speed single clutch gearbox. Called ISR, for Independent Shifting Rods, it uses four shifting rods to run the shift process - totaling about 40 percent faster shifting times than the Gallardo's e-gear system. Regarding the car itself, Lamborghini has just filed a claim with the United States trademark office for the name 'Aventador.' For a while, the name was thought to be Jota, but Lamborghini has dismissed that claim. We do know the car will be "light," featuring a carbon fiber chassis with an F1-influenced rear suspension.

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Top speed is said to be 217 mph with a 0-60 time of only 2.9 seconds. So, what does everyone think of 'Aventador?' Does it adequately reflect the name for a Lamborghini supercar?

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