View Full Version : Lamborghini Reveals Another Piece: LP700-4

02-11-2011, 04:26 PM
More Teasing. Hat's off to the boys at Corporate for the "Ultimate" Tease Job this year.

Today they revealed a shot of the Carbon Fiber Monocoque.

This load-bearing structure of the vehicle is engineered as a “single shell” that functions physically as one component, thus taking full advantage of the extreme rigidity of carbon fiber. Formula 1 race cars have been built using this technique for many years--and have proven their crash worthiness time and again.

Not only is this design very safe, it’s also very light. In this case, the LP700-4’s monocoque weighs in at just 324 pounds.

The monocoque is connected at the front and rear with rigid aluminum sub-frames, on which the suspension, engine and transmission are mounted. The entire body-in-white (the body with no moving parts, trim, powertrain or chassis components) of the new V-12 supercar weighs only 505 pounds and boasts a torsional rigidity of 35,000 Newton meters per degree of twist.

Lamborghini is also boasting about developing its carbon fiber components completely in-house. The automaker uses three main techniques for manufacturing the lightweight components: Resin Transfer Molding (RTM), Prepreg and Braiding. For more details on these processes, hit the next page for Lamborghini’s official explanation.

Here are the rest of the "bits" that Automobili Lamborhgini has slowly spilled out to the public.

02-11-2011, 04:30 PM
BONKERS, cant wait to get mine!

02-11-2011, 04:57 PM
As far as teasers go this is pretty cool.
Letting us see the insides before we see the outside.
Well played Lambo!

02-11-2011, 05:24 PM
Just saw as well. Surprising pricicng!

02-11-2011, 05:35 PM
I suppose I'll have to buy a lottery ticket so I can dream about owning one until they draw the numbers. ;-)

Looks quite amazing.

02-11-2011, 05:53 PM
Yup, looks very similar to other mockups I've seen online:

02-11-2011, 06:10 PM
Holy Crap. That car is going to be amazing.

02-12-2011, 03:51 AM
So glad at least Lamborghini will have a great new car this year

02-12-2011, 04:05 AM
Nomination for Supercar (or Hypercar in Clarkson's terminology) of the Year?

white out
02-13-2011, 01:39 AM
I cannot wait to see this thing. Lamborghini means business with this new beast!


02-14-2011, 05:57 PM