Built entirely in-house, the carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP) monocoque weighs just 147.5 kilograms (324.5 lbs) and has been specifically engineered for structural rigidity.
With the Geneva Motor Show less than a month away, Lamborghini has released new information about the LP700-4 Aventador's carbon fiber monocoque.
Built entirely in-house, the carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP) monocoque has been specifically engineered for structural rigidity and passenger safety. It weighs just 147.5 kilograms (324.5 lbs), while the whole body-in-white tips the scales at 229.5 kilograms (505 lbs). Furthermore, the car boasts a "phenomenal torsional rigidity of 35,000 Newton meters per degree of twist."
The monocoque is constructed using three different production techniques - Resin Transfer Moulding, Prepreg, and Braiding - and features integrated epoxy foam components (which increase chassis stiffness) and aluminum inserts that facilitate the connection with the front and rear sub-frames. More importantly, Lamborghini has streamlined the production process by inserting pre-assembled monocoque components into the mold for larger sections. Lastly, to ensure everything is up to snuff, the company demands exacting tolerances of just 0.1 millimeters for every aspect of the build.
As we have previously reported, the LP700-4 will be powered by a 6.5-liter V12 engine that produces 700 PS (690 bhp / 515 kW) and 690 Nm (509 lb-ft) of torque. It will be connected to a seven-speed transmission and a Haldex all-wheel drive system that enables the supercar to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 2.9 seconds and hit a top speed of 350 km/h (217 mph).
Check out the press release for additional information