Reports claim Lamborghini's Murciélago replacement will be named Aventador

Lamborghini's replacement for the Murciélago hypercar will be named Aventador, according to reports.

The firm has registered the Aventador name with the US trademark office, raising speculation that the car, set for a Geneva motor show 2011 launch, will take that name for production.

See spy pics of the Murciélago replacement in testing

Lamborghini has a tradition of naming its cars after Spanish bulls; Aventador would fit that brief. There has also been previous speculation that the car may take the Jota name for production, but no patent application has been filed for that name.

The US trademark office's website explains coverage will include the use of the Aventador name on vehicles, clothing, footwear, games and playthings among other applications.

Whatever the car ends up being called, it will be powered by an all-new 6.5-litre V12 engine mated to a new single-clutch automated manual gearbox. The V12 has 59bhp more than the outgoing unit, at 691bhp. There’s more torque, too - a peak of 509lb ft - and it’s available 500rpm further down the rev range, at 5500rpm.Read a detailed look at Lamborghini's new engine and gearbox

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17 November 2010

[quote Autocar]Lamborghini's replacement for the Murciélago hypercar will be named Aventador, according to reports[/quote]"I've got an Aventador" Yes sounds OK and it stops people wondering how to pronounce Murcielago!

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17 November 2010

[quote Autocar]Lamborghini's replacement for the Murciélago hypercar will be named Aventador, according to reports.
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Bad luck Mr Sutcliffe....good try though (naming of next Lambo - 'A load of Bull'), if its any consolation I prefer your proposed name!

17 November 2010

Aventador will be an easier name to pronounce than Murcielago. Although Lambo may be blind siding us by registering the name and using something different for this car.

17 November 2010

sounds like a lame name. and google "aventador" and what i see is this http://www.reproarte.com/files/images/M/millet_jean_francois/0489-0012_e...aventador

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