Lambo's new carbonfibre supercar is set for a production run of 4000 units

Lamborghini's new carbonfibre Aventador will have a similar production run to its predecessor, the decade old Murcielago.

According to factory sources, the carbonfibre moulds that are used to construct the car’s monocoque can be used as many as 500 times before they have to be replaced.

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With the Aventador project budgeted to for eight sets of monocoque moulds, Lamborghini is clearly expecting to build a maximum of 4000 cars. Murcielago production ran to to 4099 examples.

The new supercar promises savings in weight, increases in power, greater efficiency and more performance than the long-serving Murciélago. Its 6.5-litre, dry-sumped V12 has eight per cent more grunt, at 691bhp — enough for the 1575kg, four-wheel-drive Aventador to reach 62mph in 2.9sec and a top speed of 217mph. But CO2 emissions fall by around 20 per cent compared with a Murciélago’s, at 398g/km.

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