A spec sheet purporting to come from Lamborghini is doing the rounds online - spilling the technical secrets of the new Lambo V12 supercar, the LP700-4 or Aventador.
We're using the designation from the spec sheet, which makes sense in Lambo's current nomenclature: LP for longitudinale posteriore, or longitudinal mid-engined, 700ps and four-wheel drive.
But we hear that Aventador is tipped as the brand name; it's reportedly been registered in the US, although Sant'Agata has numerous names lodged, including the likes of Jota.
CAR understands this is the new 2011 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4.
Lambo Aventador LP700-4 spec
Key details revealed in this email, which we believe to be accurate:
• 60deg V12, 6498cc
• 690bhp @ 8250rpm
• 509lb ft @ 5500rpm
• CO2 398g/km, 16.4mpg
It's quite a high-revving engine, producing maximum power at 8250rpm, which promises plenty of naturally aspirated Lambo fireworks. Top speed is pegged at 217mph, the 0-62mph sprint taking 2.9sec.
The transmission sends drive through a seven-speed automated manual 'box and on to a Haldex-clutch operated four-wheel drive system.
You can read the first drive of a prototype Aventador by CAR veteran Gavin Green in the new January 2011 issue of CAR Magazine out this week.
The carbon supercar
Lamborghini seemingly quotes a 1575kg dry weight in this document - 10kg more than the outgoing steel and carbon Murcielago. Which seems strange, when the Aventador is made from carbonfibre and engineers have been making great play of its lightweight composite build.
But don't forget the new Lambo V12 is bigger at 4780mm long and 2265mm wide. That weight is rear-biased, with 57% of the heft over the rear axle.
A Lamborghini spokeswoman said the leaked spec sheet had been cobbled together from a dealer presentation and was not from the factory.
'The information looks legitimate, but don't forget there's still four months to go until the launch at Geneva,' she said. 'Plenty can change in that time.'
>> Read Gavin Green's five-page feature driving the prototype Lambo at 200mph - in the dark - in the new January 2011 issue of CAR Magazine out on 22 December