Date posted : February 22. 2011
Automobili Lamborghini SpA is about to write history on the future of super cars for years to come, their new full carbon fiber monocoque is only one of many steps to create the most extreme dynamics in exotic cars and at the same time lower emissions ... the new flagship that will be unveiled at the 2011 Geneva Auto Show is the first to show this new carbon fiber technology used on the full monocoque construction.
The superiority of the Raging Bull is again fortified with this new V12 model, completely built by Automobili Lamborghini it only shows once again the expertise gathered over the last years in CFRP technology (Carbon fiber reinforced plastics). The extensive knowledge on this production process makes Lamborghini the first make to put this technology in series production on the Murciélago successor.
Do note that this entire production process is executed to the highest possible standards and has been developed by Lamborghini in-house. From the design and simulation over engineering and prototyping to extreme testing, validation and final production in a state-of-the-art facility the result are the highest standards on the market … effectively starting a new chapter in the history of Automobili Lamborghini SpA.
A brand new plant has been built at Sant’Agata, totaling over 5000 sq. meter, this is the place where the LP700’s monocoque will be built using the RTM-Lambo technology, a patented production method that actually uses carbon fiber molds to create the various parts that are needed to form the single monocoque cell.
However aluminum is still heavily used too, the sub-frames that hold both the front and rear pushrod suspension, the brand new V12 engine and the magnificent, extremely fast shifting ISR transmission are still being fabricated in lightweight aluminum.
For the first time Automobili Lamborghini SpA has published more photographs on their new flagship … still not the entire car, but two shots clearly show the rolling chassis of the LP700-4 with the monocoque installed, some details can already be seen in these shots … however more interesting is the photograph of the inside of the carbon fiber plant … if you look closer at the top left corner you’ll notice a complete car with body panels in the shot.
Next week we’ll finally be able to see the Murciélago successor on the stand at the Geneva Auto Show, I’ve heard no less than three units will be on display … can’t wait to get eye to eye with them …
Text © Mark Smeyers - www.lambocars.com
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