BENTLEY CONTINENTAL GT3-R
CELEBRATING THE HISTORICAL COLLABORATION
Lamborghini’s partnership with Pirelli began back in 1963, when the company was founded. The two Italian brands have been inseparable ever since. The Pirelli P Zero tyres on the Aventador LP 700-4 Pirelli Edition are a far cry from the GT 350’s Cinturato HS tyres, but they play just as big a role in its performance.
The Pirelli Edition is unchanged in performance from the Aventador LP 700-4 – and who could ask for more? However the design and colour schemes are unique to this model. Prospective owners have a choice of matt black with gloss paintwork, or gloss back with matt paintwork. In either case the black section includes the roof, pillars, door mirrors, engine cover, and air intakes. In an echo of the Pirelli tyre design, a thin red stripe runs along the roof and the engine hood, the rear-view mirrors, and the outer profiles of the air intakes.
Choose matt black with gloss colour and the selection is Giallo Spica, Rosso Mars, Bianco Isis, Nero Aldebaran, Grigio Liqueo, and Grigio Ater. Opt for gloss black and the complementary matt colour finishes are Bianco Canopus, Nero Nemesis, Grigio Adamas, and Grigio Titans.
Other features include a transparent engine cover, gloss black Dione 20’’/21’’rims, and P Zero tires with red logo and red callipers (or yellow if you choose Rosso Mars finish).
Inside, the Aventador Pirelli edition is upholstered in black Alcantara with red contrast stitching. A red stripe runs along the headlining and seats and the crests of Lamborghini and Pirelli are embroidered in red. A ‘Pirelli Special Series’ plaque confirms the car’s exclusivity.
Inspiration From Aeronautics
For the further development of the Lamborghini design language, designers pulled their inspiration from another sphere dominated by speed and dynamics – from modern aeronautics, from the world’s fastest and most agile aircraft. This gave rise to a design of maximum functionality and spectacular sharpness, an extremely precise and highly technical design language with a new kind of vitality. Powerfully defined lines and taut surfaces create a fascinating interplay of light and shade, endowing the car with tremendous visual movement. The limited edition Reventón – a work of automotive art – and the Sesto Elemento ‘technology demonstrator’ were forerunners of this philosophy: the Aventador is the first Lamborghini series production car embodying this vision.
The Aventador, of course, also follows the mid-engine concept, with the vehicle weight concentrated around the vertical axis to reduce inertia and optimize dynamics. With the legendary Countach, Lamborghini was a pioneer of mid-engine construction, its revolutionary concept bringing racing technology to the road. The design of the Aventador adds visual emphasis to the mid-engine layout, with a look that concentrates its power on the rear axle.
Impressive Proportions, Mighty Air Intakes
The Aventador’s incredibly low front takes on a distinct arrow form, with the Lamborghini bull insignia gracing both the point and the center line, which continues its path along the entire length of the vehicle. The air guides are powerfully profiled and further emphasized by their glossy, black frames. The bi-xenon headlamps are clustered with the LED units for daytime running lights and indicators beneath hexagonal casings. The daytime running light comes from LED light guides that wrap around the main headlamp in a Y form. Seven further LEDs provide the light source for the indicator.
Maximum Revs, Amazing Sound
For the Aventador LP 700-4, the engineers in Lamborghini’s R&D Department have developed a completely new high-performance power unit – an extremely powerful and high-revving, but very compact power unit. At 235 kilograms (518 lb), it is also extremely lightweight. A V12 with 515 kW (700 hp) at 8,250 rpm sets a whole new benchmark, even in the world of super sports cars. The maximum torque output is 690 Newton meters (509 lb-ft) at 5,500 rpm. The extremely well-rounded torque curve, the bull-like pulling power in every situation, the spontaneous responsiveness and, last but not least, the finely modulated but always highly emotional acoustics are what make this engine a stunning power plant of the very highest order.
Equipment and Options
The new Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 offers the most up-to-date, comprehensive and individualistic technology and equipment package ever realized in a super sports car. From the dynamics through safety to communication and entertainment, the Aventador fulfills every imaginable desire of the most demanding sports car fan. The wide range of exterior and interior colors and variants is perfect for individualization and, of course, “Ad Personam”is also available for the Aventador for the ultimate in personalization – where the only limits set are those of the imagination.