ONLY FLYING IS BETTER
And then the new Aventador pulls up in front of the large glass entry door – the same door through which company founder Ferruccio Lamborghini, who passed away in 1993, would use to reach his office on the first floor. Werner Knorr is feeling a little on edge by now: After all, he is about to go head-to-head with 700 PS – in a super sports car with which Lamborghini is well ahead of its time.
He takes off his Lufthansa cap before getting into the driver’s seat and heads down the road leading out of Sant’Agata Bolognese. Before long, he has disappeared from view and all that remains is the snarl of the twelve cylinders lingering momentarily in the air.
THE “LIGHT” FUTURE – With the pioneering Sesto Elemento (“Sixth Element”), Lamborghini engineers undercut the 1,000 kilogram mark for a thoroughbred sports car. The high-performance 570 PS model weighs in at just 999 kilograms, thanks to carbon fiber materials in the vehicle structure, the body outer skin and even in the chassis and the drivetrain.