Probably some of the most sought after car models by Hot Wheels fans and other die cast collectors are those designed by Lamborghini. These Italian cars shout “Filthy Rich”. With great designs, powerful engines and staggering price tags, not everyone can be privileged to own one, thus owning a die cast model of Lamborghini is a must for every fan.
From the past, Lamborghini has made some of the best cars there is in terms of design and speed. Probably the most popular designs that they’ve made are the Lamborghini Diablo, Countach and the Lamborghini Murcielago.
Many for Hot Wheels fans, finding the Lamborghini Diablo can be a bit of a hassle. Hot Wheels doesn’t make Lamborghini Diablo anymore for they’ve decided to retire this particular model, last time it appeared was on the Final Run Series in 2003, making the Diablo a must have and hard to find Hot Wheels car. As for the Murcielago, this model is still available and it last appeared on the Hot Wheels Exotics 5 pack last 2011.
Hot Wheels Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Premier Edition
As far as Lamborghini is concerned, the Avantador LP 700-4 is the car of the future. This car is said to be 2 generations ahead of its time for it was built using a Formula One suspension and a carbon fiber called monocoque.
Lamborghini Murcialago as seen on the Manila International Auto Show
The Aventador is the new flagship model for the company, replacing the now 10 year old model, the Murcielago.
Closer Look at the first Edition Aventador
Lamborghini Aventador Specs
The Lamborghini Aventador is a 2-seater sports car. It was first unveiled in Sant’Agata Bolognesse, Italy. This car was designed by Filippo Perini.
Like most Lamborghini cars, the Aventador is equipped with a 6.5 liter V12 engine that can produce 700 horse power. It can reach 0 to 100 kph at only 2.9 seconds. Top speed for the Aventador is 350 kilometers per hour or 217 mph making it the fastest Lamborghini ever built. The previous holder for the fastest Lamborghini car was its predecessor, a modified Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 that racked a speed of 214.8 mph. The Enzo Ferrari has a recorded high speed of 355 kilometers per hour or 221 mph (just for comparison).
Hot Wheels Silver Lamborghini Aventador
Aside from the Murcielago, some design concepts for the Aventador were inspired by previous models particularly the Lamborghini limited edition car, the Reventon, and the concept car, the Estoque.
The Aventador LP 700-4 sells at a retail price of $379,700 or roughly 15,188,000 Pesos.
The first edition of the Hot Wheels Aventador LP 700-4 was introduced in the 2012 series with 2 variations: Orange and Silver. The 2013 Hot Wheels series features the Aventador with white body paint.
Lamborgini Aventador Trivia
The name Aventador came from a bull used in the bull fighting arena in Spain. It was some sort of a Lamborghini tradition to name some of their cars in honor of bulls who fought valiantly inside the arena.The bull, Aventador was a trophy winning animal and became a legend in the bull fighting scene when it fought in a competition against a matador in the town of Zaragoza in Spain in 1993. The name Murcialago was also a name taken from a Spanish fighting bull.
The Lamborghini big wigs were impressed with the bull’s fighting spirit, thus honoring the animal with their latest luxury sports car.
The Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 for the 2013 Hot Wheels Series
The English translation for the Spanish word “Aventador” is fan or blower.
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