- 0-62mph in 2.9 seconds - the fastest production Lamborghini ever - Top speed pegged at 217mph - Named after 1993's most courageous bull
Yes, you read that right - the Lamborghini Aventador takes its name from the most courageous bull of 1993, which 'entered into battle in October (of that year) at the Saragossa Arena.' Who cares, really, for all that matters is that, in the metal, the Lamborghini Aventador looks and sounds absolutely awesome.
What's all the fuss about?
The bright orange and extremely low supercar that Lamborghini has unveiled in Geneva is the replacement for the Murcielago and therefore the very best that Lamborghini can do. We can tell you with certainty that pictures do not do this car justice, especially the rear; this is one bull's backside you definitely won't mind staring into for a while.
It also has a typically outlandish (and extremely low set) cabin, accessed by scissor doors and featuring one of the most horizontal centre consoles we've seen.
Any new technology?
The Aventador (whose name is only really official as of today, even though we've all known about it for ages) has a new 6.0-litre engine putting out 690bhp. The carbon-covered V12 is exposed beneath the transparent engine bay in all its glory.
This is the first Lamborghini (and first production car, we believe) to use F1-inspired pushrod suspension, with the springs and dampers placed sideways, allowing a truly wedge-shaped front end. Much of the car is made of carbon fibre, including the entire passenger cell, so it's very light.
Estimated release date: Summer 2011
Estimated cost: £300,000