Lamborghini Aventador supercar breaks cover, wind

The bedrooms of teenage boys the world over are about to get a special new coating -- pictures of the Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4.

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The bedrooms of teenage boys the world over are about to get a special new coating -- pictures of the Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4.

The car, the replacement for the Murcielago, is based on the crazy-as-clown trousers Lamborghini Sesto Elemento we reported on last year at the Paris Motor Show. As such, it sports a super-lightweight, all-carbon fibre body that, before the engine, drivetrain and ancillary components are fitted, weighs around 230kg -- nothing in automotive terms.

That weight allows for some other eye-popping numbers. The Aventador LP-700-4's 6.5-litre, V12 engine cranks out a whopping 690bhp. It'll do 0-60mph in a Veyron-frightening 2.9 seconds, and it has a top speed of 217mph -- way in excess of any current Ferrari.

We can only imagine what that sort of performance feels like, but we do know what it looks like. Some clever clogs has released a video of the Aventador, which shows the car travelling -- a little too sedately for our tastes -- around a snowy mountain pass.

Despite some annoying black and white camouflage, it looks and sounds stunning -- like a slightly flattened great white shark that's swallowed a massive chainsaw.

There's very little not to like about this car, expect perhaps the name. Aventador might sound like a sort of Latino demon bull, but we hear the word is actually Spanish slang for "he who farts".

Still, what's a few guffs between friends? The Aventador will go on show at the forthcoming 2011 Geneva Motor Show, where we'll be on hand to get the sexiest hands-on pics. In the meantime, check video of the car in action below.

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