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Light and powerful Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce (pictures)

Lamborghini's efficiency measures lean towards light-weighting its cars. Such is the case with the Aventador Superveloce, but along the way to production it gained power and an adaptive suspension.

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The Lamborghini may have been out since 2011, but the company keeps on finding ways to keep it fresh, be they special editions or completely reworked bodies.

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For the 2015 Geneva auto show, Lamborghini brought out the LP 750-4 Superveloce, a new lightweight special edition.

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The Lamborghini faithful will know that the number refer to the cars engine output and driveline, while Superveloce means the car has been lightened.

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It is amazing that this relatively large supercar has such a short nose.

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This car also represents the first time that Lamborghini has fitted a 12-cylinder car with an adaptive suspension, a system that uses electromagnetic technology to stiffen the dampers.

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Behind the cabin sits a 6.5-liter V-12 producing 750 horsepower, that number fitting into the car's name.

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The 4 in the name comes from the fact that this Aventador uses an an all-wheel-drive system.

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More importantly, Lamborghini found a way to shed 50 kilograms over the standard Aventador, difficult when the adaptive suspension added weight.

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The name of this edition, LP 750-4 Superveloce, is embossed on a badge mounted to the fender.

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Lightweight materials, including the carbon fiber wing, play a part in lowering the weight.

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The rear diffusor, also made of carbon fiber, helps funnel air from under the car.

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The carbon-fiber wing generates 50 percent more downforce than with the standard Aventador.

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Lamborghini managed to save weight in the cabin by using Alcantara seat covers rather than leather.

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An LCD instrument cluster, running off an Nvidia chip, shows the driver the engine output.

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