The debut of the new Lamborghini V12 is now just a couple of weeks away: thus, after having unveiled the technical characteristics of the plug-in hybrid V12 engine, the Sant’Agata Bolognese-based company is releasing the official photos of the construction platform of the vehicle that will replace the Aventador . Already the latter, back in 2011, could boast a sophisticated passenger cell made with carbon fiber; absolute protagonist material once again.
However, the new frame takes a step forward in terms of technology: just think that it is 10% lighter than in the past and boasts 25% higher torsional stiffness, equal to approximately 40,000 Nm/°, a very high value. One of the main elements of the structure is the so-called “Rocker Ring”: it is a sort of large ring that surrounds the passenger cell, constituting its perimeter framework. The Rocker Ring also forms the basis of the roof structures – made of autoclaved composite with pre-impregnated material – and incorporates the rear firewall.
The front subframe, where the suspension, steering and electric motor of the front axle are installed, is also made with highly advanced construction techniques and replaces the previous one in aluminium: it uses the “Forged Composite” technology, from which a material composed of carbon in short fiber in resin bath, patented by Lamborghini. The front structure, in addition to having an absorption function in the event of a frontal impact, weighs 20% less than the previous aluminum one. The rear portion, on the other hand, is more “classic”, built with high-strength steel: it houses the hybrid powertrain and the rear suspension system.