Vijay Pattni25 January 2011

New Lamborghini’s suspension revealed

V12-engined Murcielago successor gets F1-inspired spring setup. Yes, this is important

Lamborghini V12 supercar

Lamborghini has announced that its new V12 supercar successor to the Murcielago will feature pushrod suspension.

Wait! Come back! Lamborghini says it has introduced this F1-inspired setup to its new V12 supercar because it allows for more responsive handling and a ‘razor-sharp' drive.

See more pics of the new Lambo's suspension here, and its V12 engine here

The spring/damper elements aren't positioned on the wheel mounts, but connected to the Lambo's bodyshell: at the front they sit under the windscreen while in the rear they are housed near the engine. Pushrods and relay rockers/levers then transmit our decrepit road network from the wheel mounts to the spring/damper bits.

In short, it offers sharper handling without compromising ride quality. Lambo reckons spring stiffness can be dialled back without any losses in precision. And it's all lightweight too: the entire suspension system is made from forged aluminium alloy, while the brakes are made from carbon ceramic composite material.

See images of the last Lambo Murcielago off the production line

The Lambo also gets hydraulic lifters at the front raising it by 40mm, allowing you to ‘negotiate minor obstacles', which is rather cool.

More info as we get it, but this new Lamborghini is shaping up to something rather special indeed...

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