The new Lamborghini LB744 is 25 per cent stiffer than the Aventador
Here’s your first look at the aeronautics inspired ‘monofuselage’ chassis
Lamborghini has always aligned itself to aviation wherever possible, and that connection continues with the successor to the Aventador. Fresh details have been revealed about the LB744 – the Aventador’s hybrid follow-up that features many, many horsepowers – and its monocoque chassis.
And the headline news is the fact that – to absolutely nobody’s surprise – it is substantially less bendy than the Aventador.
These new pictures of the LB744’s naked, rolling chassis provide a helpful shorthand for its lightweight, carbon and aluminium prowess, incorporating the now-known quantity of a 6.5-litre V12/triple-e-motor 1,015bhp drivetrain.
Attempting to harness that tower of power is what Lamborghini calls a ‘monofuselage’ chassis concept. Where the Aventador’s front structure was aluminium, the LB744’s is constructed using forged composites, which are short carbon fibres soaked in resin.
The rear’s made of aluminium alloys and there are a pair of hollow castings to integrate the shock absorber towers and drivetrain suspension into a single unit. It’s lighter, stiffer and there’s a “substantial reduction in welding lines” versus the Aventador.
The 'monolithic rocker ring' concept that forms the supporting structure is formed of CFRP, and both encloses and connects the forged composite elements including the tub, firewall and A-pillar.
Why is any of this important? Because it means the LB744 is 25 per cent stiffer than the Aventador, and results in what Lamborghini claims is “best-in-class dynamic capabilities”. More importantly, the aeronautical connection means you can childishly use the phrase ‘turn and burn’ when deploying the LB744’s many, many horsepowers.
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