Does a front-engine Lamborghini Aventador tickle your fancy?

Updated Apr 15, 2021 | Same topic: Most Updated Car Concept

An Aventador grand tourer? What a scary proposition.

Now, as you supercar fans know, Lamborghini is mostly known for positioning its beefy V12 engines in a mid-engine layout for their supercars.

In fact, this is the marque’s signature – the first-ever rear mid-engine supercar in the 1960s called the Lamborghini Miura, all the way to its latest mid-engine supercar: the hybrid-powered, V12 Lamborghini Sian.  

A picture of the Lamborghini Aventador in a car show

The "normal," mid-engine Aventador

Now despite this, Lamborghini isn’t a stranger to making front-engine cars too. There’s the Lamborghini Urus, which is the company’s best-selling luxury SUV, and the very weird Lamborghini LM002, a 4WD, four-door pickup truck which also has a V12 engine.

But what about a front-engine supercar? In that vein, what would a Lamborghini Aventador with a front-engine layout look like?

The front-engine Lamborghini Aventador

For starters, a designer who’s mad enough to render a front-engine Aventador will need to do several things, the first of which is to move the cockpit slightly rearwards in order for the massive V12 engine to fit in the front.

Next, the A-pillars should also be moved back because stretching them out will only compromise the integrity of the car. By doing this, the hood is now longer. Think of the Dodge Viper and the Chevrolet Corvette C7.

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After that, the air scoops on the side of the Lamborghini Aventador, just before the rear wheel well are now unnecessary. To address this, these should be shrunk, and/or moved behind the front wheel wells for engine cooling. And yes, this also means that the door should also be moved rearwards as well.

What’s a front-engine Aventador like?

Now despite being all-wheel-drive, the Aventador sends 70 percent of its power to the rear wheels. With a front-engine layout, the car is now front heavy so it’ll definitely be more prone to oversteer.

Don’t get us wrong – oversteer in the right hands can be fun. Loads of fun, in fact. But yes, it’ll become harder for beginners to handle.

And here's the result. An Aventador with a longer hood and with a cockpit moved further back

Remember the Dodge Viper? Yeah, an Aventador with the V12 on the front end might provide the same kind of harrowing experience but with more safety features at least.

Now another thing to note about a front-engine Aventador is that it might have less in the way of interior space due to the necessity of a larger transmission tunnel.

At the same time, however, the rear can now be used as a functional trunk, which is presumably larger than the “frunk” that came on the normal mid-engine Aventador.

So guys, would you fancy a front-engine Aventador or is it too scary? For more articles like this, keep reading here on Philkotse.com.

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Lamborghini Aventador

The Lamborghini Aventador is a series of strikingly attractive mid-engine premium sports cars built to run at an astonishing speed. It flaunts an aerospace-inspired aluminum body structure perfectly crafted to run seamlessly. Stepping inside this ultra-luxury car is another experience as it is packed with generous contemporary features that guarantee the safety, convenience, and comfort of its passengers. In the Philippines, the Lamborghini Aventador is offered in the following variants: the Lamborghini Aventador S, the Lamborghini Aventador S Roadster, the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ, and the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster. It is available in a wide array of colors with contemporary metallic or glossy pearl finishings.

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Cesar is a graduate of AB English with previous experience working as a freelance writer for varied internet publications in-between his former stints in the Pharmaceutical Industry, and later as a First Aid Provider and Training Staff at the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office.

Since childhood, Cesar has been keenly interested in cars. He has learned the ins and outs of these marvelous vehicles and is a competent amateur mechanic who is keen on sharing his knowledge.

Cesar is perceptive of car culture in general – not only in the Philippines but in global regard, as well. His knowledge ranges from the prevalent stories and trends among car enthusiasts around the world, to closely following the latest local and international developments in the automotive industry.

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