The Dark Knight Rises Car

Posted: July 17, 2012
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When the Dark Knight rises he'll be chillin' in carbon fiber, revving a 700 HP V12 engine, and surging from 0 to 62 mph in 2.9 seconds. The Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 makes its big screen debut--and probably one of its only US debuts, given the wait list for this Italian bull is currently a year--under the command of Bruce Wayne in the last installment of Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy.

News of the Aventador's role in The Dark Knight Rises poured out last fall--even fans were getting footage of its presence on set, per one of the videos above--but we're still looking forward to inhaling the Bat toys and general souped-uppedness Hollywood's film, sound, and FX pros will have surely added to the already kinda mind-blowing Lambo.

A few specs. The Aventador LP 700-4 body and chassis begin with a carbon fiber monocoque and aluminum front and rear frames that are covered in: a carbon fiber engine bonnet; movale spoiler and side air inlets; aluminum front bonnet, front fenders, and doors; and an SMC rear fender and rocker cover. Precise handling and buttery joyrides are controlled by a front and rear horizontal monotube damper with push-rod suspension system and dry double plate clutch. Max speed is 217 mph. In-city gas mileage--come on, you know you want a laugh--is 8.6 miles per gallon.

According to Lamborghini, its latest iteration of speed, performance, and instant hard-ons is named after a bull called Aventador, who displayed unparalleled courage that won him the Trofeo de la Pe�a La Madro�era at Spain's Saragossa Arena in October 1993. Very poetic. Too bad once The Dark Knight Rises hits theaters everyone's just going to refer to is as "Batman's whip".

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