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Lamborghini has revealed that the upcoming LB744 will get a monofuselage chassis that makes use of multi-technology carbon fibre.

16 Mar 2023 | International News : Italy

Lamborghini has revealed more of the chassis of its new Aventador replacement, currently codenamed LB744, just weeks after it revealed that the car is set to get a 1,000bhp hybrid drivetrain that comprises a 6.5-litre V12 naturally aspirated engine.

A chassis needs to be strong to cope with the driving stresses that will arise from this power output, and accordingly, Lamborghini has looked into the world of aeronautics to inspire the chassis of the LB744.

The chassis makes use of forged composites at its front, while high-strength aluminium alloys are utilised at the rear
Said to take the form of a 'monofuselage', this new monocoque chassis is made entirely of multi-technology carbon fibre, and features a front structure made from forged composites. This makes the LB744 the first super sports car to be fitted with a 100% carbon fibre front structure.

The new chassis design will give the upcoming car a 25% increased torsional resistance compared to the Aventador, while being 10% lighter overall, and with a front frame that is 20% lighter than its aluminium predecessor. So, it looks like all those experiments with carbon fibre in space have paid off.

The use of forged composites for the front structure also results in improved energy absorption when compared to a traditional metal structure, which might come in handy given that 1,000bhp output.

A more traditional autoclave composite production process was retained for the roof of the car, offering customers maximum versatility in roof customisation
Lamborghini additionally states that the manufacturing process for these composites is more sustainable compared to traditional materials, as energy is saved by reducing the energy consumption of cooling equipment, as well as a reduction in waste material generated.

The rear of the chassis, meanwhile, will feature high-strength aluminum alloys. These have been shaped so they integrate castings that will house the rear suspension's shock towers and powertrain suspension into a single component, guaranteeing a significant reduction in weight, an increase in rigidity and a substantial reduction in welding lines.

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