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, Volume 114, Issue 7–8, pp 36–39 | Cite as

The Automated Manual Transmission for the Lamborghini Aventador

  • Claudio Torrelli
Development Powertrain

With the new flagship model, the Aventador, Lamborghini ran counter to the industry trend of fitting Dual Clutch Transmissions. Oerlikon Graziano instead developed a tightly packaged customised Automated Manual Transmission which handles 750 Nm of torque and provides shift speeds of just 50 ms.

Reasons for the Automated Manual Transmission

There is a renewed interest in Automated Manual Transmissions (AMT) from sectors of the automotive industry such as supercar and hybrid vehicle manufacturers. The combination of compact packaging, high efficiency, and new evolutions in control strategy means that for some of these applications an AMT is more suitable than a Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) or conventional manual transmission.

The new 515 kW (700 bhp) Aventador uses a seven-speed AMT with the fastest gear-shift of any synchromesh road vehicle transmission. Designed and manufactured by Oerlikon Graziano, the gearbox weighs just 79 kg and is therefore 20 % lighter than its predecessor...

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© Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Claudio Torrelli
    • 1
  1. 1.Oerlikon GrazianoRivoliItaly

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