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Lamborghini Aventador carbon fiber monocoque - Click above for high-res image gallery

The engineers at Sant'Agata have been so kind as to give the world a glimpse of the carbon fiber reinforced polymer monocoque that will eventually serve as the backbone for the Aventador LP700-4. Using the high-tech (and similarly high-dollar) material should serve up some serious rigidity while keeping weight as low as possible at the same time. Lamborghini says that the entire body structure of the Aventador will hit the scales at an incredibly light 505 pounds, and that the monocoque you see above will make up just 324.5 pounds of that figure.

While using CFRP for a vehicle's body structure is nothing new, Lamborghini says that it has taken the process one step further by making the body molds themselves out of carbon fiber instead of the typical metal. We can't imagine that the change will make a whole heck of a lot of difference in the final product, but it's interesting to know that there's carbon-fiber on carbon-fiber action going on somewhere in Italy as you read this. Hit the jump for the full press blast.

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