The Lamborghini Aventador is much easier to drive and control an Aventador than the Murcielago. Still, it might seem dishonest that the Aventador inherited the mantle of the last challenging thrill in the segment. As it used to be, it’s a challenge to drive at all. The tests are carried on only because everything else around it has gotten so much easier.
The Lamborghini Aventador is a squat, low, big and wide monster from the old school, which is the replacement for the ageing Murciélago supercar. A 0–62mph time under three seconds and a 217mph top speed, sporting a mid-mounted 6.5-litre V12, this is the fastest car in Lamborghini’s current range and can be regarded as one of the fastest ever. It was built by using a carbon-fiber monologue and draped with aluminum and CFRP panels. There’s a four-wheel drive and the transmission and bodywork that scares small children.
Lamborghini also provides an Aventador Roadster variant with a two-piece carbon-fiber taiga top weighing just 6kg. Due to such an unbelievably light materiel, the taiga can be easily stored and removed in the Aventador’s nose. Howrever, it remains a supercar of the old school. It was first public shown more than 40 years ago and up to now, it is still a massively wide, impossibly low machine powered by an outrageously powerful and classic normally aspirated V12.
This car doesn’t have the controls are all human-resolving and the self-driving option. I literally rocked up in a Huracan, got out, swapped keys, and hopped in the Aventador. The Huracan drives automatically, it releases the brake and the coupe rolls forward. But when I got on the Aventador and took my foot off the brake, the car didn’t respond, nothing happened. The clutch in the ISR transmission – that’s Independent Shifting Rod and it’s a single-clutch automated gearbox. Furthermore, the gearbox doesn’t work until you press the throttle. Come to a stop and take your foot off the brake for more than seven seconds, and the Aventador will shift into neutral, which seems to be the only thing in the Aventador that automatically work. Grazing the throttle won’t work, either, only human-commands will do because the Aventador doesn’t respond to suggestions.
First, the SV (which stands for “Superveloce,” or “superfast”) packs the same tune for its V-12 as did the hyper expensive, Veneno, which was limited in the number in three. It’s Lamborghini’s most powerful V-12. In addition, it stimulates optimized variable valve timing, a new exhaust system, and a higher red line to raise output to 740 horsepower at 8400 rpm. Torque remains staying at the same level as in the non-SV Aventador: 509 lb-ft at 5500 rpm. However, the SV is intended solely to circle a racetrack as quickly as possible, while the dorsal-finned Veneno’s calling card was its crazy styling, it can lap the Nürburgring in less than seven minutes. Only a “crazy” car can do that.
Remarkably, the Aventador has ‘gone green’ due to both of cylinder deactivation and the engine stop-start, which helps improve economy by up to 20 per cent. Now, the Lamborghini’r range-topper is currently looking at an 18-month waiting list, meaning premiums on used examples, even with a list price of £260,040.
Source: car leasing