The Lamborghini Aventador follows in the footsteps of the most extreme supercars of the Italian company’s past, a lineage that goes back to the Countach, the Diablo and the Murciélago. Starting at €265,809 before tax (expect to pay €317,623), the Aventador is a V12 mid-engine, all-wheel drive supercar like no other, because it has no direct rival.
The Pagani Huayra has a similar concept, but costs more than three times as much and is rear-wheel drive only; the Ferrari F12 costs only slightly less, but its V12 is positioned in front of the driver, not behind; and supercars like the McLaren 650S and Ferrari 488 GTB use V8 engines to compete with Lamborghini’s entry-level supercar, the Huracán, and knock the Aventador down by around €94,110.
The Aventador was launched in 2011 and initially delivered on the promise of a wild car look and feel thanks to its remarkable engine. Lamborghini has responded to the critical acclaim with the impressive Aventador S and the track-focused SV.
It’s an expensive car, but the Aventador is one of the purest supercar experiences out there. And the SV models have even risen considerably in value.
The Aventador’s V12 engine bucks the trend in high-performance cars to use smaller, more efficient engines to which turbochargers are added to increase power: the Aventador is 6.5 liters and there is no turbocharger in sight .
The Aventador is built around a carbon fiber structure, like a Formula 1 car for the road – you can see this structure when the extroverted scissor doors open to reveal the door sills; It means that the passenger cell of the car is strong, rigid and light, with this composite core of the car weighing only 1000kg.
The engine that resides under the three rear windows of the Aventador produces an impressive 769 horsepower. Pressing the start button fills the surroundings with a loud 12-cylinder growl that turns into a hellish screech as the tachometer needle nears its 8,700-rpm limit. Tuck this thing into a tunnel and your smile won’t fade for days.
All that power pushes a car with a curb weight of just 1,000kg, which means acceleration is absolutely brutal. Reaching 100 km/h only takes 2.8 seconds.
The Aventador’s powertrain features a 769 hp naturally aspirated engine. It gets to all four wheels through a seven-speed automated manual transmission. You can leave the gearbox in automatic mode or control it using the paddle shifters on the steering wheel.
In typical Lamborghini fashion, all Aventadors support a set of scissor-opening doors. The low-slung interior is outfitted with a variety of premium materials and custom options.
As in the rest of super sports cars, the trunk space is scarce. The dashboard has a digital dashboard that changes its layout every time a new driving mode is selected: Strada, Sport, Ego and Corsa.
The Aventador’s standard infotainment system can be controlled using voice commands and Apple CarPlay capability. You can even include a recorder in the car to save performance data on the track.
With ultralight materials on the exterior of the Aventador for maximum performance and impressive design, the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ has won the hearts of various drivers around the world.
It now comes with a completely redesigned front end, improved aerodynamic profiles, an omega-shaped rear spoiler, larger side skirts and taller exhaust outlets fitted to the featherweight carbon fiber chassis.
The interior of the Lamborghini Aventador has a carbon fiber tech look on the doors, center tunnel and console, and seats. The Lamborghini Aventador SVJ also features leather upholstery to add a touch of daring to the luxurious interior.
With the refined details of cross stitching and the special SVJ plate, the Lamborghini Aventador stands out in its class.