The body is crafted from carbon fibre and aluminium, accounting for its relative lightness of just 1,575kg. An adjustable rear spoiler can be set to three positions, depending on the Drive Select Mode and speed. The Aventador LP 700-4 impresses from back to front, from an acutely fashioned front-end, via a low roofline and a striking rear diffuser. The overall effect is as dynamic and forceful as the majestic creature it shares a name with. The wing mirrors are heated and can be folded and adjusted electronically. Pirelli P Zero tyres are wrapped around 19-inch front wheels and 20-inch rear wheels, which together contribute to the car’s assertive stance.
Open one of the two winged doors and take a look inside the Aventador. The design aesthetic seen across the body can be found in the close-fit cabin. Angles are sharp but are offset by supple and tactile materials. Sink in to one of two exceptionally comfortable sports seats and you will feel like you are in the cockpit of a jet airplane. The various dashboard buttons, dials and lights only reinforce that impression. Start the engine, accelerate with the top open, and the thrum of the engine will quickly become a noise you won’t forget.
A 6.5-litre V12 engine delivers 690bhp at 8,250rpm and up to 690Nm of torque at 5,500rpm.
The Aventador LP 700-4 can proceed from a standing start to 60mph in three seconds and is capable of a top speed of 217mph. Four-wheel drive transmission works in tandem with a seven speed ISR gearbox, providing a stable drive at high speeds and smooth progress through the gears.
A full colour screen sits on the centre console and relays mapping data and satellite navigation functions in vivid detail.
From here you can also access a range of multimedia options. It is also the place to select from the car’s three drive modes – Strada, Sport and Corsa.
The steering wheel sports the Lamborghini bull emblem at its centre and behind is a digital instrument panel that echoes the car’s contemporary personality. The system can be configured to the appearance that you prefer.
The occupant cell is a single component which makes sure of its toughness and rigidity. It is the first line of protection for you and your fellow traveller.
Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) and Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) guard against a loss of traction and prevent the wheels from locking up when you need to stop sharply.
Adaptive airbags for the passenger and dual-stage airbags for the driver join a number of other airbags that help protect the head, thorax, and knees.
The Aventador is the worthy successor to the Murciélago, and lives up to the Italian car manufacturer’s continuing quest to produce powerful, flamboyant, and agile vehicles. If you would like to put the Aventador through its paces, book a test drive via our website or call us today.