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Lamborghini Aventador

The Lamborghini Aventador is big, bullish and ballistic, but it isn't perfect

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9 September 2011

Sounds like a properly obstinate Lambo of old, that handles. Bit of a monster really.

Still looks like a sci-fi fighter with a serious attitude problem.

This and the M600 remind us not every hyper-car has to be perfect.

I love it

9 September 2011

'At 2030mm wide (including mirrors, granted), it is too wide to be particularly enjoyable on anything other than the broadest A-road'

doesn't bode well for the slightly wider and equally girth challenged new 'small' Jag then does it?:)

the 2030mm is with mirrors retracted, open its 2,265mm wide.

9 September 2011

Phwoargh.

9 September 2011

Since Audi got involved with Lambo i have lost all interest. And not because they are better made and more reliable than ever before, but they seem to have driven them to be even more extreme. No doubt some will think thats what a Lambo should be, but i am not sure. Having redesigned the car from the ground up shouldnt it have ended up a little narrower? Does it need 4 wheel drive, does it need the automated manual?

Maybe i just grew up? its just i cant imagine this on as many posters on the bedroom walls of small boys as lambos of old, yet as a road car its far more extreme

9 September 2011

[quote artill]its just i cant imagine this on as many posters on the bedroom walls of small boys as lambos of old[/quote] That's as much to do with the times as anything else.

9 September 2011

[quote Autocar]It’s the first time we’ve had a steer in the UK in Lamborghini’s fairly sensational Aventador.[/quote]

Something cannot be fairly sensational. It's either thrilling, astounding, incredible, or it is not. Bit like saying, the magnificent winner came second, or he ate a mildly delicious dinner.

Try telling a woman she is almost beautiful.

9 September 2011

[quote Los Angeles]Something cannot be fairly sensational[/quote] yes - it can. it's a common enough used combination of terms in the English language used to express an appropriately reverent level of excitement.

9 September 2011

[quote philcUK]yes - it can. [/quote]What is commonly used language isn't always succinct.

DKW

9 September 2011

Finally a mainstream review that gives a more honest perspective on the reality of driving something this wide and powerful on the road. Rent, don't buy. Look at the pathetic mileages on used lambos and you'll learn as much as any review. 2010 Lambo sales were 1302, Porsche sales were 25320 - for a reason. Lamborghini's main virtue is it's impact owing primarily to it's relative rarity (even it's dramatic looks would lose their impact if it was seen as often as a Porsche). The reason it's rare is because it's daft not because it's expensive (Rolls sold 2711). So it's 'virtue' is it's rare just because it's unusably daft. It brings a smile to my face to see one of these things on the road but I wouldn't give it a moments thought if I won the lottery. I respect EVO's editor who runs one of these but otherwise I think they are for a demographic I'd prefer not to describe.

9 September 2011

[quote philcUK]yes - it can. it's a common enough used combination of terms in the English language used to express an appropriately reverent level of excitement.[/quote] +1.

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