If you look at a car like a McLaren 12C with a similar power-to-weight ratio, you may goggle at the fact that while it can manage 24.2mpg, on the same cycle the Aventador does just 17.66mpg.

Then again, relative to the 13.7mpg of the most recent Lamborghini Murciélago, some would call that progress.

Andrew Frankel

Senior contributing writer
Some options are prohibitively costly

Either way, the prospect of adding an extra kilo of CO2 to the atmosphere for every 2.5 miles would be sobering were Lamborghini owners minded to think that way.

On the plus side, residual values for the Aventador is strong and although running costs will be extortionate, at least you can expect first-class service from Lamborghini dealers.

As ever, beware the options list; electric heated seats and a rear parking camera together cost more than a Dacia Sandero.

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