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 16.4mpg.
Then again, relative to the 13.7mpg of the most recent Murcielago, some would call that progress. 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.
The Aventador's residual values are extremely strong at present, with prices for nearly new examples being quoted at more than £50,000 over list. Do not expect this to last.
Even so, the Murcielago has been a strong performer as a secondhand buy, limited supply leading to far stronger values than those of the rival Ferrari 599 GTB, so as long as Lamborghini keeps numbers down, this is a trend that is likely to be continued by the Aventador.