Lamborghini Aventador challenge 2: the noise test

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Feature 22 October 2013

The kind folk at Lamborghini lent us not one, but two Aventadors for the day: a Lamborghini Aventador coupe and a Lamborghini Aventador Roadster. So, we sent Steve Sutcliffe to our favourite test track with a decibel meter to answer a simple question. Just how loud is an Aventador?

This is the first instalment in our Lamborghini Aventador challenge. In total there are four challenges that will be uploaded in coming weeks, including a noise test, drag race and handling test (plus some more gratuitous slo-mo of those jumps).

Watch more Lamborghini Aventador challenges:

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Jeez, they almost leap into the air on blast off.

47 weeks 1 day ago

Jeez, they almost leap into the air on blast off. There's not much better than slow motion footage. I've just got it on my new iPhone and it opens up a whole new world of amazingness.

Some noise from me in the form of general rambling...

47 weeks 1 day ago

Noise tests are usually conducted with the measuring equipment at a set distance from the tail pipe with a specific angle of indidence, offset to one side. They are also conducted with the engine under load on a full throttle run up with off-throttle run down (unless it's drive by which is another test entirely). The issue about them being quieter together rather than individually is likely down to phase of the sounds pressure waves from each car (i.e one destructively interferes with the sound pressure waves of the other) If you could get both running with exactly the same time interval for each cyclinder firing you should see a higher overall total value.

Ho hum?

47 weeks 1 day ago

Should have gone Golfing Steve!!!

Peter Cavellini.

Is their any way past all of

47 weeks 1 day ago

Is their any way past all of these Dunlop ads?

Re: anyway past.....

47 weeks 1 day ago

Buy a set of Dunlop tyres, scan the barcode from the sticker into your phone and that will stop them.

Top vids Steve, I love properly conducted scientific research, await part three with open flies Smile

TBC

Set-up

47 weeks 14 hours ago

With the same underpinnings, do the two handle the same, such as the ability to pull the same g-force in directional changes? The difference in their lift properties indicates a possible difference in the weight differential between axles; as such, do they have the same braking abilities on the same surface?

Aventador noise????????????????????

47 weeks 8 hours ago

I should like to offer my congratulations to Autocar and Steve Sutcliffe for managing to appeal roundly and wholeheartedly, just like Top Gear, to the 2 types of people who have any interest in how loud a Lamborghini Aventador is.

Schoolboys and sex starved boorish middle England middle aged Clarksonite men!!

As my only weekly car magazine Autocar continues to offer me a wealth and depth of information, to an extent that compels me to continue buying it and shall probably continue so doing.

And indeed part of that enjoyment is clicking into the various videos and seeing, on many occasions, the prodigiously talented Mr Sutcliffe hustling and harassing a car to a degree that I wish I could only accomplish 10% of. However I have just posted a letter 2nd class and the technical involvement was greater, and the outcome more meaningful, than this tedious piece of visual junk. I'm all for motoring exotica and the enjoyment I, and no doubt other keen readers, get from reading or viewing a well crafted journalistic product.

However this kind of all out, surrendering-to-the-lowest-order, childishness annoys me beyond description. I am not one of today's typical middle line reactionaries intent on ensuring compliance for everyone, quite the opposite, but I would like to see a video which makes me remember why I buy this magazine and the one I have just watched is not it.

I appreciate these videos are, in theory, free of charge but if it means charging for them to make something more worthwhile, I will happily pay a few pence extra on my weekly magazine to see it accomplished.

In the meantime I shall go and watch a Chris Harris video in order that I feel somewhat adult again.

Fun

46 weeks 6 days ago

GG19, please Google the word ''FUN''
Please note I capitalized 'GG', just to let you know I was taking you seriously Smile

Fun

46 weeks 6 days ago

Malcypoos, I have news for you.

I do have FUN very often and I am glad that my fellow readers do too but, as you will have gathered from my rant, this just seems to be a waste of video time. Totally meaningless.

If you enjoyed it you are of course perfectly entitled to and I would not seek to prevent you from doing so.

Please do not think my not inserting a smiley face at the end means I'm displeased; I just haven't worked out how to do it.

Bore

46 weeks 6 days ago

I should like to offer my congratulations to Autocar and Steve Sutcliffe for managing to appeal roundly and wholeheartedly, just like Top Gear, to the 2 types of people who have any interest in how loud a Lamborghini Aventador is.

Schoolboys and sex starved boorish middle England middle aged Clarksonite men!!

As my only weekly car magazine Autocar continues to offer me a wealth and depth of information, to an extent that compels me to continue buying it and shall probably continue so doing.

And indeed part of that enjoyment is clicking into the various videos and seeing, on many occasions, the prodigiously talented Mr Sutcliffe hustling and harassing a car to a degree that I wish I could only accomplish 10% of. However I have just posted a letter 2nd class and the technical involvement was greater, and the outcome more meaningful, than this tedious piece of visual junk. I'm all for motoring exotica and the enjoyment I, and no doubt other keen readers, get from reading or viewing a well crafted journalistic product.

However this kind of all out, surrendering-to-the-lowest-order, childishness annoys me beyond description. I am not one of today's typical middle line reactionaries intent on ensuring compliance for everyone, quite the opposite, but I would like to see a video which makes me remember why I buy this magazine and the one I have just watched is not it.

I appreciate these videos are, in theory, free of charge but if it means charging for them to make something more worthwhile, I will happily pay a few pence extra on my weekly magazine to see it accomplished.

In the meantime I shall go and watch a Chris Harris video in order that I feel somewhat adult again.

GG19......
Why do you bother watching the videos in the first place, who are you to judge that a video is a waste of time?? Your time.....that's your problem ! As for Autocar wasting their time- I suspect they feel its FUN and Steve did look like he enjoyed himself, and that my boring friend is what it is all for.....FUN! xx

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