They draw gasps from your passenger but offer only rather awkward access to the interior and an inelegant escape during which the tall must take care not to crack their cranium on the upswept edge of the door.
Once inside, however, there is a feast for your eyes in the form of a TFT instrument panel that looks like a refugee from some abandoned skunkworks fighter aircraft. And unlike most eye-catching instruments, this one also really works. So it’s such a shame to see a central navigation display plundered from a previous-generation Audi A4, along with its barely disguised MMI switchgear.
When Ferrari created the 456 in 1992, it threw away all the visible Fiat parts bin components that had so blighted their interiors for years, but 20 years on and despite that colossal list price, it’s a lead Lamborghini appears disinclined to follow.
But at least it means the cabin is easy to understand and operate. And while the Aventador’s brand new design has not brought a perfect driving position (we’d have preferred a touch more longitudinal travel on both the seat runners and steering wheel), visibility is surprisingly good, given how low and wide it is.
Boot space is impressive, too, but storage opportunities on board are negligible. The glovebox is minuscule and there’s a lidded box between the seats that provides somewhere to put the disappointingly obvious Audi key but little else.
As for the standard equipment the Aventador gets all the safety electrical tech one would expect from ABS, stability control, hill start assist, anti-slip control along with the ability to change the characteristics through Lambo's drive select system. Inside is dominated by the Audi-derived infotainment system, but it does come with sat nav, Bluetooth and USB connectivity, while there is also dual-zone climate control, automatic lights and wipers, bi-xenon headlights and 20in alloy wheels wearing Pirelli P-Zero tyres.
The Pirelli edition sports a two-tone colour scheme with a choice of opting for a matte black roof and a glossy paint job or vice versa while Lamborghini's Centro Stile development centre has included exclusive equipment options on the Aventador, while only 50 of the Miura Homage were made but were available in the Miura's 18 original colour options with the option of painting the lower skirts in gold or matte silver. Inside there was lots of Miura Homage decals, stitching and badging dotted around.