The Aventador’s status as the wildest, fastest, last of the unhybridised line of mid-engined V12 Lamborghinis ought, if there’s any justice, to deliver it a super-collectable reputation. And that should make the car’s asking price – which, on our test car, was far north of £400,000 after options – somewhat easier to stomach.
In point of fact, however, it’s still too early to tell how prized the SVJ will be among supercar owners. The slightly tentative pricing of cars already on the market (yours right now, it would seem, for very little after-options premium from independent dealers) would suggest there isn’t an abundant level of interest in the car, and so canny buyers should perhaps exercise some caution. Those well used to the financial glide path typical of big Lambos, however, probably won’t bat an eyelid.
Standard equipment includes full digital instrumentation, a nose-lifter, sports buckets seats and, as a no-cost option, Apple CarPlay smartphone mirroring – which is a more generous roster of equipment than you’d get on every other car of this ilk.