22 October 2013
Feature

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:

Will they jump

The drag race

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gg19 24 October 2013

BORE

Actually your response lacked greatly. I am an avid reader of Autocar and have been since the 80s so I feel that qualifies my loyalty. As for who I am to judge, well read the previous sentence.

I was also perfectly complimentary about Steve Sutcliffe (whom I admire greatly, alas I did not think this was a good showing.

However I'm confused; I felt that in decent democratic society we were allowed to vent our feelings provided they are not destructive or harmful, which indeed mine are not.

I also bother watching videos because I enjoy good motoring magazines of which Autocar is certainly one, and I feel when done well that they compliment my enjoyment however I do understand that nowadays we are only supposed to cheer everything rather than have a negative point.

I'm so sorry I hurt little old sensitive you, I do hope you recover. By the way, I advise that you thicken your skin and realise that such statements are not attacks on your personally.

Ridiculous.

gg19 24 October 2013

Fun

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.

Burtonez 24 October 2013

Bore

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

Malcypoos 24 October 2013

smiley

:+)=smiley
:+(=saddle
Wink

gg19 24 October 2013

Appreciation

Thank you for taking my point in good spirit, as I took yours.

And thanks for the heads up on the emoticons which I will still be perplexed by. :+)

Malcypoos 25 October 2013

Sad world

GG, it would be a sad and boring world if we all liked the same things. Please allow myself and the other sexed starved Clarkson wannabee's a bit of enjoyment in our twilight years by watching Steve's vids.

PS smiley = : PLUS ) not the ''+''sign. So, colon followed by brackets close, with no space.

I look forward to your posts looking more friendly WinkSmile

gg19 23 October 2013

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

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.

Malcypoos 23 October 2013

Fun

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