Scintillating performance and handling. Nothing else looks, feels or sounds like the Lamborghini Aventador.
Not easy to get comfortable. Ferrari and McLaren offer similar performance and drama with fewer compromises, and for less money.
On the road
What it’s like to drive, and how quiet it is
Goodness it’s fast. The V12 engine gives you a real thump in the back with every gearshift, and it spears towards the horizon at a pace that only a few other cars on the planet can compete with. One regret is that the gearbox isn’t as slick as in double-clutch systems, especially at parking pace.
Ride & Handling
The handling feels quite friendly for a Lambo. It will eventually run wide at the front, but that doesn’t happen until you’ve reached really crazy speeds. The steering is light and precise and adds to the agility. The ride, though, is predictably harsh and firm at all times.
One regret is that the engine doesn’t sound as ferocious as previous Lambo V12s. Characterful and loud yes, but you don’t feel it in your guts. At least it drowns out the sound of the massive tyres, which throw up a huge amount of noise.