Lamborghini Aventador information: everything you need to know if you own it, are thinking of buying one or just want to find out more about the top-dog Lambo supercar. Click on the links below for all of CAR magazine’s news, reviews, videos, scoops and spy photos of the Aventador. We list the top 10 stories for each model – and where appropriate you can click on ‘More’ to browse even more of our archive.
Welcome to the top of the Lamborghini range - the mid-engined V12 behemoth, first launched in 2011. There’s a huge 6.5-litre V12 slung amidships, four-wheel drive and 700bhp to play with. Need we say more? For more information on the Aventador, click on our further stories on the links below.
60sec road test
Does this car need any introduction? Sant’Agata has a long history of building jaw-trembling supercars and the Aventador joins the lineage of Miura, Countach, Diablo and Murcielago. The basic recipe hasn’t changed much: huge V12 mounted over the rear axle, sky-high power outputs, the most dramatic styling you’ll find on the road today and the emphasis on outrageous driver fun. Yes, four-wheel drive has joined the roster in recent years and this car’s construction looks like a chemistry lesson in the outer climes of the periodic table. Composites and lightweight materials are used everywhere, as you might expect for its quarter of a million price tag. The net result is mind-blowing. Nought to sixty takes less than three seconds, although we miss the violence and humanity of the Murcielago’s performance. It sticks with the robotised manual gearbox, for more thump in cog-swaps. Our verdict when we first drove it? ‘The best Lamborghini yet.’
The one we’d buy
There is only one. Start saving…
The one we’d avoid like the plague
No plagues around here
Rivals to consider
Aston Martin Vanquish, Ferrari F12 Berlinetta
Performance, handling, engineering, the sheer drama of it
It is slightly sanitised compared to previous Lambo V12s