Ferrari F12 vs Aventador vs Vanquish
The finest V12s from Ferrari, Lamborghini and Aston Martin head to wildest Scotland for a 36-cylinder shoot-out. Stand back
Posted: 30 May 2014
But wonky pedals are all part of the Aventador's flawed-genius shtick, the same shtick that permits it to boast the all-round visibility of a tight-fitting burka, window toggles that appear to be wired back to front, and the gearbox that, when left in auto mode, will occasionally do precisely the opposite of what you want in a corner, just to keep you on your toes.
If you only used your Aventador to pout round Kensington, these foibles might turn you slowly deranged. But - as we hauled through Glencoe, surely the finest road in Britain, if not Europe - it became clear that, under the Lambo's pantomime exterior and equally pantomime vocals, lurks a proper, fast driver's car. The more you lean on the Aventador, the better it feels, revealing masses of grip, fabulous balance and - if not quite (quite) the jaw-cramping acceleration of the Ferrari - a simply ludicrous supply of speed. It's an assault on every sense, the sort of car that, after a determined blast, requires a quiet sit in a darkened room.