Speed Week: Forza Italia
Twenty cylinders, £405,000 and 1,145bhp all wrapped up in two beautiful packages
Posted: 16 Aug 2013
And, of course, you'd have the convertible over the coupe. It's simply more... splendid. Less driver-focused? Forget it. Honestly, if you get to the point, out on the road, of spotting any dynamic difference between the coupe and roadster, you're approximately a quarter of a second from an enormous crash. Losing the roof liberates the Aventador, puts you more in touch with the workings of that giant, glorious engine. And, yes, it's insanely expensive and huge, the gearbox is lumpy and if you take the roof off there's no space to store anything larger than one of those tiny golf pencils, but, frankly, who cares?
12.35pm To the summit of the pass, into France... 300 miles to Clermont-Ferrand and four hours to get there. Stick the kettle on, Team UK. We'll be down in time for tea.