James May. Three Lambo Aventadors
What’s better than one new Lamborghini? Three, obviously, with Captain Slow and 100 miles of empty roads...
Posted: 05 Aug 2011
On the move, however, is where the Aventador frustrates me slightly. First up, the relationship between the driving position and the car's extremes conspire to make it feel wider than it is. Trouble is, it's already very wide, and the extra margin at the nearside, added out of neurosis, can make oncoming traffic intimidating. Progress is constantly interrupted by the fear of planting a catastrophic kiss on the side of a Fiat Doblo.
This is the great paradox of the supercar. A car with enormous grip and slingshot acceleration ought to be most fun on a winding road. But the quest for power begets bulk and ultimately width, meaning that pleasant, scenic B-road is the one where the car can't be used with confidence. Most really nice roads, in Europe at least, tend to be narrow.