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
So I find an autostrada and, weirdly, the Aventador starts to make more sense than it has all day. It helps that Italy's motorways, especially in the South, have proper bends in them, a legacy of their development after the war from more mundane roads.
At high speed (whatever it is; I've still got the tacho up, and the speed is just a number in a window somewhere), it settles down nicely. Peak power of 690bhp means there is always the luxury of lots of it in reserve, and the ride improves. As I said, the seats are great, and the poor over-the-shoulder visibility becomes less of a problem, because the mirrors are actually excellent when everyone's going the same way.