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
Press this, and the engine starts with an indulgent blip up to about 3,000rpm, which is a bit embarrassing in public. The instruments come alive, glowing in blues and yellows like the face of an IWC Jacques Cousteau diver's watch. Rev the engine, and the sweeping tacho needle colours the scale in as it passes; select a gear with the paddles, and the appropriate number enlarges like the icons down the bottom of an Apple Mac screen. But 'tis all illusory, as these are actually screens.
This means they are, to some extent, reconfigurable. Hold a button on the end of the wiper stalk, and the dominant central dial can be switched between rev-counter and speedo. I choose the rev-counter, because I'm abroad, and so the actual speed doesn't matter.