A chewy question to begin with. Is it heresy to suggest that
the car you’re currently looking at, the new Lamborghini Aventador, is… well,
too smooth? Has Lambo, traditionally the last ones holding court at the bar
while everyone else has called it a night, finally – whisper it – grown up?
Not exactly. As you’re about to find out, the 691bhp
Aventador (pronounced ‘event-a-door’, with the emphasis on the first syllable)
is a huge leap forward for a company whose flagship model has used an evolution
of an engine that first appeared in the middle of a Lambo the same year The
Beatles went psychedelic.
Words: Jason Barlow
Photos: Ripley & Ripley
This feature was originally published in the April issue of Top Gear magazine