Lamborghini Aventador Review

By Amithash Bhatt   |  August 28, 2013


Starting off its journey in the sub-continent in 2005, the raging bull has grown aggressively from selling 2 to 3 cars a year to annual sales of 17 cars. The crore-plus worth automobiles have not only driven motorsport enthusiasts crazy just through their presence in cities but have also been status symbols to some celebrities in the town. One of the two marvellous sports cars from the Italian car maker’s portfolio is the Aventador. Being launched in 2011, the sports car made consumers spell bound through its terrific performance. Thanks to its aerodynamics and a powerful engine the car is quicker than its sibling the Gallardo.

Built over a monocoque body, Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 is designed to work like a spirited animal from the wild. If there are beautiful looking horses boasting of speed, the Aventador breaks their records to set one of its own, doing it big for the Italian raging bull. The designers at Lamborghini have worked on various aspects that surround the powertrain, like suspensions, chassis and brakes, to build an amazing supportive system which takes high-speed driving to whole new levels where drivers can test their extremes.

Powertrain & Performance

The engine in the Aventador goes with a history of Lamborghini models which have used twelve cylinder motors. The predecessor Murcielago also had a 12-cylinder powerhouse. The fact that innovation and thirst for leap have always been in core objective of the Italian sports car maker, makes the heart of Aventador very powerful. Staring from choice of materials to optimising dimensions, the men who penned the design of V12 have worked extensively on reduction of weight, space occupied and friction to push the motor to deliver colossal power. With an output of 700 bhp @ 8250 rpm and torque rating of 690 Nm @ 5500 rpm, the driver can sense the pull right from the second the engine takes off.

Building such a mighty powerhouse, the company also had the task of coming out with a transmission system which could match the characteristics of V12. The 7-speed ISR with paddle shifters installed in the Aventador is called a robotized gearbox for the way it operates. With low shift time and precise gear change, the transmission system works in accordance with the powerful V12. To act in accordance with the performance of the car, push-rod system is used in Aventador. This suspension ensures greater stability especially under varied forces from speed and gravity.

Build & Styling

Like all other sports cars, aerodynamics has played a crucial role in design of Aventador. But all that is not good enough for this leaning forward beast to be called a Lamborghini. The low-height extremely good-looking car is built with robust carbon fiber material with a monocoque type body structure. To further cut down weight of Aventador, aluminium frames are used in the structure. Further, the sheet metal and fibre parts that dress the automobile adhere to aerodynamic norms to the maximum level to not only make the car super-fast but also to add more road grip. This is done through brilliant use of air flow which creates more down force at rear of the sports car. One such features part is the rear wing of Aventador which extends automatically when the car is running at high speeds. Scissor type doors, sharp character lines which cut through air, large side scoops, pointed edges over bumper and splitter are few design traits of the Aventador.

A super-fast sports car with extreme driving qualities and immense technological sophistication deserves a cabin where every control switch is simple to use and is well within reach of users. With range of options for the equipment and type of leather used to tailor the space, the Aventador’s interior stands out as an avant-garde area where technology and finesse of craftsmanship elate consumers at every bit. The TFT screen of instrument panel is just enough to showcase the effort of designers in deriving a unique feel to Lambo consumers. The entertainment system with TFT-LCD and Bluetooth connectivity makes every drive more desirable.

A wide range of sensors and safety equipment play a crucial role for the Lamborghini Aventador. All-wheel drivetrain of the sports car is further aided by ESP, ABS and anti-slip control which makes extends the driving command of the beast. Airbags are provided in various areas including head-thorax, knee and also covering the front of passengers.

Pros and Cons

  • Pros

    • ESP
    • Automatically Extending Rear Wing
    • 6 Airbags
  • Cons

    • Expensive