Just how do you follow a supercar like Lamborghini’s Murcielago, that had been in production for a whole decade? The Italian supercar giant unveiled their answer to this conundrum at the Geneva Motor Show in 2011, with their new flagship turbocharged beast, the Lamborghini Aventador.
The Aventador LP700-4, to give it its full name, is named, as all Lamborghinis are, after a Spanish fighting bull. Built and designed with a carbon fibre monocoque, harking back to their limited edition Reventón model and Estoque concept car, it also has the signature scissor doors, and the styling is as robust and stocky as you’d expect of a Lamborghini.
It is also kitted out with a single clutch, seven speed automated electrohydraulic manual transmission, carbon ceramic brakes and an electronically controlled, all wheel drive system offering phenomenal traction and handling abilities.
Powering on the Aventador is equally as brutish and bullish as you’d expect. The naturally aspirated V12 engine speed sees it roar with an almighty 700 bhp, whilst acceleration from 0 - 60 mph is in a breathtaking 2.9 seconds, with top speeds in excess of 217 mph achievable. It is definitely not a supercar for the faint hearted to try and tame.