2013 Lamborghini Aventador

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An auto reviews Canada website recently reported on the Lamborghini Aventador and its extreme performance. This is an impractical car, no doubt about it. With its scissor doors, over 200 mph speed and power plant of an engine, the Lamborghini Aventador would seem more at home on a race track than the street. However, it is also true that no one buys Lamborghini sports cars for their consummate practicality.

The body of the Aventador is all angles and pits constructed on a carbon fiber monocoque chassis. Its looks are less sports car and more jet fighter, which is backed up by its 6.5 liter V-12 mid-engine and the 700 horsepower it generates. It also generates a fairly monstrous 509 lb feet of torque, which climaxes at 5,500 rpms. Yet, this power plant of an engine can be turned into an inline six in a seamless transition during regular operation. Speeds less than 84 mph, otherwise known as normal speeds, will see one bank of cylinders losing fuel supply and thus being deactivated. The “new” inline six gets around one mpg more than the V-12 on the highway, which may not mean much considering the full cylinder output lands it about 17 mpg on the highway. Perhaps in another attempt to conserve energy, the Aventador also shuts off after being stopped for more than a few seconds. However, it quickly restarts with just a press on the gas pedal. One can’t say Lamborghini didn’t try to add a bit of practicality to this monster.

The interior of the Aventador is not exactly cramped, but it also does not have much room for more than two average sized passengers and maybe a small bag or two in the trunk. The interior design is remarkably normal, with nothing overly extravagant in the dash or console design. Interior options are plentiful, however, with two-tone leather interiors available to match 13 exterior color choices as well as a premium audio system and rear camera. The console is nicely laid out, with the red trigger button as a centerpiece and the choice between the three driving modes just above it. The rest of the controls are laid out around it and the dash has a clear, partially digital display.

The 2013 Lamborghini Aventador has a base price of $445,300 in US dollars and it seems to qualify that price easily in terms of pure experience.

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