Nowadays if you want to travel at the speed of sound, then your best bet is to buy a Lockheed Martin jet. They are cheap, easy to use and good value; Well that’s what you would say if you were a multi-billionaire, had the brain of Stephen Hawking and mad as a kamikaze. So is there an alternative? The answer lies no further than a Lamborghini.
The Italian manufacturers have a history of making cars that are utterly mad and accelerate like ballistic missiles. If you need to find an exception then you will be disappointed, mainly because there isn’t one; and the new Aventador does not break that rule at all. If you ever see pictures of it, it looks like an F117 Nighthawk. Every curve and angle of the Aventador is radiating pure evil. Looking past that evil, and you will see absolute beauty; in a way only a true Lamborghini fan could understand.
It not only looks like one, it will fly like one. If one thing this is not is slow; if you have a very long road, you can reach a bowel loosening 217mph! With 0-62mph taking a thrashing at 2.9 seconds. That feat of engineering is achieved with an atom bomb of an engine that breathes in 691bhp and 509lb ft of torque from the infamous Lamborghini V12. Beleive me, this car makes noise like nothing you have ever experienced before. Forget every car you have driven in your life, in this you will discover true aural enlightenment. It sounds like all of gods angels are engaging in a symphony of holy screaming.
Behind all this usual craziness is military grade precision, everything is a jigsaw fit and nothing looks out of place. All of it is styled to look like a jet fighter, that gives it the amazing ferocity and will force you to love every inch of it. Yet this love of it will cause you to hit the floor when you find out the price: £201,000.
In a whole. This car will have you drooling with a powerful love; for the way in which it looks, sounds and goes. Even when the dealer (could be AutoVIP) drops that huge price bomb on you, I doubt there would be much stopping you from buying it, because it is art, and art is perfection.