If there's a pecking order among the elite of the supercar elite, the Lamborghini Aventador may be in its own category. You wouldn't expect anything less than superiority from a 690-horsepower wonder that accelerates from 0-60 mph in 2.9 seconds and completes a standing quarter-mile in 10.4 seconds.
Lamborghini celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2014, and the Aventador represents the Italian carmaker at its best. The 6.5-liter V12 has a tremendous personality. Its engine roars in grand tradition and the supercar is best defined as a speed demon. Its acceleration is as outrageous as the rest of the 2-door coupe's specs that include 509 lb-ft of torque and has a top end speed of 216 mph. All-wheel drive is standard and the seven-speed automatic transmission features five driving modes.
The driving experience surprises, particularly on a winding country road with your foot well into the accelerator. Part of the Lamborghini's signature look is its drastic width. It adds a welcomed, pleasing challenge. The Aventador has precise steering on its composed chassis and thus drives pleasingly smaller than its monolithic presence.
The Aventador's driving gravitas is further enhanced by its futuristic exterior styling and equally aggressive interior control panel reminiscent of a stealth jet.
For a supercar, the Lamborghini has an extensive laundry list of features for you to enjoy. Consider: 19-inch front wheels, 20-inch rear wheels, high-performance tires, carbon-ceramic brakes, a deployable rear spoiler, and an adjustable-height suspension.
Plus, there's hill-start assist, automatic bi-xenon headlights, LED running lights, heated and power folding mirrors, a tilt steering wheel, automatic climate control, leather upholstery, an LCD gauge cluster, navigation system, real-time traffic, Bluetooth, an iPod interface and a sound system.
If you crave mind-blowing speed in a superior driving supercar, the Lamborghini will provide an experience like few other vehicles.