If you ever get a chance to properly put a Lamborghini Aventador through its paces, make sure you’re on the right kind of road – a test track or a spin on a German Autobahn should do.
The Aventador, if you hadn’t already deduced from the photograph above, is the most extreme car to ever roll out of Lamborghini’s historic Santa’Agata Bolognese factory – and it’s been a full 52 years in the making.
Lamborghini has been redefining the supercar genre since the covers were first pulled off the fabulous Miura at the 1963 Geneva motor show. In fact, it was the Miura that inspired the term ‘supercar’ in the first place.
Lamborghini again redefined the concept of a supercar when it launched the outrageous Countach in 1974. Here was a car that pushed the automotive design envelope to the outer reaches of exploration, looking more like an inter-galactic spacecraft than any road car.
Next up was the brutal Diablo, upping the ante yet again by adding all-wheel drive to Lamborghini’s V12 weapons system.
The Murcielago was a less convincing effort, more of a reengineered Diablo rather than an all-new creation like Lamborghini’s current flagship in Australia – the eye-popping Aventador LP 700-4.