With a top speed of 217mph, 694 horsepower, 6.5 litre engine and an all new V12, Richard Hammond takes to the track and puts the brand new Lamborghini Aventador through its paces. This clip is taken from series 17, episode 6 and reminds us of why we love the old crew. Check out the epic review below!
As the successor to the Murciélago, the Lamborghini Aventador had a lot to live up to. The Aventador is Lamborghini’s current flagship car and gave birth to the insane Veneno and Centenario hypercars. While the Aventador upholds the fire breathing, mental legacy of its forebears, the car manages to be more usable and accessible too.
The Aventador comes with a 6.5 L V12 engine that makes it one of the last in a dying breed of big engined supercars. Since its launch in 2011 we’ve had a number of models including the return of the SuperVeloce models with around 750 hp. Depending on the model, the 0-60 mph time is around 2.8 to 2.9 seconds and the top speed is in excess of 350 km/h (217 mph).
The Aventador keeps the Lamborghini tradition of being named after a fighting bull. Aventador was a bull that fought particularly valiantly in the bull ring of Zaragoza. We think the Aventador is worthy of the name and is the culmination of years of development from the Italian automaker.