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The Lamborghini Aventador has the exotic-supercar formula nailed. Start with a hypercharged, eyeball-blasting appearance– really, a confection of angles and lines and scoops– and toss in liberal amounts of horse power, V-12 harmonics that relieve and split eardrums at the exact same time, and a track-ready edition that encourages above-average drivers that they’re ready for 200-mph-plus heroics. Oh, and then toss in a more effective limited edition in the form of the Aventador SV, new for the 2016 design year. The Aventador is Lamborghini’s top production model, and as such is its most high-powered basic providing, whether in coupe or roadster kind. It’s likewise the most head-turning Lamborghini available to a lot of folks– a handful of much more unique, small-batch vehicles have been constructed, however the Aventador’s edgy design continues to be a crowd-pleaser. Inside the cabin it’s similar: futuristic, edgy, and jet-inspired. The space does not feel much like a common street car at all; it feels more like a Tie Fighter. The Aventador’s wailing 6.5-liter V-12 engine is ranked at 691 horse power. It uncorks its ferocious V-12 life rattle right behind the 2 seats in the snug, low-slung cabin. That large power, pressed to all 4 wheels through an ISR (Independent Shifting Rod) automated manual transmission, is 0-60 miles per hour acceleration in under 3.0 seconds, and a leading speed claimed at 217 miles per hour. It improves. The Aventador SV is ranked at 739 hp, up 48 hp on the standard vehicle. It sheds about 110 pounds of weight, thanks to more comprehensive passages of carbon fiber and from some deleted functions like an infotainment system. It’s pegged at a 0-60 mph run in under 2.8 seconds– about a tenth quicker than the basic Aventador– and runs top-speed numbers approximated at more than 217 mph. Driving the Aventador requires a come-to-god minute, in which you reconcile its razor-sharp appearances with its 3,700-pound curb weight and paddle-shift transmission. It’s lightning-bolt quick in a straight line, but can delay in corners as it battles its weight, its width, and its all-wheel-drive system for a scalpel-clean line. On the streets, the ISR transmission can be rough, even in Strada mode. It’s slow to engage, resulting in a herky-jerky take-off from a stop. Swap to Corsa mode and the shifts end up being lightning quickly– and hit-by-a-bus harsh. The happy medium stays in Sport mode, where the shifts fast sufficient to be comfortable, but not so violent. Cycling those very same modes likewise assists its ride smooth out: it’s constantly rather stiff, however not constantly objectionably so. Its tremendous width can also make the Aventador feel somewhat cumbersome around town, when parking, or browsing narrower lanes and streets, though a self-raising nose function does help improve clearance over speed bumps and driveways. The Aventador SV feels smarter, and sharper, on the track. It gets adaptive magnetic suspension, which adjusts at each wheel during cornering, mostly suppressing body roll and making the steering and dealing with even more responsive. The adaptive damping also counteracts brake diving. it likewise has electrical power steering, which variably adjusts the steering ratio to road speed and to the dynamic mode picked. It cuts in immediately in tight corners, which with the liberal quantity of rotation enabled at the rear end, gives the Aventador SV a lively feel that we ‘d typically call tossable, except it’s happening at 150 miles per hour plus, when you do not want to toss … anything. Inside the cabin itself, the Aventador isn’t really particularly roomy, despite its width. The low-slung nature and scissor doors imply you need to half-slide, half-fall into the seats. When there, the seats are tight, and leg space suffices, however not ample, specifically for six-footers. Fitting a weekend’s worth of baggage in the front trunk area is possible, however it’s tight. The SV’s interior has actually been completely modified with a clear focus on weight reduction. The new sports bucket seats and the door panels are made from carbon and the interior’s light-weight design excludes an infotainment system (readily available as a no-cost alternative), carpetings and particular noise insulation parts. Gas mileage, as you may expect, isn’t really sensational– but then this is a $400,000 supercar, so you shouldn’t truly be pinching cents at the pump. At 11 mpg city, 17 mpg highway, and 13 mpg combined for the coupe (or 10/16/12 mpg city/highway/combined for the roadster), the Aventador is rather un-green even by supercar standards, nevertheless. Like any great supercar, and any modern-day Lamborghini, the Aventador is nearly constantly personalizable, thanks to the business’s Advertisement Personam program. Every shade and tone under the sun, almost any product of upholstery, and the majority of the features or innovations you could want can be yours– for a cost. But you’re buying a headline-making, neck-snapping supercar, so why skimp? Build your dream. See all stories on this topic
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