As a super car to drive, the Aventador is as safe as anyone could reasonably expect. A 691bhp supercar with 3.0sec 0-62mph capability, but as a device to distract other drivers from the road ahead, its powers may be unprecedented.
Although the Aventador is laden with state-of-the-art technology, at its heart it remains a super car of the old school, a massively wide, impossibly low machine powered by a outrageously powerful and classic normally aspirated V12 – words that would have applied no less accurately to the Countach at its first public showing more than 40 years ago.
Lamborghini also offers an Aventador Roadster, as well as the coupé, with a two-piece carbonfibre targa top weighing just 6kg that can be removed and stored in the Aventador’s nose.
Outlandish looks aren’t all that’s required of a supercar, however, and the Aventador has some seriously competent rivals in the form of the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta, McLaren 12C and Mercedes-Benz SLS.