Rugby Legend Jonah Lomu Drives the New Lamborghini Aventador
During his visit to the assembly lines and new facilities, where the carbon fibre monocoque of the new Aventador LP 700-4 is made, Lomu was impressed by the efficiency and craftsmanship of the Raging Bull.
After admiring the fine collection of models in the museum that have made Lamborghini history, the physically imposing rugby legend (who is 196 cm tall and weighs 125 kg) had the chance to try out the Gallardo Superleggera on the road and get behind the wheel of the Aventador.
Power for the Lamborghini Aventador comes from a 6.5-liter V12 engine producing 690 hp at 8,250 rpm and a maximum torque of 509 lb-ft at 5,500 rpm. Mated to the Lamborghini’s new ISR (Independent Shifting Rod) 7-speed transmission, the all-wheel-drive supercar goes from naught to sixty in 2.9 seconds with a top speed of 217 mph.
“The feeling you get in a Lamborghini and the adrenaline rush at every bend are unbelievable! It’s an extreme but comfortable car!” the enthused rugby star stated.
Jonah Lomu is in Italy to promote the “Friends for Japan” appeal, the proceeds of which will go towards rebuilding the areas hit by the tragic tsunami of March 11. The appeal events will climax in a rugby match between Italy and Japan on August 13 in Cesena.