Modern supercars have reached a point where a drive through a crowded city isn't the equivalent of a suicide anymore, but the Aventador isn't very good at this game. There's only so much engineering and technology can do to help a supercar around town when the principles it was built on defy this kind of transportation.
For example, the 226 centimeters (88.98 in.) of width are part of the Aventador's breathtaking visual aura, but you'll feel discomfort from every one of them when you're navigating though the urban mayhem.
The Integrated Shifting Rods automated manual transmission is an even bigger problem. Just like the engine, this is packed with technology, but unlike the powerplant, which has no problem dealing with the stress of urban driving, the transmission can't fully face the challenge.
It was built to deliver neck-snapping shifts, as well as generate emotions even during slower ones and it does. However, it doesn't have the smoothness required by stop & go traffic and its light acceleration shift delay becomes quickly bothering on many occasions. What's more, you can feel the clutch is being punished each time you have to perform a set of maneuvers in a tight space.
The Aventador does has some redeeming features though. It all starts with the well-implemented nose lift system, which brings an extra 40 mm (1.57 inches) of ground clearance. At usual city speeds, the system stays on, so you don't have to press its button each time you need it.
In addition to that, the front and side visibility is surprisingly good. Just like in the case of the dashboard, this is an example which proves that a flamboyant design doesn't have to be a headache in the real world.
As for the rear visibility, this is poor, but the supercar can be ordered with front and rear parking sensors, as well as with a rear-view camera.Continue reading
Hold on, Lou Cheeka would like to say something...
Wait, wait for the Lambo doors to be fully open... good, now everybody sees me stepping outside with the key. Yes, I'm slowly closing the door now, just in time for the flashes to arrive. Hmm... I think I'm starting to like this car. However, I still don't understand why it has to be so expensive. You can get a BMW M6 tuned by G-Power with the same amount of HP for much less money!
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