Button that Raises Your Spoiler on the Lamborghini Aventador is a $6,395 Option

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The active rear wing on the back of the Lamborghini Aventador seems to be an endless fountain, generating just as many discussions, as it does downforce.
First, there were the tuners - whenever an aftermarket developer got its hands on an Aventador, they felt the need to replaced the intelligent wind with a massive, fixed one. This would should everybody not just our Aventador owner status, but also that you own a special Raging Bull.

Well, those who want to keep that wing erect at low speeds for no other reason than to grab attention also have two factory options. The first would be to buy an Aventador Superveloce, but since the SV is not sold out, they’ll probably have to turn to that little button that allow you to raise or lower the wing as your mood dictates.

But wait, in order to be able to do that, make sure you tick the option when purchasing the car. You might not have expected this, but we’re talking about a $6,395 option here.

The info comes from a newsletter sent by the Lamborghini Dallas dealer, which has made it to Reddit. This is the price for installing the piece on cars that didn't have it factory-fitted.

Just to get things straight, the spoiler, with its hydraulic actuation system, is there in any Aventador, but the button and the extra wiring are the ones you have to pay for.

This comes as a bit of a surprise, given the fact that such a button comes as standard in the Porsche 911 Turbo. Heck, it’s also on the house if you buy a BMW 3-Series GT. But with the Raging Bull being the Raging Bull, you’ll have to pay half a Nissan Versa, America’s cheapest new car, for it. In fact, this kind of money will get you an entire Dacia Sandero if you find yourself in Europe.

Of course, in the world of supercar options, a place where one can invest a hundred grand in the options on a Ferrari 458, this is normal.

Don’t abuse that button though

So far, we’ve played with such buttons on Porsches, as well as on the BMW mentioned above and both had an annoying glitch - after a few cycles, the wings would become stuck on the “extended” position.

These kind of system use a protection mechanism that should activate itself if the user repeats the cycle for too long, but we entered this “limp” mode after only three or four attempts.

It’s not like this problem is the end of the world - the wing does return to normal after a while, but leaving your (test) car parked with the wing up can be annoying.
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