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2015 Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Preview

Pros: Um, everything? It’s a Lambo. It looks like the devil on speed. It’s fast. It’s loud. It’s unapologetically everything your mother warned you about growing up. I want one. 

Cons: I can’t afford one, along with most of the population. 

2015 Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Price and Fuel Economy: I think we should all take a moment and laugh a little at the idea of pricing and fuel efficiency in a Lamborghini Aventador. 

OK, now that the moment as passed and we’ve all had a chuckle. Here are some actual numbers: According to Lamborghini, the Aventador LP 700-4 will average 24.7L/100km in the city and 10.7L/100km on the highway. I’m not so sure how they managed 10.7L/100km on the highway, but I’m going to say the average owner will not garner those kinds of results. 

As for the price, well, as mentioned above I sure as hell can’t afford one and here’s why: It starts around $450,000. Yes, you read that correctly. 

Go on, have another chuckle. 

Changes and Improvements: Since 2011, when it first emerged to the oohs and aahs of auto enthusiasts the world over, the Aventador LP 700-4 has seen little to no changes aesthetically or mechanically. However, there have been a few special editions such as the Aventador J, Dreamliner, and the 50e Anniversario. 

Powertrain: Here’s where it gets interesting, like, really interesting. The 2015 Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 has hiding in its rear a naturally aspirated 6.5L V12. That’ll put 700 horsepower and 509 lb-ft of torque to the tarmac via 4WD, and it’s all controlled with a 7-speed automatic with a dry double clutch plate. 

Can we all say: “Yum.” 

Max speed is 350km/hr, and you’ll hit the 100km/hr mark from a standstill in under 3 seconds. There’s a near 50/50 weight distribution and stopping is handled via a dual hydraulic circuit brake system that features 6-cylinder brake calipers in the front, 4-cylinder in the rear. 

Cargo Capacity: Yeah, we’re not gonna bother with this one here. 

Safety: All manner of safety features are present on the 2015 Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4. 

Comparing the 2015 Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4: Aston Martin DB9, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, SRT Viper.