Your buying guide for the Lamborghini Aventador
Lamborghini Aventador is unarguably one of the best-looking cars out there. It would have been the bestselling but with a 500 grand of windows sticker price, many turn it down for a Huracan. The baby bull is cheap at little above 200 grand. It is sufficiently fast and thrilling, has plenty of features to satisfy a petrol head and bears a Lamborghini badge. But who are we kidding, as soon as Aventador comes up, it steals all the spotlight? And the naturally aspirated V12 does sound louder and more aggressive than the V10 in Huracan, and it also spits flames.
The 2019 model of the Aventador S starts above $400,000 but for the SVJ (stands for SuperVeloce Jota) you will need to pay 100 grand more, without any options added. Since you are here, you really seem eager to buying yourself an Aventador. But I’ll be honest, that 400 grand price tag seems a bit too high for your wife to approve it. Guess what, we’re going to help you make a purchase decision.
Lamborghini launched its Aventador back in 2012. Initially, the Aventador was unveiled at the Sant’Agata Bolognese in 2010, showcased to the world at 2011 Geneva Motor Show and was finally launched to the public in 2012. As of now, more than 7000 Aventadors have been produced and sold which includes the ‘OG’ Aventador Coupe trim, Roadster with a convertible hard roof top. SuperVeloce Coupe and Roadster were sold as the special editions, first Lamborghini that lapped the Nürburgring just under 7 minutes. The new Aventador S, replacing the old Aventador model with a facelift and performance upgrade. The most recent SuperVeloce Jota, aka SVJ. With the SVJ, Automobile Lamborghini officially marks the end of the Natural Aspirated engines.
Now that we are done with the history lesson, allow me to give you a quick overview of the specs and features you get in a Lamborghini Aventador. The Lamborghini flagship model comes with the Lamborghini flagship naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V12 engine. That V12 produces power from 700 to 750 horsepower, depending on the edition you have. A 7-speed automated manual paddle shift transmission is used to equally transfer the power to all four wheels. The four-wheel independent suspension gives the smoothest ride in the city but prevents the car from flipping when you do high-speed pole-touches (on race tracks, not on public roads).
You have leather and Alcantara materials available for the interior. Bucket seats are obvious in this supercar, but are non-adjustable and made of carbon fiber in the SV trim. If you want some exposed carbon fiber, that is completely up to you. Newest models get the Android Auto and Apple CarPlay for the infotainment system. On the exterior, you have a sharp aerodynamic styling with big air intakes to cool down the big V12 and a wing, which comes up at high speeds. Although the SV and SVJ editions get a dedicated wing with Lamborghini’s ALA technology. And a few Lamborghini badges on the bonnet and wheels and branding on the rear, in case people don’t believe you. 2017 Lamborghini Aventador MSRP: $399,500
So now that you are all catch up and even more excited than before to buy an Aventador, which one you should go for? Ideally, you should go for a brand-new car, which has not been driven before by anyone. The thing is, not everyone drives the same and ride adjusts to the owner. Right now, the Aventador S Coupe starts at $417,650 and the Aventador S Roadster starts at $460,247. That MRSP is without any options added. And if you really have money to spare and you want to have something special, you can go for the SVJ edition which will set you back at $517,770. Yes, that is a heck lot of money but that’s the price you need to pay for something Italian.
If you are ready to compromise and will try to adjust to the car, maybe you should find a used one. On websites like Edmunds, Autotrader, CARHP, etc, you can find the used Aventador for as low as 270 grand. But those are all the Earliest Aventador models and might not be the best buy. Instead, my suggestion is to go for the 2017-year model of the Aventador. You will have the options to choose from the OG Aventador Coupe, Roadster, Aventador SuperVeloce Coupe and SV Roadster.
Aventador S Coupe and Roadster are relatively new but you might be lucky to find some up for sale. There are often some owners who have a dozen of cars lying in their garage and are continuously updating them. They may buy a car today, use it probably once in two weeks for a short drive around the town on weekends. And sell it after a few months with less than 1000 miles on the clock, just because they didn’t enjoy the spec or want a new car for their garage. And the best part is, you can find such cars for around 350 grand, which if you ask me, it’s a pretty great deal with just 1000 miles on the clock. And that car will look exactly as brand new, so you can brag a little in front of your friends and neighbors about your “brand new” Aventador. I can already smell something burning.