If you're some spy and need to blend in, this car isn't for you. This is Lamborghini's fastest model to date and also not the most inconspicuous.
This is the Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 SV Roadster. My God that was painful. It's nontheless the (already bonkers) Lamborghini Aventador's mean sister. A more powerful. lighter, faster, more extreme-looking version of the V12 Lamborghini. SV, that stands for Super Veloce, or super fast (In ya face Ferrari), are the letters that mirror a thrilling driving experience. The Aventador, being not so much of a track-car, the SV is supposed to give a whole new approach, and some wow factor. Indeed, before talking about specifications and numbers, the first thing we will notice is the design. Yes, it's dramatic. No, it isn't discreet. It's just screams "Look at me!". Good or bad, it has the merit of being special. Especially in this Roadster configuration.
In traffic, this car looks like a bull in a china shop. It seems like it has nothing to do here. This spaceship-like angular design is simply too much compared to the Volkswagen Golf standing next to it. It will certainly attract all the carspotters like magnets. As I said, it isn't a very inconspicuous vehicle. Also, most of the time, you will see these cars driven around London by wealthy Russians or Middle-Easterns, even though this car was originally built to kick some asses on track. In fact, the SV is a Nurburgring sub-seven supercar. Not bad.
Sharper and more agile than the standard Aventador, the SV is equipped with the same 6.5 V12 but now makes 750 PS! That's good enough to take it from 0 to 100 km/h in only 2.9 seconds. It still has that four-wheel drive system that helps a lot off the line. It's quite a heavy transmission but the grip it brings is prodigious. It's decently fast as well as the Aventador SV is capable of reaching speeds of 350 km/h. All of that without any roof!
Talking about that roof, the roadster versions of any car have always been more exclusive, more special. Which is weird because it's heavier (50kg in the Lambo's case), less practical (takes ages and some skills in practicality to install and uninstall these panels) and is usually more expensive. Add the fact that the SV Roadster is only limited to 500 units and you have yourself a collectible. In the car world, hardcore means better. But is there something bad we could say about this car except the fact that it has the same key as an Audi A4? Well, it still has single-clutch gearbox... Who still does that? Obviously, it isn't a bad gearbox, I didn't even realise up until I read the spec sheet. It's brutal, quick at shifting, and gives this kick everytime you change a gear. Also, the ride comfort is simply inexistent and sleeping on rocks would be more pleasant. The car is massive and the vision is catastophic so just ask a random guy to guide you from the outside every time you need to park this monster. Oh, and if you're a Greenpeace donor or member, you might just pass on this one. Even though it has cylinders shutting off when cruising, I wouldn't call this one a Prius or anything close. But that's all part of the experience isn't it?
The Lamborghini Aventador SV Roadster (for short...) is a fantastic machine. Unfortunately, it's a car that isn't for the mass and it will probably always stay expensive. That's why the Lambo is such a dream machine. The design also adds this spaceship aura that drags so much attention. Again, this car isn't for everybody. I wouldn't see Bill Gates or Warren Buffett driving one for example. Is it a true supercar or just a magnet for football players? It is a serious car with some serious attributes. The only problem is that people driving those usually aren't that serious, and the Lambo is more usually driven for showing off rather than being thrashed on track.
I would like to express my deepest gratitude to Perego Cars, situated in Switzerland, for giving me the opportunity to review and shoot this car. Website: www.peregocars.com/en Facebook: www.facebook.com/peregocars/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/peregocars/