2015 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4
Named after a champion
In keeping with Lamborghini tradition, the Aventador was named after a champion fighting bull, but this Aventador has more in common with a stealth fighter jet than an angry, horned animal.
Grey in colour, nose angled downwards like a radar sniffing for enemies, low-slung body, air intakes everywhere, black wheels, and fins and wings that look like they were pinched from an aircraft hangar … it’s impossible to describe this marauder any other way. Even the flick-and-press aluminium starter switch in the centre console mimics that of a fighter jet’s.
The reference to ‘700’ in the model designation is a nod to the 700 horsepower (515 kW) produced by the voluminous 6.5-litre V12 engine – only the fifth in-house engine built by Lamborghini and just its second V12 since the 3.5-litre powerplant, which was found in the gorgeous 350 GT five decades prior. Massive performance and all-wheel drive keep the jet references relevant: 0-100 km/h in 2.9 seconds; 0 – 160 km/h in 6.4 seconds, 0 to 400 metres in 10.6 seconds and a claimed 350 km/h top speed.
This Aventador featured in Zagame Collection is tastefully finished and exudes an understated sophistication. The yellow six-spot brake calipers match the yellow suspension coils visible through the see-through engine bay, while the delicate yellow theme continues on the inside with exemplary yellow stitching on the leather and Alcantara surface areas.