The Lamborghini Aventador is an old car. In fact, it’s just reached 10 years old, and still, the Italian supercar builder is using its chassis as a cash cow. The stunning supercar was launched in February 2011 as the company’s new flagship model to replace the decade-old Murcielago. And while it is old, it’s still one of the fastest internal combustion-engined cars you can buy with the SVJ model setting a more than respectable 6:44.97 time at the legendary Nurburgring.
In fact, it’s one of the few naturally aspirated V12 engines still on the market and boasts a howl that even a Ferrari would be jealous of. Its 6.5-litres creates 740 horsepower and 509lb-ft of torque in its Aventador S model, and if you’ve ever wondered how this translates to a pelt on the Autobahn, then look no further. AutoTopNL has done exactly that with them posting a video of them hitting 200mph on the famous German road.
The Aventador’s acceleration is seen in the eight-minute film numerous times, and while the driver warms up the car, sit back and enjoy the sounds. It hits 80mph in second gear and goes on to hit 124mph in fourth without breaking a sweat.
It was a busy day at the Autobahn, but the car still hits 214mph. You wouldn’t know it, though, as the car looks about as planted at that speed as it is at 30. It goes to show just how brilliantly engineered this car is, and while I’m personally not such a fan of Lamborghinis compared to its close competitors, even I’m won over by this.