There are Civics, there are Camrys, there are supercars, and then there are hypercars. Thus is the realm of gods and the Lamborghini Aventador stands high upon Olympus (assuming the Bugatti Veyron SS is vacationing). And dare I say that a finer piece of Italian art has not been seen since Michelangelo could be commissioned. Named after a bull that earned the coveted title of “Trofeo de la Peña La Madroñera” in 1993 at the Saragossa Arena for its exemplary display of courage “Aventador” is one bad bull. Test drives show the fire breathing monster with its carbon fiber monocoque technology and LP 700-4 power performing with the delicate precision of Marie Taglioni.
Lamborghini has jumped headfirst into the future of automotive excellence and you can almost envision the collective triumph that every single person at the factory feels, from the engineers to the janitors, every time they hear that engine tuned better than a piano in an Ennio Morricone score start up. The sensual lines and curvature of the Aventador is enough to make you cover first-graders eyes when one drives past. Every inch of this car has a purpose, a reason for being there, ultimately contributing to the overall form, speed, and greatness of an automobile that is sure to become an icon like the Miura, Diablo, and Murceliago before it. Sadly, if you want to get your driving glove covered hands on this V12 breathtaking traffic attraction you’ll have to wait. The 2012 Aventador orders have already been made and are sold out. Better luck in 2013. The wait will be well worth it, because as old blue eyes once said, “If you want to be someone you buy a Ferrari – If you are someone you own a Lamborghini.”