The latest guest post offering is done by journalist Marius Roberts who is the presenter on IgnitionTV and was lucky enough to take the very first Lamborghini Aventador in South Africa on the track.
Fast forward to 05:45 on Wednesday morning – a truck pulls into Phakisa Racetrack transporting a R5.7 million bullion of carbon fibre – 1 of only 6 Aventador’s coming to South Africa. This is the first time this most courageous bull of all will get to charge on our soil and I have been given the massive privilege of putting it through its paces.
515kw – 690NM – 1575kg – 350km/h – 0-100 = 2.9s
Leaving the pits in auto, you realize immediately that you are not going to get those seamless changes DSG boxes are known for and that is not a bad thing as there is no sense of occasion or emotion when shifting in a DSG box. They are fantastic when cruising in traffic in your luxurious sedan but an Aventador is about emotion and being totally engaged in the driving experience. The gear shift in auto is nowhere near as delayed as what we experienced in the Aston Martin Vantage S and if we consider easing our way out onto the circuit as our ‘driving in traffic’ simulation, the Aventador is going to be pleasant enough pottering around town!
Of course the performance is still there – if you forget or you not sure just apply some right foot and the shove is fantastic! It was crazy looking down at the speedo display at the braking point at the end of the 400m back straight to discover we had blown past the 220km/h mark – that is immense acceleration considering we exited the tricky double right (Uncini 1 & Uncini 2) onto the back in 4th gear!
The Aventador is the poster car of poster cars…every boys wildest dreams a reality! Check out the video clip from the actual shoot here.