| THE NEW LAMBO
0-100km/h in three seconds? Sold.
MEET THE LAMBORGHINI AVENTADOR LP750-4 SUPERVELOCE: ALMOST $900,000 WORTH OF BONKERS THAT WILL PROPEL YOU TO HYPER SPEED IN LESS THAN THREE SECONDS. DEEP BREATHS.
Owning a Lamborghini is hard work. Hopefully your raging-bull-emblazoned supercar – alongside the Ferraris and Porsches in the garages – is representative of all the work you did on the way up (unless you’re a sheik or trust-fund kid). But choose to buy one of the limited-run Aventador LP7504 Superveloce’s, and work won’t stop there. The new $882,650 model will make more jaws drop than that stellar price tag because it’s a thing of wild, wicked beauty, and a little brutality, meaning you’ll be swamped by strangers and subjected to selfes everywhere you go. And for the record, being loved and admired and hated and envied in equal measure is harder than it looks – ask Angelina. Then there’s the challenge of driving a car wider than a Toyota Landcruiser, as low to the ground as a crocodile’s eyes and fast enough to push your sternum into your spine. With its shouty 6.5-litre V12 producing 559kw (up from the standard Aventador’s 510kw) this Superveloce – Italian for ‘extremely fast’ – version will rocket-launch you from 0 to 100km/h in 2.8 seconds and on to 300km/h in another 21. As the hardened-up, racetrack iteration of the ultimate Lamborghini, with its weight shaved by some 50kg, it’s also what a sadist would call ‘frm’. The special bucket seats, which look spectacular, seem entirely devoid of padding, and the gearbox’s 50-millisecond changes further assault your spine, like a golfer repeatedly teeing off on your coccyx. The surfboard-sized rear wing (plus a few other flowfriendly tweaks of the exterior design) make this Lambo a weapon of mass downforce, so you’re taking corners at speeds that tenderise innards with G-forces. It’s hard work to drive – indeed it makes your heart race – but it’s the kind of work you’d happily do for free, every day of the week. One thing though: save up for a racetrack to drive it on, because a bumpy Australian road might be the end of you in a car this hard and fast. lamborghini.com