| THE NEW LAMBO

GQ (Australia) - - INSIDE GQ - WORDS STEPHEN CORBY

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

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