In a world that has become heavily reliant on technology, the Lamborghini Aventador takes a more nostalgic look at things. The large Lambo is a triumphant tribute to supercars of old, with its flamboyant facade and vociferous V-12. The 730-plus-hp 6.5-liter engine that’s mounted behind the driver is naturally aspirated and crowd pleasing, but the Aventador’s automated-manual transmission can be clunky in traffic. This Italian exotic looks good in both coupe and convertible form, though the latter’s top is cumbersome to remove. Despite its substantial girth, the Aventador is surprisingly athletic. The track-tuned SVJ model makes carving canyon roads or logging lap times even more exhilarating. The 2021 Aventador is hugely expensive and far from subtle, but it’s a brilliant send-off to a soon-to-be-extinct breed of old-school supercars.
In typical supercar fashion, the Aventador can be thoroughly customized and costs a small fortune. If our metaphorical pockets were deep enough, we’d spring for the top-of-the-line SVJ roadster.