Lamborghini Aventador reviews start rolling in

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Steve Sutcliffe from Autocar has made us insanely jealous once again by being one of the first to get behind the wheel of the new Lambo Aventador. You can see his video review in full after the break. Meanwhile, Car has also published its thoughts on the Murcielago replacement.

The Aventador promises so much. A new carbon monocoque chassis, F1-inspired suspension and, of course, a new 6.5 litre V12. The old Murci had a pretty good reputation as well, so has Lamborghini got it right with the Aventador?

Certainly the new car looks the part. It’s pure Lamborghini with its aggressive and provocative angles. We think it looks great. What’s it like to drive, then?

Sutcliffe reckons the Aventador is a real hit on the road, where its dynamics and relatively light weight offer pinpoint handling. On the track, he says the transmission is no match for the Ferrari 458 or McLaren MP4-12C.

Chris Chilton from Car, sums up the Aventador like this, “The Aventador doesn’t just move the game on from the Murcielago, it transports it to a new time zone. The new car is faster, handles better, is easier to drive and much better built.” Sounds like a pretty big tick. However, there is a but; “The Aventador is so competent that some of that thrill has gone.”