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Lamborghini Aventador (2011 to 2023)

Expert Rating

Used car score:

53
%
D

This model is no longer on sale or in production, so it doesn't have a New Car Expert Rating score.

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

78
%
A

Safety Rating:

-

Eco Rating:

E

Reliability Rating:

-

Running Costs:

26
%
E

How are our Expert Rating scores calculated?

Expert Rating

Used car score:

53
%
D

This model is no longer on sale or in production, so it doesn't have a New Car Expert Rating score.

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

78
%
A

Safety Rating:

-

Eco Rating:

E

Reliability Rating:

-

Running Costs:

26
%
E

Summary


Described by Evo as the “ultimate bedroom wall supercar”, the Lamborghini Aventador was a mid-engined V12 coupé and targa-top roadster.

Replacing the Lamborghini Murciélago in 2011, the Aventador ended up on sale for over a decade, and proved to be one of the most successful sports cars in the Italian brand’s history. As Carwow put it, “the Lamborghini Aventador is one of the most outrageous cars on sale, both in terms of how it looks and how it drives.”

The Aventador range evolved several times during its tenure to keep up with the ever-changing supercar market, all iterations being available as both a coupé and a convertible. The original Aventador LP700-4 evolved into the Aventador S and eventually the LP780-4 Ultimae, while there were even more extreme models like the SV and SVJ.

Along the way, there were also many limited editions and one-off specials, while Lamborghini has also used the Aventador platform as a starting point for several other exclusive models in recent years (the Veneno, Centenario, Sián, Essenza and Countach).

Despite its exterior design making an immediate impression, the original Aventador model had a mixed reception when it launched in 2011. “Most criticism focused on the chassis – the ride quality was poor, and it wasn’t as agile as it could have been”, Parkers explains. However, Lamborghini listened to its critics over the years, and many journalists remarked that the Aventador S in particular was a significant improvement – an improvement that gradually raised the supercar’s review scores.

Lamborghini also fine-tuned the Aventador’s V12 engine over the years – Auto Express called mid-life powertrain tweaks “hugely impressive modifications that add an extra layer of drama”. That said, many reviewers commented that the Aventador continued to be behind the curve when compared to the pace and technology of newer supercars, and that, after ten years of production, the gearbox still lacked refinement.

“You can gripe about the clunky gearbox and the fact that junior supercars are faster from the lights”, Car concluded, “but there’s not much in the car world with as much personality as the Aventador.” Top Gear wholeheartedly agreed – “It’s supercar 101: looks, noise, power, drama. Don’t overthink it, just do it. Pure pageantry.”

Production of the Aventador ended in 2023 to make way for its replacement, the Lamborghini Revuelto.

As of April 2024, the Lamborghini Aventador holds a New Car Expert Rating of D with a score of 57%. Despite strong media reviews, the Aventador’s score is weighed down by a lack of safety rating, enormous CO2 emissions and high running costs – none of which are likely to bother prospective customers one little bit.

Aventador highlights

  • Powerful V12 engine
  • Durable carbonfibre construction
  • Handling gets better with each new iteration
  • Alluring exterior looks

Aventador lowlights

  • Expensive to buy and run
  • Clunky gearbox
  • Heavy and hard to park
  • Understeer often in the rain

Key specifications


Body style: Coupé and roadster
Engines: petrol
Price when new: From £342,000 on-road

Launched: Summer 2011
Last updated: Summer 2021
End of production: Spring 2023


Media reviews


Reviews, road tests and comparisons from across the UK automotive media. Click any of the boxes to view.

Auto Express

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Auto Trader

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Autocar

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Car

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Carbuyer

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Carwow

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Evo

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Honest John

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Motoring Research

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Parkers

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The Sun

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The Sunday Times

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The Telegraph

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Top Gear

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Safety rating


Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

No safety rating

The Lamborghini Aventador was not tested by Euro NCAP during its production life.

Eco rating


Independent economy and emissions ratings from Green NCAP

No eco rating

The Lamborghini Aventador was never lab tested by Green NCAP, so you’ll just have to guess at how eco-friendly a 6.5-litre petrol V12 supercar really is.

Reliability rating

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No reliability rating

As of April 2024, we don’t have enough reliability data on the Lamborghini Aventador to generate a reliability rating.

The Car Expert’s reliability information is provided exclusively to us using extended warranty data from our partner, MotorEasy. As soon as MotorEasy has sufficient data on the Aventador, we’ll publish the score here.

Running cost rating

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Monthly cost of ownership data provided exclusively for The Car Expert by Clear Vehicle Data

CO₂ outputAverageScoreVariationScore
Petrol models394 g/kmE394 – 394 g/kmE – E
Insurance groupAverageScoreVariationScore
All models50F50 – 50F – F

We currently have little running cost data to display for the Lamborghini Aventador at the moment. However, we do know that its insurance premiums are in the most expensive bracket.

You can safely assume that the Aventador will be an expensive car to own and run…

Awards


Trophies, prizes and awards that the Lamborghini Aventador has received

2017

  • Top Gear Awards – Supercar of the Year (Aventador S)

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Available in coupé and drop-top form, the Lamborghini Aventador is a mid-engined sports car highlighted for its "outrageous" looks and pace.Lamborghini Aventador (2011 to 2023)