Portrait of a Supercar: 2011 Lamborghini Aventador

Go ahead and touch the page. It’s not like seeing me in person, but it’s better than nothing. I’m the 2012 Lamborghini Aventador and I’m not your father’s sports car.

The Aventador is a bull bred by the Don Celestino Cuardi Vides family and in 1993 was awarded the Trofeo de la Peña La Madroñera, or in English, an award for outstanding courage shown during a bull fight at Saragossa Arena.
My two-door, two-seat look replaces the Murciélago model. I say arrivederci to that and ciao to you my friends. With my 6.5-liter V12 engine and ability to climb to 217 mph, we can make sweet music together on the open road.

The engine and cylinder count are the same size as my predecessor, but my overall depth is more compact and the punch I provide when it counts most is emphatic. And, only 4,000 people will be able to experience my extraordinary pulling power and flush as my magnificent body hugs the tar and grabs the eye of those looking on. Wipe your chin.

As you’d expect my interior comes with the works from an on-board computer to electronically controlled side air intake and rear spoiler movement to integrated command for shifting, a Haldex four wheel drive system and a steering wheel with suede or perforated leather.

The masculine cuts to the body and pronounced nose and side panels are trademark features in Lamborghini’s history. Only I’m about to reinvent history.

MSRP: $379,000
6.5 liter V12 Engine
Max Speed 217 mph
0-62 mph in 2.9 sec
Transmission: Haldex 4WD electronic control system
Max Torque: 509 lb-ft @ 5,500

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At night when Cal Hunter's family is asleep, the only thing he loves more than a tall glass of Wild Turkey next to his Mac is the clicking of keys when thoughts become words and sentences become a story. He thinks, he lives, he writes. There isn't much more to know.