A Lamborghini Aventador SV, On The Track


The Smoking Tire takes a Lamborghini Aventador SV to the track.

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I love auto shows.  They are the best opportunities to see the latest and greatest vehicles from different manufacturers.  We get to see our dream cars up close, and experience the most recent designs and engineering feats in person.  Porsche, Lamborghini, Koenigsegg, and Bugatti have really highlighted the best of what Geneva has to offer.  The Geneva International Motor Show is considered the pinnacle motor show, with yearly reveals of the world’s fastest rides.

But sometimes, I want to see that horsepower laid out at the track. Matt Farah of The Smoking Tire went to Dream Racing in Nevada, and took a Lamborghini Aventador SV for a spin.

We dream of driving our dream rides all of the time, but getting behind the wheel can change one’s perspective of the car.  Matt Farah, in all of his 6’3″ glory, clearly shows how much trouble he has fitting into the car with a proper helmet.  Once on the track, he made the observation of just how tight the sight lines actually are.  Now, admittedly, with all of the movies and videos I have watched about cars, Lamborghini isn’t exactly renowned for great visibility.  I even recall James May of Top Gear having absolute trouble just looking out of his childhood dream car, the Lamborghini Countach.

2015.9.28 Aventador SV 5
2015.9.28 Aventador SV 5 /

But, keep in mind this is the Aventador SV.  With all-wheel-drive, 740 horsepower, reduced weight, and added downforce, the car seems to handle corners well considering its’ heavy mass, and more importantly, it gets that power to the ground without throwing it away on wheel spin.  One of the best attributes is being able to use the super car power with relative ease on normal roads.  Estimated 0-60 mile per hour times are right at 3.0 seconds flat.

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Matt made additional observations about how he could feel the reduced weight.  The admitted the car felt more nimble and had better turn in.  While it’s difficult to experience that from behind the computer screen, it is easy to see, just from the minimal effort that Matt is putting, driving the car.

The best change was when he switched the car to “Corsa” mode.  Sure, there are plenty of car shows that show the effort, but the look on his face showed real enthusiasm for the driving experience.

We hope to drive our dream cars at some point in our lives.  Dream Racing is one of the best ways to do it.  Matt got to stretch out the legs on an Aventador SV and enjoyed the experience.  We hope to do the same in the near future.