The Lamborghini Aventador Roadster

by Sasha Wilkins on August 17, 2013 · 15 comments

Lamborghini Aventador Roadster HR Owen

I don’t think there’s any point in pretending that this is a subtle car. An XK120 it is not. This car could not be more LOOK AT ME LOOK AT ME LOOK AT ME if it tried. And vulgar as that may be, I kind of love it. Subtlety can be over-rated, I think.

Lamborghini Aventador Roadster HR Owen

And, of course, the thing to remember, is that a car isn’t just an over style number that will go out of fashion next season, it’s a highly engineered machine, and a machine that will give you a great deal of driving pleasure.

Lamborghini Aventador Roadster HR Owen

I was invited on Thursday to HR Owen’s Lamborghini showroom in South Kensington (that’ll be the one just down the road from the Ferrari showroom) to give it a test drive around Hyde Park and around Marble Arch. If I remember the conversation went something along the lines of

Publicist: Would you like to get in the new Lamborghini Aventador Roadster when it arrives at HR Owen in August?
LLG: HELL YEAH.

So that was simple.

Lamborghini Aventador Roadster HR Owen

It’s quite extraordinary being out on the road in this car. You feel oddly insulated from the world, even though you are the most conspicuous thing on it. (It’s not just the Back from the Future styling, it’s the frankly obscene roar of the engine.)

Lamborghini Aventador Roadster HR Owen

Watching the expressions of passersby when you stop at traffic lights is hilarious. We passed one teenager with a skateboard whose jaw literally hung open. Men outside pubs break into wide mouthed grins of pure glee. Women take photos and admire its lines. And some people think you are a complete wanker. Well, you can’t win them all.

Lamborghini Aventador Roadster HR Owen

Lamborghini Aventador Roadster HR Owen

Lamborghini Aventador Roadster HR Owen

Lamborghini Aventador Roadster HR Owen

 

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james August 17, 2013 at 10:41

How hard was it to keep you from driving quite a bit beyond Hyde Park ;-)

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LLG August 19, 2013 at 12:44

@james: *thinks hard*….LLGxx

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Erika August 17, 2013 at 11:35

Best Beloved is sitting beside me, drooling…..

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LLG August 19, 2013 at 12:45

@Erika: There is something VERY green face making about that car! LLGxx

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Janie August 17, 2013 at 19:45

u look cute and slightly smug hehe
Jx

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LLG August 19, 2013 at 12:44

@Janie: Thank you! And yes! LLGxx

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Metropolitan Mum August 17, 2013 at 19:59

I LOVE sports cars. And I am a sucker for an obscene roar of an engine. My pre-babies car had a little button that switched on the sport suspension. I used to push the button as soon as I was going through tunnels, lowered the windows and grinned broadly whilst listening to the sweet sound of the echoing roar. Pure bliss! MMxx

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LLG August 19, 2013 at 12:44

@Metropolitan Mum: My MX5 sadly lacks any fun buttons, but there is something enormously beguiling about a sports car! LLGxx

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Metropolitan Mum August 17, 2013 at 20:00

PPS: The Lamborghini suits you really well, by the way.

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LLG August 19, 2013 at 12:42

@Metropolitan Mum: HA. But thank you! LLGxx

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annemarie August 17, 2013 at 23:35

I admit I’d be in the “complete wanker” camp, but only if it wasn’t you driving it. You look like a flippin’ bond girl!

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LLG August 19, 2013 at 12:41

@annemarie: And yet another reason why you are my fave commenter AM! LLGxx

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Angie August 21, 2013 at 08:29

WOW! What a fantastic experience! My love for Lamborghinis knows no bounds – I have to admit to dreaming of owning a super flashy orange one – pure comic book fantasy stuff. I’m so glad you had such a brilliant time driving the Aventador Roadster.

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LLG August 21, 2013 at 16:08

@Angie: God orange would be TOTALLY fab LLGxx

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