2013 Lamborghini Aventador

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Key Specs

of the 2013 Lamborghini Aventador. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Power
  • Styling
  • Conventional control layout
  • Matte-finish paint options

The Bad

  • No conventional stick-shift
  • Tiny cargo area
  • Fuel economy

Notable Features of the 2013 Lamborghini Aventador

  • Roadster or coupe
  • V-12 engine
  • All-wheel drive
  • Scissor doors
  • New fuel-saving stop-start, cylinder-deactivation technology

2013 Lamborghini Aventador Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

Available in coupe or new roadster form, the Aventador LP 700-4 is the latest exotic sports car from Italy's Lamborghini. The "Aventador" name comes from a tenacious bull that squared off against bullfighters in the early 1990s. The LP stands for longitudinale posteriore, which describes the longitudinally mounted rear engine (technically mid-engine) in Italian. That engine is a 691-horsepower, 6.5-liter V-12 that sends power to all four wheels.

Starting at nearly $400,000, the two-seat Aventador competes with cars like the Ferrari F12berlinetta. According to Lamborghini, the Aventador can go zero to 62 mph in 2.9 seconds and has a top speed of 217 mph.

New for 2013
A new roadster version joins the Aventador lineup. It features a two-piece removable top made of carbon fiber. Other roadster-specific features include a different cover for the V-12 engine and unique forged-aluminum wheels.

New fuel-saving features include stop-start technology and cylinder deactivation. Other changes include a retuned suspension and newly available exterior and interior carbon-fiber-reinforced-plastic trim.

Exterior
Built of carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic with aluminum subframes, the Aventador combines Lamborghini's signature deft combination of curves and hard edges, and upward-opening scissor doors are present. A powered rear spoiler tucks seamlessly into the tail and emerges only as speeds build. A tiered transparent cover that shows off the engine is optional.

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Vehicle Overview

Available in coupe or new roadster form, the Aventador LP 700-4 is the latest exotic sports car from Italy's Lamborghini. The "Aventador" name comes from a tenacious bull that squared off against bullfighters in the early 1990s. The LP stands for longitudinale posteriore, which describes the longitudinally mounted rear engine (technically mid-engine) in Italian. That engine is a 691-horsepower, 6.5-liter V-12 that sends power to all four wheels.

Starting at nearly $400,000, the two-seat Aventador competes with cars like the Ferrari F12berlinetta. According to Lamborghini, the Aventador can go zero to 62 mph in 2.9 seconds and has a top speed of 217 mph.

New for 2013
A new roadster version joins the Aventador lineup. It features a two-piece removable top made of carbon fiber. Other roadster-specific features include a different cover for the V-12 engine and unique forged-aluminum wheels.

New fuel-saving features include stop-start technology and cylinder deactivation. Other changes include a retuned suspension and newly available exterior and interior carbon-fiber-reinforced-plastic trim.

Exterior
Built of carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic with aluminum subframes, the Aventador combines Lamborghini's signature deft combination of curves and hard edges, and upward-opening scissor doors are present. A powered rear spoiler tucks seamlessly into the tail and emerges only as speeds build. A tiered transparent cover that shows off the engine is optional.

Interior
The Aventador's interior is high-tech in look but refreshingly conventional in the location and function of its various displays and controls. The sharp-angled design theme continues inside, and neat touches include a covered, or guarded, start button and a main circular gauge that employs an LCD but looks like a conventional analog instrument.

There's no button shortage, but some features are controlled via a centralized display screen and the Human-Machine Interface, a multifunction controller-knob system borrowed from Audi, which shares Lamborghini's parent company, Volkswagen.

Typical of high-priced cars, the Aventador provides as options some features that are standard on lesser cars, like a backup camera.

Under the Hood
The Aventador is powered by a 6.5-liter V-12 engine that delivers its peak 691 hp at 8,250 rpm and its 508 pounds-feet of torque at 5,500 rpm. It drives all four wheels through a seven-speed automated-manual transmission. Unlike many competing models, the Lambo transmission is a single- rather than a dual-clutch design, which the company says is lighter and has been updated to shift faster than previous versions. Manual-shift paddles are mounted to the steering column.

The Drive Select Mode system provides different driving modes for Corsa (track), Strada (road) and Sport, which is also for the road. It varies throttle progression, transmission behavior, steering assist and stability system responsiveness.

The Formula One-inspired chassis uses a double-wishbone suspension, front and rear, vented carbon-ceramic brake rotors and six-piston front and four-piston rear calipers. The front/rear weight distribution is 43/57 percent.

Safety
The Aventador comes standard with antilock disc brakes and an electronic stability system. It has front, side-impact and knee airbags for both occupants.


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What Drivers Are Saying

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The Lamborghini Aventador

by The Bugatti Supersport Driver from Virginia, USA on July 25, 2013

The Lamborghini Aventador is a great car. Many have been produced and I think most people want it. The Lamborghini Aventador is a very fast car, top 10 of the list. It is powered by a 700hp engine ... Read full review

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AWESOME CAR!!!!!!

by awesome girl 105549 from Phoenix Arizona on January 22, 2013

cool and awesome!!!! nice car. took it out 4 spin and it was fast and awesome and cool!!!!! It is a sick car. Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2013 Lamborghini Aventador currently has 2 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

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Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Aventador received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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