As we all know, supercars are for crazy people. Like me. They are also part comedy and part tragedy. Also, like me. In supercars flaws are actually plus points, as Mr. Clarkson puts it. It’s supposed to be a pretty thing sitting in your garage thinking if you’ll drive it or not due to its compromises.
The latest baby bull from Lamborghini has less of the tragedy while much of the comedy remains. And since it has a German parent in Audi, bits don’t start to fall-off and deteriorate every time you change gears. It still comes with the soul Italian exotics are known for. Part of where the tragedy and comedy are from — unlike the stoic Audi R8. But who wants a car without character? The interior is very functional. It’s a bit tight but remarkably comfortable. It has a stonking 602bhp 5.2-litre V10 as a heart and paint as loud as its exhaust. Fitting for a Lamborghini.
As with all Lambo’s, this is a show stopper. It is a car that you can see on some children’s bedroom walls. So its beautiful, loud, and fast. Its perfect!
Except you cannot properly see out of the windshield because the roofline is a bit low. You can’t see anything out of the rear view mirror aside from the V10 being reflected off the back glass. Thankfully, the side mirrors are perfect. They are nicely shaped and visibility is top notch. But someone who will devote his full attention to those will crash. But you can forget that because there is a button that makes the exhaust even louder.
This is a fast car, make no doubt about it. In the last part of the video the presenter got called up by his wife telling him his baby is coming. He was in a mountain pass. Hospitals aren’t supposed to be near. He made it in half an hour.
And that’s the thrill about this car. The comedy and tragedy parts have been tamed enough not to be a nuissance. Yet the crazy remains. And that is why it is perfect for you and me.