|The Aventador proudly wears its diesel badge, located|
under the Lamborghini name
To be fair, the news that Lamborghini is going to release an Aventador Diesel surprises me, and yet it doesn't. It's surprising, simply because 'Lamborghini' and 'Diesel' really shouldn't go together. And yet, it's hardly surprising that a company whose smallest engine is a 5.2L V10 is hit by emission regulation, is it?
|From the front, all remains the same. That is good.|
Looking at the spec sheet, I can believe that. The Diesel uses the same 6.0L V12 that was originally found in the Audi Q7 V12, although Lamborghini knew it'd be a sin not to up its power a little bit. With the addition of an extra turbo, and seriously heavy ECU fettling, the power has been lifted from 493bhp up to a whopping 647. That, you may notice, is about 50 less bhp than the petrol Aventador, but consider this: the torque figure is is 890lb/ft. Eight hundred and ninety pounds-feet of torque. Bloody god-damn hell.
For some strange reason then, you won't really notice that power drop. 0-60 is done and dusted in 3 seconds flat (thanks to the amazing four-wheel-drive system), and it'll keep going all the way until 208 mph. No arguments, that is definitely supercar performance.
|The speedo still goes up to 370km/h!|
Prices aren't expected to be cheap at all. Insiders are saying the Diesel will be more expensive than the normal Aventador, in fact. But then again, you are getting amazing speed and amazing-for-a-supercar fuel economy. What's not to like?
Oh yeah. The sound. Lamborghini say they have tuned the exhaust so it still gives a grunty noise; a diesel that will actually sound good?!? The answer to that question is currently unknown.
And it always will be unknown.
Lamborghini releases Aventador Diesel Reviewed by Jack Cooper on 13:40 Rating: