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The Lamborghini Aventador blows away the stated 217mph top speed

The Lamborghini Aventador is amazing in a variety of ways but now that various groups are getting their hands on the new supercar, the LP700-4 is not only exceeding the expectations of owners and test drivers around the world but the new Lambo is even exceeding the output expected by the automaker – with a recent test video showing the Aventador topping out at 230 miles per hour.


The Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 makes a groundpounding 691 horsepower and 510lb-ft of torque from its 6.5L V12 engine, sending that power to all four wheels to help make the Aventador one of the fastest cars in the world. When introduced, Lamborghini stated that the LP700-4 would hit a top speed of 217 miles per hour but during a recent test session while in the hands of the European automotive gurus at Sport Auto, the Aventador reached a top speed of 370 kilometres per hour – or 230 miles per hour for our American readers. That is 13 miles per hour faster than the stated top speed of the newest Lamborghini supercar and with a top speed in the range of 230, the Aventador ranks among the fastest production cars in the history of the automobile.

Sport Auto hit a top speed with their Lamborghini Aventador test subject of 370kmh/230mph, which places the Aventador 6th among production cars, trailing the McLaren F1 (231mph), the Koenigsegg CCR (241mph), the Bugatti Veyron (253.81mph), the SSC Ultimate Aero TT (256.18mph) and the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport (267.856mph). The key fact here is that the Aventador can hang with those models – all of which are far more expensive and most of which are no longer available. On that list of the top five fastest cars in the world, only the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport and the Ultimate Aero TT are still available, with the Veyron SS costing $2.3 million while the Ultimate Aero TT will set you back around $650k…both of which are far more expensive than the 2012 Lamborghini Aventador that costs “only” around $379,000. In addition to being less expensive than those other 225+ mph supercars (most of which are now dubbed hypercars), we can expect to see far more Aventadors on the road than we do any of those other high performance cars on the fastest production cars list.

In addition to offering video of the new Lamborghini Aventador speedometer and tachometer as the V12 helps the supercar climb to 370kmh, Sport Auto also gave us a look at the Aventador tearing around the Hockenheimring race course in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. This lap, which was conducted by Sport Auto, brought about a lap time of 1:08.575 which makes it faster around the German race course than the Porsche 911 GT2 RS and putting it within a half second of the Porsche Carrera GT and the McLaren MP4-12C.

Check out the video below of the Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 roaring around the Hockenheimring, beginning with a lap around the track with the camera attached to the right rear corner of the car and followed by an in-car camera focused on the tachometer/speedometer as the car easily eclipses the 217mph top speed claimed by Lamborghini.

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Lamborghini offers a new video of the Aventador LP700-4
Lamborghini rolls out their second Aventador LP700-4 video
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Source: Sport Auto via Autoblog