With wild-looking bodywork and dramatic performance, the 2020 Lamborghini Aventador is spectacular in every sense of the word. It’s also the last of a dying breed, with hybrid technology expected to enhance future iterations of the V-12 supercar. Still, this wedge-shaped, scissor-doored Lambo blasts into the sunset with neck-snapping acceleration and a maniacal exhaust note.
Hardtop versions avoid the cumbersome removable roof but lack the flamboyance of the topless roadsters. Those seeking maximum performance and prestige will want the feistier SVJ model. Sure, the 2020 Aventador is old by supercar standards and it’s the opposite of practical, but we challenge anyone to find a Lamborghini that’s more visceral.
The 2020 Aventador powertrain hierarchy begins with a mid-mounted naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V-12 that develops 730 horsepower. And 509 lb-ft of torque that is transmitted to the wheels via a seven-speed automated-manual transmission.
This basic setup is shared among the three distinct variants. The track-focused SVJ (which stands for Superveloce Jota) has various enhancements that unlock extra horsepower and torque that meet the pavement through all four wheels.
The hefty machines heaved through the corners, but their incredible grip and rear-steering system helped it change direction. We have previously driven the Aventador Sand the Aventador S Roaster, with the latter’s top-down ability providing the best method to overhear the V-12’s thrilling timbre.