Mention the word supercar to anyone with a passion for automobiles, and sooner or later the conversation will gravitate towards Lamborghini and its current halo car, the Aventador. While not the first company to build road cars with an impressive power-to-weight ratio, Lamborghini has long enjoyed a reputation for cutting edge (some would say over-the-top) design, dating back to the Lamborghini Countach.
Even today, some 22 years after production ended, the Lamborghini Countach still manages to look futuristic, and that design torch has clearly been passed to the Aventador. Subtle it’s not, from it’s stealth-fighter aircraft looks to the sonorous 6.5-liter, 700-horsepower V-12 capable of propelling the car to a top speed in excess of 200 miles per hour. The Aventador, then, is not a car you buy unless you crave both speed and exposure, since it’s impossible to be ignored behind the wheel.
Unlike the Countach, which asked drivers to sacrifice everything from...