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Lamborghini Aventador vs Aston Martin DBS

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Lamborghini Aventador
Lamborghini Aventador

2017 price

Aston Martin DBS
Aston Martin DBS

$439,900 - $439,900

2020 price

Summary

2017 Lamborghini Aventador
2020 Aston Martin DBS
Safety Rating

Engine Type
V12, 6.5L

Turbo V12, 5.2L
Fuel Type
Premium Unleaded Petrol

Premium Unleaded Petrol
Fuel Efficiency
16.9L/100km (combined)

12.4L/100km (combined)
Seating
2

4
Dislikes
  • Optional reversing camera is taking the mick
  • Low-speed ride is pretty bad
  • It's very, very low

  • No Android Auto or Apple CarPlay
  • Rear seats barely viable
  • No AEB
2017 Lamborghini Aventador Summary

Lamborghini's Aventador S is the last living link to supercars of old. Wild-looking bedroom-poster material, gigantic anti-socially loud V12 that actually spits flame and the kind of performance that will rustle the jimmies of even a seasoned supercar driver.

It harks back to a time when supercars actually sucked, but it didn't matter because they were proof you had both the money and patience to nurse it into life and then wring its neck, because that was the only way it made any sense. While the Huracan is a thoroughly modern supercar, the Aventador is an unashamed, unabashed, hairy-chested, head-banging, rock ape.

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2020 Aston Martin DBS Summary

In mid-2018, to coincide with its global launch, CarsGuide was invited to a hush-hush, behind-closed-doors preview of the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera. 

Hidden within a maze of black velvet drapes at a low-key, inner-city Sydney location sat the famous British brand’s new flagship, a stunning 2+2 GT with the performance, dynamics and luxurious quality to match its exotic looks and $500K+ price tag.

On that day, for whatever reason, I never thought the opportunity to steer it would come my way. But two years later, almost to the day, the key to this ‘Sabiro Blue’ beauty was mine.

The DBS Superleggera sits at the top performance coupe table, mixing it with Bentley, Ferrari, and Porsche’s finest. But maybe you already have one (or more) of those. Which begs the question, does this imposing V12 machine do enough to qualify for an extra space in your garage? 

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