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Lamborghini Aventador vs Mercedes-Benz C43

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Lamborghini Aventador
Lamborghini Aventador

2017 price

Mercedes-Benz C43
Mercedes-Benz C43

$126,800 - $126,800

2023 price

Summary

2017 Lamborghini Aventador
2023 Mercedes-Benz C43
Safety Rating

Engine Type
V12, 6.5L

Fuel Type
Premium Unleaded Petrol

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Fuel Efficiency
16.9L/100km (combined)

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Seating
2

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

  • Engine lacks drama expected from AMG
  • Ride feels unresolved
  • Big price jump over old model
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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2023 Mercedes-Benz C43 Summary

Think of a Mercedes-AMG and the first words that spring to mind are probably not - understated, efficient and restrained. And yet those are probably the best words to describe the all-new C 43.

Of course, before we go any further it’s important to note that the C 43, even in its previous six-cylinder guise, was never meant to be as wild, raucous or powerful as the C63 flagship - that’s simply not its role in the AMG line-up.

But even so, this new model is a dive into fresh territory for the brand and puts a very different spin on the AMG sports sedan as we know it.

This is a four-cylinder model, complete with a Formula One-derived electric turbocharger, so it lacks the sound and fury you expect from something carrying the ‘AMG’ badge - but that doesn’t mean it’s a bad car, as we’ll explain.

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2017 Lamborghini Aventador 2023 Mercedes-Benz C43

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