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When it comes to supercars, we're starting to get further away from purity.



Electric motors are coming into play, rear-wheel drive is going the way of the dodo bird and forget about the six-speed manual gearbox. While the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ isn't exactly the most pure supercar by traditional benchmarks given its all-wheel drive setup and paddle-shifting transmission, it does still retain something awfully important.

A naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V12 good for more than 750 horsepower. And, boy, does it sound good.

Having said that, the boys and girls in Italy have confirmed that the Aventador will be the last flagship Lambo without electric assistance. So, just how good is the last hurrah?

See an excerpt for yourself, below. Read the full story via the link after the jump.


Should I buy one?

Nine-hundred will be made – and at the time these words were written, not quite all had been sold. So you certainly still can if you want to...

...Need another excuse? Lamborghini says this will be the maddest and most powerful that its ‘L539’ atmospheric 6.5-litre V12 will ever get before the company starts hooking up electric motors to it for the upcoming Aventador replacement. If you like your supercars straightforward, direct and uncomplicated, then, you might feel that now’s the time to bag one and preserve it for posterity (while also driving the wheels off it on a regular basis, we’d very much hope). It’d be the responsible thing to do.

And if this really is the last in a line of old-school V12 Lambos before Sant’Agata branches out into plug-in hybrid electrification? Well, it’s not the most usable, drivable or dynamically sophisticated car of its kind, but a big, burly, brutal supercar that you need to get to know before you’ll trust it or really enjoy it...



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DRIVEN: The Most EXTREME Lamborghini Aventador Is Here In Form Of The SVJ — Is The LAST Unassisted V12 Bull Worth The $?

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