Sitting at the top of Lamborghini's totem pole as its current fastest production car, the Aventador SV has the awe-inspiring looks and presence that make it deserving of the title. It has a huge wing, huge brakes, and huge front air intakes. It packs a 740-hp 6.5-liter V12 and has a top speed of 217- miles per hour.
We called the throttle a "go-sideways lever" during our first drive of the beast, marveled at how each lap felt like "something survived." This Lamborghini wasn't meant to be tame.
Still, though, we don't take any of these facts as warnings. Far from it. Given the chance, we'd still love to thrash one in a place where no limits exist. Like a race track. Or at the Isle of Man. Today, we're jealous of 's Henry Catchpole, who got to experience an Aventador SV flat-out around the winding and open roads of the island. At dusk.
He didn't speak much, either, so you can hear how glorious the V12 sounds during the hard accelerations and downshifts. Maybe he was committing this moment to memory, because this is a story you tell your grandkids.