Lamborghini Murcielago SV - Los Angeles
If all the senses that get shattered when you drive a truly fast, loud and visceral supercar flat out, the one that’s hardest to put back together is a sense of perspective. The intensity/insanity of the act obliterates normally reliable frames of reference embedded in a world of largely benign forces and sounds. The SV costs £270,000, has 663bhp and can top 212mph without the rear wing fitted to the car you see in these pictures. It is a monster of a supercar if ever there was one - perhaps not the fastest outright, but very possibly the ballsiest there has ever been.
The SV’s personality is akin to that of the bloke who turns up a party with two supermodels on each arm, and leaves with another three in tow. Yet beneath its He-Man exterior, bolstered in the case of the test car by a comically enormous optional carbon fibre rear wing, the SV also showcases how hard Lamborghini is thinking technically nowadays. 0-60mph in 3.2sec and 0-100mph in under seven and only then will you get an inkling of what it feels like to open the accelerator in second gear and hold it there for a while. It’s also one of the most exciting experiences you’ll ever have on four wheels.
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