When Lamborghini revealed the much-anticipated Aventador LP 750-4 SV at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, the only detail we weren’t privy to was the price. But the yellow bull finally put speculation to rest and announced that its latest Super Veloce will cost a princely $493,095 USD.
Tight-fisted buyers can rest easy knowing that the price includes a $3,495 destination fee and an eye-watering $3,700 gas guzzler tax. For the sake of comparison, a ‘base’ Aventador LP 700-4 starts at $397, 500. Buyers who drop the extra $100,000 will get a carbon-fiber-clad Aventador that is 110 pounds lighter and kicks out an extra 50 horses from its 6.5L V12 for a total of a mighty 740 horses. What’s more, the latest Aventador will scamper to 60 mph in a mere 2.8 seconds, and top out at an incredible 217 mph.
Both the Mclaren P1 and the LaFerrari boast similar 0-60 mph times — 2.8 and 3.0 seconds, respectively. But all three will bow to the awesome low-end grunt of the Porsche 918, which takes a mere 2.6 seconds to reach 60 mph. But keeping the foot planted in the Lambo will allow you to eventually pass the Porsche at 212 mph while keeping in line with both, the McLaren (217 mph) and the LaFerrari (217 mph+). So, when compared to the latest batch of hypercars, which all cost in excesses of $1 million, it seems that Lambo’s newest SV — at less than half price — is actually quite a bargain.