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Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Petrol engines 2.1 mpp
Low figures relate to the least economical version; high to the most economical. Based on WLTP combined fuel economy for versions of this car made since September 2017 only, and typical current fuel or electricity costs.

Fuel economy

Petrol engines 15.4 - 15.8 mpg

You won’t be surprised to learn the Aventador is a horrendously expensive car to run, with 17mpg and 394g/km CO2 for the S model, the lighter SV improving a little to 18mpg/370g/km. Tax? Insurance? Tyres? All will be sky-high.

However, the Aventador does make an attempt to get with the times, with a stop-start system that cuts the engine at a standstill, and cylinder deactivation that shuts down half of the 12 cylinders during lighter driving. It’s also worth noting that large, naturally aspirated engines like the Aventador’s tend to achieve real-world consumption figures closer to the official test figures than smaller turbocharged engines.

Crucially, the Aventador tends to hold its value well, and SV models have even appreciated strongly – most are now over £400k. That equates to a tidy profit over the initial £315,078 purchase price, which should cover some fuel and tyres.

With CO2 rated at 394g/km and a claimed 16.7mpg on the combined cycle, the Aventador is not the kind of car to be running on a budget. However, these cars do tend to cover fewer miles than an average family car, which will also help prolong the use of those expensive consumables.

Considering Lamborghini has been owned by Audi since 1998, you do notice switchgear that’s shared with other products from its parent company. The Aventador chassis may not share commonality with any Audi vehicle but its paternity is apparent inside the cabin. This should reduce the number of potential creaks and rattles to a minimum.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £520 - £630
See tax rates for all versions
Insurance group Not available
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