To start with, if you’re concerned about the Aventador’s fuel economy then you’re looking at the wrong car, because that’ll be the least of your worries. Servicing and maintenance costs are sky-high for cars like this, and furthermore the depreciation in the first few years is likely to keep you awake at night if you’re in any way financially sensitive.
Tax and insurance won’t get much costlier, either, with high CO2 output and almost unrivalled desirability.
Ongoing running costs
|Road tax (12 months)||N/A|
How much is it to insure?
Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered before 01 March 2001 it is based on engine size. For cars registered on or after 01 March 2001 the VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions.
While a lot of cars are using assistance from electrical motors to lower their emissions and improve fuel economy, the Aventador Roadster doesn’t even use a turbocharger – probably the most common efficiency-boosting technology around these days.
With that in mind it’s understandable that at time of publication, an Aventador S Roadster emits 394g/km of CO2. That’s twice the amount of most Porsche 911s…
The Aventador Roadster’s reliability might surprise you. The words ‘Italian supercar’ may understandably strike fear into the minds of some buyers, but don’t forget Lamborghini is owned by Audi – known for its bomb-proof cars. We’ve heard of no prevailing issues that should concern you here.
The engine, gearbox and the rest of the transmission has been tried and tested over a number of years with no horror stories making it into our Owners’ Reviews section.
Car checklist problem points
|Body||No reported problems.|
|Engine / gearbox||No reported problems.|
|Other||No reported problems.|