Introducing the Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Pirelli Edition

With all the drama and interest surrounding the Huracan these days, Lamborghini has decided the Aventador might be feeling a bit left out in all the excitement. Even after releasing the LP720-4 50th Anniversary model last year (which I consider to be one of the best-looking Lamborghinis of all time), the Italian manufacturer has decided to spice up the lineup even further with the introduction of a new, limited-edition Aventador inspired by their partnership with Pirelli.

Since 1963, Lamborghini have used Pirelli tires on their cars, as cars with such extreme performance require a tire with enough grip and overall quality to perform at their best. So when I first heard about this new limited-edition Aventador, I assumed it would be running on something even greater than its current set of Pirelli P-Zero tires, in combination with the power increase from the last limited edition. Unfortunately this is not so, as the Pirelli Edition is basically just a cosmetic upgrade over the standard car.

The Aventador Pirelli Edition will be offered in both coupe and roadster form, and will feature a two-tone paintjob. Buyers will have the option of matte paint for the roof, intakes, rearview mirrors and engine cover, along with gloss paint for the rest of the car. Or you could have the gloss paint on top and the matte paint covering the rest of the body, whatever makes you happy. Other features that distinguish this from the original Aventador include red stripes on the roof, engine cover, front grille and rearview mirrors, unique new wheels, and a "Pirelli Special Series" plaque located in the interior of the car.

Fortunately, despite the lack of performance upgrades to the car, the Aventador's 6.5 liter, naturally aspirated V12 still produces 691 horsepower. That, along with its brutal single-clutch, 7-speed transmission and four-wheel drive, allows the car to hit 60 from zero in 2.9 seconds on the way to its 217 mph top speed.

As the Aventador has been one of my favorite cars since its introduction to the world in 2011, I'm very excited to see where Lamborghini will take it from here. This special edition will definitely stand out a bit more than the standard car, but considering it will probably cost a lot more than the standard car, I personally don't think it would be worth it. If I had the money, I'd save it and wait for the day when they finally debut the Aventador SV. THAT is the Aventador I can't wait to see.