Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Lamborghini Aventador

Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Lamborghini Aventador

3. It’s amazing to see what 10 years of design will do

In fact, he was willing to let me poke around the inside of his car and he even parked it beside the Aventador.

I know what you might be thinking right now. “Luke, you moron! The Gallardo has a V10 and the Aventador has a V12. You should be fired for making such a stupid comparison!”

That’s true, but I didn’t have any way of guessing what would or wouldn’t arrive that morning. Also, you’re looking at a 2004 Gallardo and that means there is exactly a decade dividing it and the Aventador I drove that day.

In the Lamborghini story, Volkswagen is practically Christlike. They took over in 1998 and saved the company from extinction, assigning Audi to direct the fighting bull brand.

Clean sheet designs were still reserved for the future tense, but it didn’t take long before the Germans got to work modernizing things in Sant’agata Bolognese. They increased the Diablo’s engine displacement from 5.7 liters to 6.0, updated its intake and exhaust and revised the exterior among other modifications.

Audi’s presence is obvious in the Gallardo. The vents look like they were pulled from the Volkswagen Group’s parts bin, but the cabin still looks and feels like an Italian supercar.

The same can’t be said about Lambo’s latest flagship. It feels like an Audi product through and through with a big infotainment screen and corresponding controls pulled straight from Ingolstadt.