lamborghini aventador

Let's be clear. The Lamborghini is not a nice car. It does not like to be driven gently. Of its three selectable driving modes, Strada -- or Street -- is the one in which it feels least comfortable. The Aventador, like other Lamborghinis, has an automatic transmission with a clutch, like a manual transmission that shifts itself. Usually, dry-clutch transmissions like this use two clutches to smooth things out but not this one. When left to shift on its own, it tends to leave you coasting without power at odd, unexpected moments then it kicks you back into your seat again when the clutch re-engages. The cure is to use the paddle shifters to time shifts yourself or just drive hard all the time.

First published November 4, 2013: 7:08 AM ET

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