Very interesting comparison here of the 2012 Lamborghini Aventador and the 1973 Lamborghini Countach.
We’re blasting past the ancient Roman Colosseum at the wheel of a 1973 Lamborghini Countach, the original prototipo owned by the Museo Lamborghini — the most ancient Countach in the world. We’re part of a procession of 10 V12-powered Lamborghinis sweeping through these narrow streets while thousands cheer. And with us is the newest Lamborghini in the world: the 2012 Lamborghini Aventador.
Our little bit of performance art in Rome puts the Aventador in perspective. Lamborghini’s latest V12-powered exotic is a tribute to the latest technology, but it’s also part of a grand tradition that can be traced back from the Murciélago to the Diablo and thence to the original Countach.
Is the Aventador the real deal — a raging bull like the Countach that shocked the world so long ago? Or is it just an Audi-engineered concoction of frippery with scissor doors attached?
As we ponder the question, the sound of the Countach’s V12 echoes in the narrow streets of Rome.