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Imperial War Museum, Duxford

  Lot 55

2018 Lamborghini Aventador LP740-S Roadster
One owner and under 6,000 miles from new

Estimated at £230,000 - £270,000

Lot details

Registration No: T.B.C
Chassis No: ZHWEV4ZD3JLA07359
MOT: April 2022

PLEASE NOTE: The registration number for this lot is ‘FJ18 DHN’.

  • One owner from new and offered directly from the sole keeper
  • Under c.6,000 miles from new
  • Well-specified from new including desirable lift-kit
  • Supplied new by Lamborghini Leicester and only serviced in the said dealership
  • Currently still under manufacturers warranty
  • UK-supplied, right-hand drive example

Latest in a line of spectacular supercars from Lamborghini stretching back to the iconic Miura of 1966, the Aventador was launched at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, replacing the ageing Murcièlago as the Sant'Agata factory's flagship model. Designed by Filippo Perini, the new mid-engine coupé borrowed heavily from Lamborghini's limited edition Reventón and the Estoque concept car. One of its more striking features was the scissor doors - a 21st Century supercar 'must have'. Like its predecessors, the newcomer was powered by a V12 engine, in the Aventador's case an all-new 6½-litre unit producing 690bhp. Power reached the ground via a seven-speed semi-automatic gearbox and electronically controlled four-wheel drive transmission. A top speed of 349km/h (217mph) was claimed by the factory, yet the French Sport Auto magazine managed to wind 'their' car up to 370km/h (230mph).

With the original Aventador LP700-4 being phased out after five years in production, Lamborghini unveiled the extensively revised Aventador S in December 2016 at Sant'Agata, with the car's official launch taking place at the Geneva Motor Show the following March. Lamborghini's head of design Mitja Borkert was responsible for the car's updated exterior, while the 6.5-litre V12 now produced 740PS (730bhp), an increase of 40PS (39bhp) over the superseded LP700-4. With a maximum torque of 509lb/ft at 5,500rpm, the Aventador S can reach 97km/h (60mph) in 2.9 seconds on the way to its top speed of 349 km/h (217mph). In addition, the Aventador S received four-wheel steering, permanent four-wheel drive, and revised suspension controlled by Lamborghini's Dinamica Veicolo Attiva (LDVA) control unit. The LDVA has four selectable modes: Sport, Strada (Street), Corsa (Track) and Ego (Individual). Carbon-ceramic brakes are standard. Borkert made relatively few changes to the Aventador's overall look, the most noticeable being a new nose, cleaner side intakes, and a new rear diffuser.

Even though its claimed performance figures represented no advance over the original, the Aventador S was rated as a significant step forward by Car magazine: "The difference isn't subtle. Where the old car feels very nose-led and slightly stubborn, it's steering lethargic where you need flighty flicks left-to-right, the S dances through the slalom with a balance that feels much more in line with your hips, and steering that feels light years faster. You're also more aware of that heavy V12 shifting about behind you, helping point the nose...The Aventador has always been unique in its segment, but the S takes it to a whole new level. Would we buy one? Absolutely."

Manufactured in 2018, this Aventador was supplied new to the United Kingdom in right-hand-drive to the sole keeper via Lamborghini Leicester. Offered directly from the one owner and having covered under 6,000 miles from new, the S-Roadster is presented in the striking colour combination of Arancio Atlas with a complementing Nero leather interior upholstery with Arancio Leonis stitching. Fitted with the aforementioned 6.5-litre V12 engine and seven-speed semi-automatic gearbox, the Aventador was very well specified from new with park assist, S-trim interior with optional stitching, branding pack with the embroidered shield, orange brake calipers, dianthus forged rims in Black and the magneto-rheological suspension with the all-important lift-kit. Serviced only by the supplying dealer with the most recent service completed at 4,241 miles in May 2021 to the cost of approximately £3,700. Accompanied by current V5C and the service history records.

For more information, please contact:
Paul Cheetham
07538 667452


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