Aventadors - changes in model years

Aventadors - changes in model years

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PrancingHorses

Original Poster:

2,204 posts

152 months

Wednesday 5th June
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Would someone be able to list out years changes made to the Aventador model years?

Facelifts, changes to interior/exterior etc-

I think they car was updated in 2014 initially? A good mate is asking as he wants one but I am not too sure....


Edited by PrancingHorses on Wednesday 5th June 21:39

Ferruccio

888 posts

64 months

Wednesday 5th June
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Post 2013 better than the earlier one.

topjay

694 posts

163 months

Thursday 6th June
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One of the threads on Lambopower lists everything for all model years but you will have to search for it.

cgt2

1,327 posts

133 months

Thursday 6th June
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Depends very much on the individual car. An early one that has been looked after properly and had all the updates can drive beautifully. A later one not well maintained can be horrible. In all cases I drive them on the paddles not in Auto.

The big difference was with the S in 2016/7 that made it much more nimble with the addition of 4WS.

S1M VP

908 posts

179 months

Friday 7th June
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Not sure specific dates, so dates are approximate

LP700
2012-2014 cars were a little harder in terms of suspension.
Drive perfectly well mind.
My car had 13k on when I eventually sold it and I had owned it for 4 years.
Wish I had kept it, loved that car.

C.2015 various updates and launched the roadster variant.
New alloy options etc.
(I did not have one of these)
They also did a limited run of Anniversary cars, Pirelli Edition cars etc.

LP750
2017 (SV) for some reason, Lamborghini decided to change the seating, so it would not recline as far. My guess is they had warranty claims where rear of seats touched rear bulkhead.
This made it very tight for me with very little headroom.
I had to tip the seat back by fitting washers under the front seat frame.
Car is epic and will be a keeper

LP740
2018 (S) added 4 wheel steering.
Around town, makes the car more nimble and turning is easier.
But on fast long corners and twisty roads, I find it a bit erratic, as if the car is doing something that I don’t want it to do. I prefer driving the SV.
S sounds better and has a higher pitch at high revs and LOTS more pops & bangs on the over run.
They also changed the space around the rear wheel arch, to look more like the Diablo, together with the front & rear bumpers.


To be honest, the cars have probably gotten better over the years, but if I was your mate, ‘I would set a budget and try to get a car that’s been looked after and properly serviced.
They are not cheap to run, let alone fix.

Estimate £1500-2000 for a minor service and £3500 for a major service.

Awesome cars though ... nothing else quite compares, if it’s the ‘event’ your mate is seeking.
Expect lots of prom run requests!!!!
I’ve got an SVJ Roadster on order, so have listed my S for sale.
Original cars held their money well.
SV’s hold value better.
S seems to have dropped (a lot) quickly.
Carbon options are expensive to buy and look nice, but don’t add significant value when it comes time to move the car on.

Happy hunting

Reeso

1,182 posts

196 months

Friday 7th June
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S1M VP.....Hello stranger. please post link to yours for sale. I always wondered what you went with spec wise.
Cheers,

Pete

PrancingHorses

Original Poster:

2,204 posts

152 months

Wednesday 12th June
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S1M VP said:
Not sure specific dates, so dates are approximate

LP700
2012-2014 cars were a little harder in terms of suspension.
Drive perfectly well mind.
My car had 13k on when I eventually sold it and I had owned it for 4 years.
Wish I had kept it, loved that car.

C.2015 various updates and launched the roadster variant.
New alloy options etc.
(I did not have one of these)
They also did a limited run of Anniversary cars, Pirelli Edition cars etc.

LP750
2017 (SV) for some reason, Lamborghini decided to change the seating, so it would not recline as far. My guess is they had warranty claims where rear of seats touched rear bulkhead.
This made it very tight for me with very little headroom.
I had to tip the seat back by fitting washers under the front seat frame.
Car is epic and will be a keeper

LP740
2018 (S) added 4 wheel steering.
Around town, makes the car more nimble and turning is easier.
But on fast long corners and twisty roads, I find it a bit erratic, as if the car is doing something that I don’t want it to do. I prefer driving the SV.
S sounds better and has a higher pitch at high revs and LOTS more pops & bangs on the over run.
They also changed the space around the rear wheel arch, to look more like the Diablo, together with the front & rear bumpers.


To be honest, the cars have probably gotten better over the years, but if I was your mate, ‘I would set a budget and try to get a car that’s been looked after and properly serviced.
They are not cheap to run, let alone fix.

Estimate £1500-2000 for a minor service and £3500 for a major service.

Awesome cars though ... nothing else quite compares, if it’s the ‘event’ your mate is seeking.
Expect lots of prom run requests!!!!
I’ve got an SVJ Roadster on order, so have listed my S for sale.
Original cars held their money well.
SV’s hold value better.
S seems to have dropped (a lot) quickly.
Carbon options are expensive to buy and look nice, but don’t add significant value when it comes time to move the car on.

Happy hunting
Many thanks!

sone

4,367 posts

183 months

Wednesday 12th June
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As above I'd buy a post 2013 car that's been looked after. I had a 2013 car and put 9k miles on it in less than 12 months with next to no grief. It was a great car to drive but the gearbox is an acquired taste, some say it gives the car character I would say it's a bit agricultural. I bought an "S" brand new and couldn't believe the difference in fuel consumption. I could get 160miles from a tank of fuel in the 2013 car, in the "S" it was half of that, while the cost wasn't a real concern the convenience was. I was constantly navigating around petrol stations.

PrancingHorses

Original Poster:

2,204 posts

152 months

Wednesday 12th June
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sone said:
As above I'd buy a post 2013 car that's been looked after. I had a 2013 car and put 9k miles on it in less than 12 months with next to no grief. It was a great car to drive but the gearbox is an acquired taste, some say it gives the car character I would say it's a bit agricultural. I bought an "S" brand new and couldn't believe the difference in fuel consumption. I could get 160miles from a tank of fuel in the 2013 car, in the "S" it was half of that, while the cost wasn't a real concern the convenience was. I was constantly navigating around petrol stations.
Would this qualify as a post 2013 car? He has his eye on this private sale....does anyone know this car?

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201...

sheldonlloyd

5 posts

54 months

Sunday 8th September
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S1M VP said:
Not sure specific dates, so dates are approximate

LP700
2012-2014 cars were a little harder in terms of suspension.
Drive perfectly well mind.
My car had 13k on when I eventually sold it and I had owned it for 4 years.
Wish I had kept it, loved that car.

C.2015 various updates and launched the roadster variant.
New alloy options etc.
(I did not have one of these)
They also did a limited run of Anniversary cars, Pirelli Edition cars etc.

LP750
2017 (SV) for some reason, Lamborghini decided to change the seating, so it would not recline as far. My guess is they had warranty claims where rear of seats touched rear bulkhead.
This made it very tight for me with very little headroom.
I had to tip the seat back by fitting washers under the front seat frame.
Car is epic and will be a keeper

LP740
2018 (S) added 4 wheel steering.
Around town, makes the car more nimble and turning is easier.
But on fast long corners and twisty roads, I find it a bit erratic, as if the car is doing something that I don’t want it to do. I prefer driving the SV.
S sounds better and has a higher pitch at high revs and LOTS more pops & bangs on the over run.
They also changed the space around the rear wheel arch, to look more like the Diablo, together with the front & rear bumpers.


To be honest, the cars have probably gotten better over the years, but if I was your mate, ‘I would set a budget and try to get a car that’s been looked after and properly serviced.
They are not cheap to run, let alone fix.

Estimate £1500-2000 for a minor service and £3500 for a major service.

Awesome cars though ... nothing else quite compares, if it’s the ‘event’ your mate is seeking.
Expect lots of prom run requests!!!!
I’ve got an SVJ Roadster on order, so have listed my S for sale.
Original cars held their money well.
SV’s hold value better.
S seems to have dropped (a lot) quickly.
Carbon options are expensive to buy and look nice, but don’t add significant value when it comes time to move the car on.

Happy hunting
Thank you for this great summary. I’m a 2003 Murcielago owner and I’m looking to add an Aventador. Why are the 2011 and 2012 cars criticised more? I had via word of mouth been told that the sealant used in the 2011-2012 transmission casing failed and that the software was not updatable in the 2011-2012 cars - is that true? I know there was a recall for re-routing of the fuel vapour hose to prevent fires - any other recalls? Do the 2013 models have start stop? Thank you!

sone

4,367 posts

183 months

Monday 9th September
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PrancingHorses said:
Would this qualify as a post 2013 car? He has his eye on this private sale....does anyone know this car?

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201...
Sorry bit of a late response to this but that particular car looks very vanilla for an Aventador. Shame might be a great car but they need some contrast in my opinion.

sone

4,367 posts

183 months

Monday 9th September
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sheldonlloyd said:
Thank you for this great summary. I’m a 2003 Murcielago owner and I’m looking to add an Aventador. Why are the 2011 and 2012 cars criticised more? I had via word of mouth been told that the sealant used in the 2011-2012 transmission casing failed and that the software was not updatable in the 2011-2012 cars - is that true? I know there was a recall for re-routing of the fuel vapour hose to prevent fires - any other recalls? Do the 2013 models have start stop? Thank you!
Its worth adding the S had the advantage of EGO mode so you could set the car up to your particular likes. I've mentioned previously that my S was absolutely ridiculous on fuel, averaging no more than 7-8 mpg even driven relatively steady. I think the 2013 had either upgraded suspension or wheels, cant remember exactly but I'm sure that was the change. I'd have a 2013-14 car over an S in all honesty or better still an SV.

likesachange

1,665 posts

139 months

Monday 9th September
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S1M VP said:
Not sure specific dates, so dates are approximate

LP700
2012-2014 cars were a little harder in terms of suspension.
Drive perfectly well mind.
My car had 13k on when I eventually sold it and I had owned it for 4 years.
Wish I had kept it, loved that car.

C.2015 various updates and launched the roadster variant.
New alloy options etc.
(I did not have one of these)
They also did a limited run of Anniversary cars, Pirelli Edition cars etc.

LP750
2017 (SV) for some reason, Lamborghini decided to change the seating, so it would not recline as far. My guess is they had warranty claims where rear of seats touched rear bulkhead.
This made it very tight for me with very little headroom.
I had to tip the seat back by fitting washers under the front seat frame.
Car is epic and will be a keeper

LP740
2018 (S) added 4 wheel steering.
Around town, makes the car more nimble and turning is easier.
But on fast long corners and twisty roads, I find it a bit erratic, as if the car is doing something that I don’t want it to do. I prefer driving the SV.
S sounds better and has a higher pitch at high revs and LOTS more pops & bangs on the over run.
They also changed the space around the rear wheel arch, to look more like the Diablo, together with the front & rear bumpers.


To be honest, the cars have probably gotten better over the years, but if I was your mate, ‘I would set a budget and try to get a car that’s been looked after and properly serviced.
They are not cheap to run, let alone fix.

Estimate £1500-2000 for a minor service and £3500 for a major service.

Awesome cars though ... nothing else quite compares, if it’s the ‘event’ your mate is seeking.
Expect lots of prom run requests!!!!
I’ve got an SVJ Roadster on order, so have listed my S for sale.
Original cars held their money well.
SV’s hold value better.
S seems to have dropped (a lot) quickly.
Carbon options are expensive to buy and look nice, but don’t add significant value when it comes time to move the car on.

Happy hunting
Great insight and knowledge.

A guy I know has just had his SVJ exhaust fettled by Brookes Racing Exhausts.... ooooft it sounds incredible.

On another note if you need another plate for you SVJ, I have V12 JOT and X 5VJ X available. Shameless plug I know.

KHK

475 posts

29 months

Monday 9th September
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Stay away from a 2012 Avenador no matter how cheap it is. It'll be a money pit. Here's a few issues with them;

-2012 ECU is not on the 2013+ models meaning no updates.
-Suspension is stiffer compared to the 2013+ models. Some people prefer this.
-Transmission leaks due to seals. This is something you should 100% check to see if the seals have been replaced. The 2013+ models had revised seal/part.

One positive is the 2012 probably has the best exhaust note of all the A's imo.