While most of us struggle to pay the mortgage these days, those with lots of disposable income are still doing their part to grow the economy. Lamborghini’s latest supercar, the Aventador LP700-4, is sold out in the United States for the first year of production, which means that you’ll have to wait until 2013 to take delivery of your own raging bull. Priced at $379,700 (including the requisite gas-guzzler tax), the Aventador features a V12 engine good for an estimated 700 horsepower (as the car’s neame implies). The power goes to all four wheels, which helps produce some impressive acceleration numbers. Zero to one hundred kilometers per hour (or 62 miles per hour) takes less than 3 seconds, and top speed is said to be in the area of 217 miles per hour.
The Aventador faces some stiff competition in the exotic car marketplace. The Pagani Huayra debuts later this year, priced at $1.4 million and undoubtedly even faster than the Aventador. On the “green” side of the supercar fence is Porsche’s 918 Spyder, priced at $845,000 but promising a combination of 718 horsepower and 78.4 MPG fuel economy (on the highway, at legal speeds, I presume). Come to think of it, those cars make the Aventador look like the bargain of the century; maybe I should get my order in now to avoid waiting another year for one. As long as they don’t expect me to leave a cash deposit, I should be golden.