Lamborghini Aventador From The Dark Knight Rises
Some people eagerly await a movie because of the actors, or the story line, or the time it takes place in. And some people can’t wait for a movie to come out so they can see what car the main character drives! These cars are iconic – fast, sexy machines that get our hearts racing and adrenaline pumping just watching them on the screen. One such car was the Lamborghini Aventador in The Dark Knight Rises.
Driven by the ultra rich, ultra cool Bruce Wayne, the Aventador is Lamborghini’s most popular, and most profitable, model ever. Its sleek lines are designed to enhance the aerodynamics of the car that takes its inspiration from the world’s fastest aircraft. Able to go from zero to 62mph in 2.9 seconds, it features a mind blowing 700hp 6.5 liter V12 and has the highest power to weight ratio of any sports car in its class. Like all Lamborghini supercars since the Countach, its doors open upward. The body and chassis are made entirely of carbon fiber. If you were ordering an Aventador, you could choose from 13 different colors with either a matte, pearlescent or metallic finish. Bruce Wayne ordered his in “Grigio Anteras Metallic”, which is a silvery grey.
According to Thehollywoodreporter.com, Michael Locke, COO of Automobili Lamborghini America, Lamborghini liked the fact that a good guy was driving the car. So often, it’s a bad guy driving the hot car, and the virtuous socialite appealed to them.
No special modifications were made to the Aventador for use in the movie. If you had a spare $400,000 or so, you could order the exact same car. Except for the fact that they are all sold out. After the car debuted at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, it didn’t take long before Lamborghini announced that the 2011 model year was sold out. Shortly after that, it announced that there was an 18-month waiting list. Only 4000 of these supercars will be produced, so don’t look for one on the local car dealer’s lot.
In addition to being able to afford the Aventador’s hefty price tag, you will need to have pockets as deep as Bruce Wayne’s in order to operate it. With in-city gas mileage of 8.6 miles per gallon and today’s gas prices, it will cost a small fortune to take a Sunday drive.