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2017 Lamborghini Aventador S: How does 145 mph feel in a $483,000 car?

2017 Lamborghini Aventador S: How does 145 mph feel in a $483,000 car?

It wasn’t until I hit 145 mph that I thought, “This could be dangerous.”

By then, I was leaving the straightaway and entering the high-banked left turn, pressed hard into the seat of the Lamborghini Aventador S as I roared my way around the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana.

A buck and a half, on that track, in that car, wasn’t fast. A pro driver behind the wheel of the Aventador could have hit 200 mph without stretching the Lamborghini’s limits. Other drivers that day hit 160.

But I’d never driven a super car on a racetrack. Besides, I’d just noticed the “air bag” icon was illuminated on the dashboard.

I had come to Fontana at the invitation of the Lamborghini people....

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