Though there's no direct competition for the Lamborghini Aventador currently on the market, several supercar alternatives offer some of the Aventador's mix of performance and style.
The 2012 Porsche 911 Turbo, for example, packs all-wheel drive, breathtaking performance, a much better gearbox, and enough practicality to make it a daily driver--unlike the Aventador--though it isn't anywhere near as fast, as stylish, or as exclusive.
Again, the R8 offers plenty of performance for most mortals, but doesn't have the extreme high-tech construction or raw head-turning ability of the Aventador.
Mercedes-Benz's SLS AMG offers some of the Aventador's head-turning pop, especially upon arrival, when the gullwing doors swing up, but it, too, falls short in performance.
Finally, there's the Ferrari 458 Italia, which while short of the Aventador's performance figures, and only about two-thirds the price, is far nimbler, making it the driver's choice even against the Aventador's exotic status.
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|11 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 17 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V12||N/A||Gas V8||Gas Flat 6||Gas V8|
|2-Door Coupe||N/A||2-Door Coupe SLS AMG GT||2-Door Coupe Carrera||2-Door Coupe|
|All-wheel drive||N/A||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Coupe||N/A||2 Door Coupe||Coupe||Coupe|
|Automatic w/manual shift||N/A||Automatic||Manual||Automatic w/Manual Shift|