2017 Lamborghini Aventador vs. Its Competition

2017 Lamborghini Aventador
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

Let's face it: If you're looking for a Lamborghini Aventador, you're not doing a lot of cross-shopping.

With that in mind, our list of rivals works more like recommendations of how to fill out the rest of your garage.

The Ferrari 488GTB is subtle, smooth, and thoroughly prancing horse.

It's the suave to the Aventador's brash.

The Audi R8 comes from Lambo parent Audi, and it offers increasingly impressive thrills—but the 2017 feels a little neutered stylistically compared to its wild predecessor.

If you're looking for everyday drivability, the Porsche 911 and Mercedes-AMG GT are both fantastic choices that deliver a more comfortable, usable interior with a ride quality tolerable for the real world.

But they won't get second looks anything like the Aventador, even in 911 Turbo form.

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2017 Audi R8, Asheville to Daytona part III2017 Audi R8
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2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT
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2017 Porsche 9112017 Porsche 911
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2017 Ferrari 488 Spyder2017 Ferrari 488 GTB
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2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT S2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT
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Quick Specs
Violent, brash, and wholly desirable, the Lamborghini Aventador might be the ultimate genesis of the supercar.
8.4
The 2017 Audi R8 balances thrilling power and handling with everyday livability.
8.5
The 2017 Mercedes-AMG GT adds a few goodies this year before adding two new models to the lineup next year.
7.8
The 2017 Porsche 911 is a toe into the waters of modernity with a base turbo engine that gets good fuel economy. Don't be fooled; it's every bit the super car it always has been.
The 2017 Ferrari 488 GTB and 488 Spider are sensual beauties, with shattering performance amped up by a new turbocharged V-8.
9.2
The 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT S is a shockingly good street and track performer, stylishly designed, and aimed straight for the heart of Porsche.
MSRP From     
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Engine     
Premium Unleaded V-12Premium Unleaded V-10Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded H-6Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
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Passenger Capacity     
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Detailed Spec Comparison
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