This isn't the first time the Lamborghini Aventador has been on U.S. shores. The 700-horsepower supercar was shipped out to the California desert for a video shoot, and earlier this summer, Lamborghini brought out the car to show prospective buyers, resulting in some spectacular photos. Even so, the Aventador hasn't been officially shown to the public. Until now.

Yesterday evening, Lamborghini took the wraps off a pair of Aventadors at McCall's Motorworks Revival at the Monterey Jet Center. The juxtaposition of planes and automobiles typically seen at the event was well demonstrated by a particularly striking orange Aventador, but it was a matte black example that had us wiping the drool off our chin. You can photos of both of both cars in the gallery above.


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      Rambo
      • 3 Years Ago
      Is it just me or do pretty much all cars look a little more bad ass with a plane behind them?
      pasigiri
      • 3 Years Ago
      When I was a kid, I had a poster of a red Countach. The car just captivated me. The lines, the sound (years later when I finally heard one), the ridiculousness of it. Every iteration of the "Big Lambo" is a like an object of pure automotive passion. To be honest I had a hard time thinking that Lamborghini would top the 670-4SV and Reventon IMHO, but the Aventador has. It already has joined it's big brothers as some of the greatest cars in automotive history. I wish that someday I could drive every last "Big Lambo" starting with the Muira. Sorry, it's a childhood thing!!!! Any car enthusiast would understand.
      Jonathan Arena
      • 3 Years Ago
      The more I see this car, the more it makes me want to touch myself. Oops.
      Jake
      • 3 Years Ago
      That's a sexy car. As soon as I find that duffel-bag full of $100 bills that some dope smuggler lost, that's what I'll buy.
      Zipforia
      • 3 Years Ago
      One of the best looking and performing cars I've seen. But I'm more of a GT person. I like to have my luxury mixed in with my performance. This car is pure performance. Thus...if I had a choice, I wouldn't buy this car. But then again...if I was ever in a position to buy a car over $200k, then I should have enough to buy more than one.
      Ryan McGrory
      • 3 Years Ago
      Is it just me or is this totally boring, face lifted Murcielago...
        sysadm1n
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Ryan McGrory
        100% just you. Check your pulse if you think this is boring.
        John Hughan
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Ryan McGrory
        It's just you.
        ACURA23CL
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Ryan McGrory
        It's definitely just you. It's funny how the same people who claim this is boring, are the same people who would practically break their necks AND get into a car accident, looking at this thing, if they saw one rolling down the street while driving. Come to think of it, I've never almost gotten in a car accident while trying to look at a Ford LTD, nor do I know anyone who has. Please, keep it real.
        Smiley
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Ryan McGrory
        No it is not just you. The aventador uses the gallardo body and expands it. It does not look like a facelifttdd murci. It is a face lifted gallardo. The doors, glass, windshield, mirrors etc are almost identical to the gallardo. This is fact. Not opinion. The Lamborghini engineers even admitted this saying it was to save on development costs. I'm sorry but that's inexcusable for lambos flagship
      DrDr
      • 3 Years Ago
      That's not a Lambo! The Lambo was italian and is now sadly gone. This is clearly some kind of German car. Just look at the "design" work. Yuck!!
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @DrDr
        Ah, ok. This is vwfailsagain under a different name. Notice the desperate attempt at getting his point across by making a second post because his previous one disappeared below while making almost the same post as the previous one. vwfailsagain....fails again. He only changed his name so he doesn't get banned again.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Maxwell Raymond Rich
      • 3 Years Ago
      Saw a convertible of this on Nantucket. I am 100% sure it was an Aventador and not a Murcielagoo or Gallardo as I have seen both and this looked nothing like them.
        Where's the cheese?
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Maxwell Raymond Rich
        I think you are sorely mistaken, it might have been a Reventon roadster but there's only 20 in the world which means it would almost be as impressive as seeing a car that doesn't yet exist...
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Maxwell Raymond Rich
        The Aventador Roadster doesn't exist yet. So you're either lying or you saw a rare LP650-4 or a Reventon Roadster.
      KaiserWilhelm
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'll take the F-18.
        Agilis
        • 3 Years Ago
        @KaiserWilhelm
        +1 for recognizing the jet. Love the fact that the photographer positioned that car next to the best jet in service.
          KaiserWilhelm
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Agilis
          I'm a mechanical draftsman for a company that makes their landing gear, I know my Jets!
      MotorCityGreek
      • 3 Years Ago
      Is it that grey thing behind the orange fighter jet?
        Agilis
        • 3 Years Ago
        @MotorCityGreek
        I like & see what you did there MotorCityGreek :-)
      john m
      • 3 Years Ago
      This car needs to be photographed along side an F22 Raptor, NOT an F18 Hornet. The car was inspired by the Raptor..... It also needs to have a gorgous woman posing over the front fender;) Sorry ladies. I'm not trying to be sexist. I'm just remembering a poster of a white Countach with a beatiful brunette from the 80's. Did I just date myself?
        avconsumer2
        • 3 Years Ago
        @john m
        You might have missed the shoddy paint job on the Hornet & it's position @ the Jet Center - which makes me wonder if it's privately owned. (which is a pretty serious toy if so & would fit in nicely next to the Aventador in the proverbial toy box)
          Agilis
          • 3 Years Ago
          @avconsumer2
          I can tell you that the jet is F/A-18 Super Hornet, and it's an F, due to the tandem cockpit oppose to the E. However, it's not new and belongs to the Navy demonstration squad, 'The Flying Eagles' which participates in tactical demonstration and performance of the aircraft. They are based out of NAS Lemoore, CA
          john m
          • 3 Years Ago
          @avconsumer2
          Believe it or not, I think that's one of the US Navys new F-18F Super Hornets. I think I can tell by the squared off (stealth) engine intake and some of the jagged edge (stealth) maintenance panels. The paint does appear a bit blotchy around the nose area though. Maybe they make variations in the paint to help with visual camoflage. Then again, maybe the Navy has Earl Scheib do their paint jobs to save some money:)
          KaiserWilhelm
          • 3 Years Ago
          @avconsumer2
          You are correct John that is a model E/F Super Hornet.
          avconsumer2
          • 3 Years Ago
          @avconsumer2
          @ Elmo - The Monterey Jet Center is an FBO (gas station for planes), while I'll concede that the other two commenters are probably correct, in that it's an active Navy jet - it's not "apart" of the Center. & it's still pretty odd that it's chok'd up right in front of the FBO if it is Navy. I don't rekon they issue fuel purchase cards to fighter pilots (or that they'd want to buy their own JetA), or that said pilots are allowed to fly in just to hang out in the pilots lounge. ;P
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