It just isn’t fair! The world rugby superstar Jonah Lomu, who started out with the All Blacks in 1994 and became the top try scorer in the 1999 World Cup, visited the home of the world’s top supersports cars at Sant’Agata Bolognese to see the new Lamborghini Aventador.
During his visit to the assembly lines and new facilities, where the carbon fibre monocoque of the new Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 is made, Mr. Lomu was struck by the efficiency and craftsmanship that set the company apart.
The Aventador follows the traditional low rear engine layout of previous Lamborghini models but with the latest build techniques and materials. This new bull offers fantastic performance from the V12 engine and four wheel drive coupled with an almost ‘every day drive’ subtlety that recent Lamborghini models may not have been known for.
After admiring the fine collection of models in the museum that have made Lamborghini history, the physically imposing rugby legend (who is 196 cm tall and weighs 125 kg) had the chance to try out the Gallardo Superleggera on the road and get behind the wheel of the new Aventador.
In his words: “The feeling you get in a Lamborghini and the adrenaline rush at every bend are unbelievable! It’s an extreme but comfortable car!”.
We would like the chance to agree with Jonah and test the Aventador on the fantastic roads down here in the south west if Lamborghini are listening!
Jonah Lomu is in Italy to promote the “Friends for Japan” appeal, the proceeds of which will go towards rebuilding the areas hit by the tragic tsunami of 11th March. The appeal events will climax in a rugby match between Italy and Japan on 13th August in Cesena.