Kids Have It Good These Days - They Can Even Learn to Drive in a Lamborghini Aventador
For the amount that you need to pay, you might us well buy a new car and learn from thatby Kirby, on
A Lamborghini Aventador is not the kind of car you’d expect to be used as a learner car. But once again, reality has proven to be stranger than fiction because U.K.based driving tutorial company Get Licensed is offering you a chance to learn how to drive an Aventador. No, this isn’t some kind of belated April’s Fool prank or a gimmick meant to draw people into the company’s website where they can book learning sessions with a 1996 Honda Civic. The Lamborghini Aventador learner car is a real thing, and if you want to take Get Licensed up on its offer, you’re going to have to book 10 sessions with the Aventador for a princely sum of £20,000. That’s around $26,140 based on current exchange rates. Would you be interested to pay that much to learn how to drive a Lamborghini Aventador over a period of 10 sessions? Seems like a lot of people are.
I remember the car I learned to drive in. It was a 1996 Honda Civic. It had a stick-shift, which really is the only way to learn how to properly drive a car. It also had a pungent smell that I still can’t shake out of my mind to this day. Maybe it was from all the sweat that had been collected by the seats from nervous drivers like me. Maybe it was me and my anxious sweat glands. Point is, I remember what car I drove when I learned to drive and at least a few of the circumstances that surrounded that experience.
Imagine, then, if someone comes up to you and says, “I learned to drive in a Lamborghini Aventador.”
It sounds ridiculous, except it really isn’t. Go ask U.K.-based online course finder Get Licensed and it’ll proudly show off a Lamborghini Aventador that has been turned into a learner car. It even has a new name — “Learnerghini” — that sounds more and more ridiculous the more you say it out loud. According to the company, the Learnerghini was bought from YouTube star KSI, who had previously done a number on the supercar with all the fancy wraps that were added, removed, added again, and removed again.
Perhaps sensing that KSI had gotten tired of the Aventador, Get Licensed it purchased it with the intention of turning it into a promotional tool for its new driving lessons platform.
As it is, the Aventador looks weird now. The factory orange paint remains intact, but the top half of the supercar received a pastel-like green wrap that evokes the colors of the company. A few graphics were thrown in, presumably to identify the car, its owner, and, most importantly, its purpose. Let’s face it, though.
The Learnerghini looks ugly. It looked a lot better when it was covered with custom wraps. Now, it looks like the Hulk threw up on it. The good news is that it’s still powered by the same 6.5-liter V-12 engine that produces in excess of 700 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of torque. Even if the Learnerghini is an eyesore, you won’t notice it if you’re sitting behind the wheel, learning how to drive it. After all, that is the entire point of the car.
Now, about that part. Get Licensed CEO Shahzad Ali previously told the Metro that the Learnerghini was created — loose definition, but sure — in part because the company wanted to “make getting licensed as simple as possible and we want to help learners find driving instructors easily.” In other words, the Learnerghini started its life as a promotional tool for Get Licensed’s online driving lessons platform. Somewhere along the way, though, Get Licensed decided to expand the use of the Learnerghini.
Instead of strictly being a high-priced mascot, Get Licensed decided to turn the Learnerghini into its own learner car.
Go the company’s website and that’s the first things you’ll see. The car is plastered on the homepage together with a banner that says “ Supercharge Your Driving Lessons.” Bit of an ironic label considering that the Aventador doesn’t have any superchargers, but we’ll let it slide. In any case, the Learnerghini is described as the world’s first Lamborghini Aventador driving instructor car, and while that may be true, you’re going to have to fork over £20,000 to use it for 10 sessions. That’s a little over $26,000 based on current exchange rates, which is about the price of an entry-level Ford Mustang.
Granted, the cost of driving schools varies from state to state here in the U.S., but all-inclusive rates typically range from $800 to $1,400 depending on the state.
That’s still a far cry from the $26,000 you have to spend to get behind the wheel of a Lamborghini Aventador over a period of 10 sessions.
Then there’s the inevitable question that you’ll get. “Are you going to buy a Lamborghini Aventador after you finish your 10-session program with the Learnerghini?”
That’s the only way this makes sense to me, though I wouldn’t be surprised if Get Licensed is making a killing out of this offer. People will pay incredible sums of money and chalk it up to “experience.” I experienced this, I experienced that. Sure, that’s great and all, but you could’ve experienced a lot more things with that amount than learning to drive a car that you probably won’t drive anymore once your sessions are up.
Props to Get Licensed, though. They turned an idea into a money-making enterprise. That’s striking when the iron’s hot. Just count me out on any plans to take the company up on its offer. I’m perfectly fine leaving my $26,000 in my piggyback, even if I don’t have that kind of scratch, to begin with.
Lamborghini Aventador SV Drivetrain Specifications
|Type||6.5 liter, naturally aspirated V12|
|Output||740 HP @ 8,400 RPM|
|Torque||509 LB-FT @ 5,500 RPM|
|0 to 100 km/h (62 mph)||2.8 Seconds|
|Top speed||> 350 KM/H (217 MPH)|
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