On 31 July 2011, the Aventador was reviewed on motoring show Top Gear, receiving mixed reviews from Richard Hammond. Although impressed with the performance and handling, Hammond expressed dismay at the lack of temperament and danger associated with driving previous Lamborghini supercars. The Aventador recorded the third fastest time around the Top Gear track with a time of 1.16.5, beating the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, among others. Top Gear also announced that it chose the Aventador as the car of the year for 2011.
The Lamborghini Aventador makes an appearance on video games such as Gran Turismo 5, Forza Motorsport 4 via the November Speed Pack DLC, Car Town andNeed for Speed: The Run. It also served as the cover art of the PlayStation Vita game Asphalt: Injection. It has also been confirmed as downloadable content forGran Turismo 5.The Lamborghini can be modified until it reaches 852 BHP!