For some, the ultimate road trip car might be a Chevrolet Suburban or a Mercedes-Benz S-Class. But when the roads are curvy and mountainous, and cost is no object, why not go big? That’s exactly what Motor Trend’s Arthur St. Antoine decided when he took the 2013 Lamborghini Aventador Roadster to Montana to enjoy some of the state’s epic natural beauty, as well as stretch the legs of Lamborghini’s ultimate raging bull.
St. Antoine took the latest version of the Lamborghini Aventador, the pop-top Roadster, and concurrently took advantage of Montana’s beautiful mountain roads, and savored the awe-inspiring scenery. Since Lamborghinis of any type are a rare sight outside of South Beach and Southern California, and seeing an Aventador in the wild is even more fleeting, St. Antoine took some liberties explaining the car’s special features to bystanders and admirers, including its “plutonium hybrid system.”
Along the way, St. Antoine is offered 1000 lb of Montana’s finest cherries in exchange for the car, which he graciously declines. It seems like wherever he goes in Big Sky country, the Aventador is a magnet for cell phone cameras. It’s even a hit among the well-heeled at a vintage airshow, featuring a 1928 TravelAir, the first commercial plane used by Delta Airlines. When the show guests and hosts prodded St. Antoine to give the Lambo some full-throttle runs up and down the runway, he happily obliged.
Other than its breathtaking natural beauty, Montana is also known for its epic fly fishing, and St. Antoine manages to catch and release five trout on his fishing expedition.
To cap off the awesome Big Sky adventure, St. Antoine attempts to break 200 mph on public roads in the Aventador. With the permission and cooperation of Montana highway patrol and Lamborghini, St. Antoine puts il pedale per il metallo to see if the big Lambo can break the double century. Watch the video below to see if he succeeds. Be sure to watch Epic Drives on the Motor Trend Channel every fourth Friday.