In any language, 200 mph is a big number.
When you try to punch through 200 mph, the air becomes an uncompromising critic. It shows an astonishing determination to resist anything arrogant enough to challenge its authority. At 200 mph, even the high-revving V8- and V10-powered supercars of the world are faltering, and the last increments of speed come slowly.
But not for the 2012 Lamborghini Aventador. At 200 mph it is approaching the mighty 6.5-liter V12's peak output of 690 horsepower, and the car is charging hard on the Munich-Garmisch autobahn, closing on the slower traffic at 120 mph.