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29th May 2023

Learner spotted driving round in Lamborghini Aventador

Charlie Herbert

Learner driver drives Lamborghini

Bit different to a Renault Clio or Vauxhall Corsa

A 16-year-old learner driver in Australia has been spotted cruising along the roads in a Lamborghini Aventador.

Learning to drive is a transformational moment in many people’s lives, giving them new-found sense of independence, no longer having to rely on dodgy public transport or the mum and dad taxi service.

For many of us, our first car will have been something pretty modest, and probably small. The sort of car that takes a while to get up to speed if there’s a couple of passengers and its presented with a slight hill.

But we remember our first car fondly, a reliable, loveable donkey that got us from A to B.

None of the above will apply to this learner in Australia though, who was cruising through the streets in a Lamborghini supercar.

A photo was shared on the Melbourne Car Spotters’ Facebook page showing a jet black Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 SV with an unmistakable, bright yellow Learner badge on the back.

This is a car that has a top speed of 217mph, and will set you back roughly £300,000.

The caption on the post reads: “This Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 SV was spotted yesterday afternoon being driven by a 16-year-old after school pickup.”


People were left understandably stunned in the comments, but there were differing views on whether it was okay or not.

One person wrote: “This blows my mind! P players are restricted from high powered vehicles, but because you’re supervised as a learner it’s ok to be given the feeling of the power! Ludicrous.”

Another added: “Absolutely love this!!! I learned in a Rolls Royce, Merc, Porsche & Beemer… but our Ferrari was off limits. My kids in a Range Rover and a Merc. It is what it is.”

A third said: “I didn’t think you were allowed to drive such powerful cars! Especially a learner driver!!”

Despite the astonishment though, there is nothing illegal about a learner driver being able to drive such a powerful car in Melbourne.

In the state of Victoria, ‘learner permit holders are permitted to drive any registered vehicle’ according to Which Car.

However, there are some restrictions when it comes to probationary licenses.

Which Car states: “P1 and P2 probationary licence holders must not operate a vehicle with a power-to-weight ratio higher than 130 kilowatts per tonne or if its engine has been modified after manufacture to increase performance.

“This restriction applies to all vehicles in Victoria, including those with a club permit.”

A 16-year-old driving a Lamborghini? The insurance is probably almost as much

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