The addition of “S” in the name symbolizes fresher, more powerful and more dynamic Aventador. The new 6.5-liter V12 now delivers 740 horsepower supplied to all four wheels!
Usually, when a new generation of the vehicle is introduced, it means a dramatic change in both, performance and design, but now for Lamborghini. While they call its new Aventador S a new generation, people think that it is only an upgraded version including some facelifted flagship, modest visual tweaks and few new pieces of technology.
But all these aesthetic changes result in 130 percent improved pressure force to the front part than its predecessor. The rear spoiler can be adjusted to three positions and improves the aerodynamic efficiency between 50 and 400 percent depending on the position. As already mentioned, Lamborghini’s flagship V12 monster now offers 740 horsepower more (40 more than before) and 690 Nm of torque. The “red line” is moved from 8350 to 8500 rpm, and all these changes result in going from zero to 62 mph in 2.9 seconds h in just 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 217 mph.
The new Aventador S is the first Lamborghini production model that comes with all four-wheel steering system. The system improves agility at low speed because it turns the rear wheels in the opposite direction of the fronts and improves stability at higher speed in a way it worked in reverse by turning the rear wheels in the same direction as fronts.
Furthermore, the system for power distribution to the wheels is recalibrated and, with this, even 90% of torque can be transferred to the rear axle. A neat hexagonal exhaust outlet is also found at the back of the car. Surely, Lamborghini would not be Lamborghini unless they introduce a little egotism in the story – and now among Strada, Sport and Corsa modes, drivers are free to use Ego (yes, Ego) mode which will allow drivers to adjust the suspension and drive according to their own needs.
As parts of the package, the Aventador S also has the carbon-ceramic brakes and a specially developed Pirelli P Zero tires. There are also the updates to the Aventador’s interior, including Apple CarPlay for its central touchscreen and an optional telemetry system that track performance and records lap times.
All these changes result in a better aerodynamic profile with improved downforce at speed when the movable rear wing is in position, according to Lamborghini. They plan to start deliveries in spring 2017, and the price for the 2017 Aventador S starts at an eye-watering $421,350. Our guessing is that it can go up near $500,000 when a few carefully selected Ad Personam options and carbon-fiber accents are in play.
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