Lambroghini has just announced a new variant to the Aventador lineup, the new Lamborghini Aventador S. Bridging the gap between the base Aventador and the track-focused Aventador SV, the new S offers dramatically improved performance over the standard model.
At a glance, the Aventador S gets revised aerodynamic design, increased power, redeveloped suspension and new driver setting. In case you’re concerned, this beast of a car is still naturally aspirated with 12 cylinders.
With the intention to dramatically enhance the Aventador’s handling performance, it now wears a new front bumper and rear diffuser. Both were design to maximise aerodynamic efficiency by reducing drag and generating downforce. As a result, the new Aventador S boasts 130 percent improved front downforce, over 50 percent improved overall efficiency at high downforce and over 400 percent in low drag situations over the Aventador coupé.
The massive 6.5-litre naturally aspirated V12 mounted at the rear has been optimised to push out 40 more horses at 740 hp and 690 Nm of torque. Thanks to a better torque curve, maximum engine revs have increased from 8,350 rpm to 8,500 rpm. Power is sent to all-four wheels via a single-clutch seven-speed ISR gearbox. Century sprint is done in 2.9 seconds while top speed is rated at 350 km/h.
Not to forget to give the Aventador S some extra Lamborghini flair, a newly developed exhaust system that is 20 percent lighter than the standard model provides an even more exciting soundtrack. In case you didn’t know, the Aventador S is also equipped with engine start-stop system and cylinder deactivation technology to bring down fuel economy to 16.9 litres per 100 km.
Unlike the Aventador SV that uses a massive rear wing and stiffer suspension setup to tame the extra horses, the Aventador S keeps all the power in check with four-wheel steering (a Lambo first) where the rear wheels turns in the opposite direction of the front at low speeds for sharper turn in. At high speeds, all wheels turn in the same direction to provide maximum stability. The Aventador S also gets updated pushrod and Lamborghini Magneto-rheological Suspension (LMS) as well as improved Electronic Stability Control programming. Specially developed Pirelli P Zero sticky tyres and carbon ceramic brakes are standard.
In addition to the usual three selectable driving modes – Strada, Sport and Corsa, Lamborghini has included a new customisable EGO mode. As the name suggests, it allows the drivers to select their desired traction, steering and suspension settings. The EGO mode also enables the driver to configure the new TFT digital instrument cluster to display their preferred digital screens.
Through Lamborghini’s Ad Personam programme, customers are able to customise every detail of the interior from an optional Lamborghini Telemetry System that records track performance to the stitching colour. At the very least we know that Apple CarPlay is a standard feature.
Base price of the Lamborghini Aventador S starts at €281,555 (RM1.3 mil) excluding taxes and options. Customer deliveries of the new Aventador S begins in Spring 2017. So dear readers, which Italian supercar would be your pick? This or Maranello’s twin-turbocharged 488 GTB?