Shortly after its global debut late last year, Lamborghini Kuala Lumpur, the official distributor of Lamborghini vehicles in Malaysia has introduced the new Aventador S right here on our shores.
The Aventador S sits between the base Aventador and the hot Aventador SV, and not an all-new model per se. This S variant gets revised styling and improved performance over the base model.
|Name||Lamborghini Aventador S|
|Engine||6,498cc; Naturally aspirated V12|
|Transmission||7-speed single-clutch ISR|
|Max Power||740 hp @|
|Max Torque||690 Nm @|
|0 – 100 km/h; Top Speed||2.9 seconds; 350 km/h|
To one-up the already aggressive Aventador, Lamborghini has turned to mother nature for inspiration, specifically predators when designing the S variant. The Aventador S gets a new front bumper and rear diffuser, both functional in style to reduce drag and generate more downforce to maximise aerodynamic efficiency.
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. As standard, this Italian supercar will come with specially designed Pirelli P Zero tyres.
Behind the cabin is a massive 6.5-litre naturally aspirated V12 that has been further optimised to push out 740 hp and 690 Nm of torque. Mind you, that is only 10 horses shy of the hard core LP-750 Aventador SV by the way. The revised engine now revs all the way up to 8,500 rpm thanks to optimised tuning, up from the 8,350 rpm ceiling before.
Power is channelled to all-four corners via a revised single-clutch seven-speed ISR gearbox. The gearbox now provides faster and more accurate shifts in Sport and Corsa modes, but can also be less aggressive and more comfortable in Strada mode. Century sprint is clocked in 2.9 seconds while the 0 to 200 km/h is clocked at an astonishing 8.8 seconds. Flat out, it will get to 350 km/h.
A newly developed exhaust system is fitted onto the Aventador S which is not only 20 percent lighter than the standard model but also provides a more exciting soundtrack when climbing through the revs. This model is also Lamborghini’s first ever model to be fitted with four-wheel steering. The rear wheels turns in the opposite direction of the front wheels at low speeds for sharper turn in. At high speeds, all wheels turn in the same direction (albeit just slightly for the rear) to provide maximum stability.
Speaking of stability, it also gets updated pushrods and Lamborghini Magneto-rheological Suspension (LMS) for better handling and comfort as well as improved Electronic Stability Control programming. Another exciting addition to the car is a new customisable EGO driving mode on top of the usual three (Strada, Sport and Corsa). It works just like any other “Individual’ settings, where drivers can select up to 24 unique driving settings.
Notice why there are no mentions of the interior? That’s because customisation to the interior is virtually limitless through Lamborghini’s Ad Personam customisation programme. According to Lamborghini Kuala Lumpur, the Aventador S is estimated to be priced at RM1.8 million before taxes and options, but final pricing will be announced in due course.