The Lamborghini Aventador S is jam-packed with new technology including a more powerful V12 that makes 740 horsepower. Other enhancements include 4-wheel steering, enhanced suspension, electronics, customizable driving modes and new exterior design that focuses on aerodynamic design. According to Lamborghini, it will go 0 to 100 kph in 2.9 seconds and top out at 350 kph.
“This is the next generation Aventador as well as the expression of new technological and performance milestones in super sports car development,” says Automobili Lamborghini Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Stefano Domenicali. “The Aventador S is visionary design, cutting-edge technology and driving dynamics in pure harmony, and elevates the concept of super sports cars to a new level.”
The Aventador S weighs 1,575 kg and is based on a lightweight carbon fiber monocoque attached to aluminum frames.
Here’s Lamborghini’s take on the 4-wheel steering system: “Enhanced lateral control comes from new four-wheel steering, adopted for the first time on a series production Lamborghini. The system provides improved agility at low and medium speeds and more stability at high speed. On the front axle it is combined with Lamborghini Dynamic Steering (LDS), tuned for a more natural and responsive feel with a sharper turn-in. It is specially adapted to integrate with the active Lamborghini Rear-wheel Steering (LRS) on the rear axle: two separate actuators react in five milliseconds to driver’s steering movements, allowing a real-time angle and cornering stiffness adjustment.
At low speeds, front wheels face in opposite direction to the steering angle, thereby virtually reducing the wheelbase. With less steering wheel angle required, the Aventador S is more agile with a reduced turning radius, ensuring higher performance in curves and making it easy to maneuver in town and at low speeds.
Conversely at higher speeds both front and rear wheels share the same steering angle, thus virtually extending the wheelbase, providing increased stability and optimizing the responsiveness of the car.”
Deliveries of the Lamborghini Aventador S will begin in the Spring of 2017.
Prices for the Lamborghini Aventador S:
Europe: EUR 281,555 (suggested retail price taxes excluded)
UK: GBP 225,955 (suggested retail price taxes excluded)
USA: USD 421,350 (suggested retail price – GGT included)
China: RMB 6,739,673 (suggested retail price taxes included)
Japan: YEN 41,578,179 (suggested retail price taxes included)
Here’s an old TFL episode with Roman riding along in a Lamborghini with a legend.