After the ferocious Aventador supercar, Lamborghini brings us a more comprehensive update designated by an “S”. The Lamborghini Aventador S offers new technological and performance milestones in
the history of sports car development. It comes with an aerodynamic design, a new four-wheel steering system and the iconic 6.5-liter V12 engine that it inherits from the Aventador family. The engine produces a whopping 740HP, which is an upgrade from the previous Aventador’s 690 HP. Drivers can enjoy driving dynamics in pure harmony together with the skin-tickling sounds and the thrust it produces. It is not all about sounding loud and being fast, but also a state-of-the-art technology.
AT A GLANCE:
- Fast and powerful
- Appealing aerodynamic design
- Cutting-edge technology
- Extreme driving dynamics
- More expensive
- Difficult to drive on the limit
The design of the Aventador S shows just how much the Aventador generation has advanced. Still retaining the Aventador profile, it features more exterior developments in both front and rear. The hexagonal tailpipes and diffuser powers the rear end like a rocket engine. The front end features a more aggressive nose and a very long splitter increasing aerodynamic efficiency and engine cooling.
The interior fully reflects the car’s mission, offering both luxury and cutting edge technology. It is crafted using the new S trim configuration with materials such as carbon skin. The eye-popping interior is matched with advanced technology like an interactive TFT display, complete with an arcade-game-like-font and an Apple Carplay.
ENGINE, DRIVETRAIN, PERFORMANCE: 4.2/5.0
The Aventador S borrows its heartbeat from the previous Aventador, a 6.5-liter Italian V12 engine with a total of 740HP. It benefits from an 8500-rpm redline and extremely stunning performance figures with acceleration from 0-62mph taking only a mere 2.9 seconds and a maximum speed of 217mph with a seven-speed automated manual gearbox.
The new four-wheel courtesy of Lamborghini Dynamic Steering (LDS) enhances the Aventador’s lateral control to improve its agility at all speeds. Updated with Lamborghini’s Magneto-rheological Suspension (LMS), it optimizes wheel and body control. All these systems are managed by Lamborghini Diminica Veicola Attiva (LDVA) that receives information from the car sensors and defines the best set up for each driving condition. This results in perfect performance and an enhanced control and driving conditions.
TRIM LEVELS: 4.1/5.0
The Aventador S is the only trim level for this car. In the driver’s seat, one can enjoy four different driving modes, which are Strada, Sport, Corsa and Ego. These modes influence and alter the behavior of traction, steering and suspension and gear shift points. The Ego setting allows the driver to select the three components, which are the engine, transmission, and suspension between the remaining three drive modes.
Lamborghini considers safety a priority for this car. The car is fitted with Carbo-Fibre Monocoque to absorb energy and to offer a safety cell to the passengers. With a reclined seating position, the passengers are prone to seat belt webbing induced injury hence the Aventador S is fitted with knee airbags to curb this. With a state of the art electronic stability program, the car is prevented from experiencing spin outs before starting by application of brakes to selected wheels.
The previous version was rather a disappointment, but the Aventador S is a complete revelation. Apart from the similarity and closeness in design, the car brings a very different feeling and emotion to the sporting era of supercars. It costs more than its predecessor, with an eye-watering OMV price tag of $788,914. However, its appeal is not logical, but emotional. The Aventador is loved but the S is the driver’s choice because it offers limitless advanced features and specifications that are appealing such that customers would want to cash out on this car.