When Lamborghini launched the Aventador in 2011, the supercar world gasped for a moment in disbelief, then leaned back and smiled in satisfaction. Since then the supercar scenario changed fast and competition became increasingly thick and tough. The Aventador struggled to keep up, which is why Lambo has come up with a dramatically more advanced Aventador, simply known as the ‘S’.
The styling is inspired from things we are scared of, like sharks, snakes and other old Lambos. The design is definitely sharper than the Aventador and quite different from the predecessor. The front end is reworked to have more airflow around the car. The proportions haven’t changed much, but it gets an aggressive treatment for the nose and resembles the SV. Also, the Aventador S gets extra ducts on the roof rendering a more squat down sporty stance.
Additional vents on the side which remind us of the old Countach directs air to the side vents which ultimately get fed into the 6.5 Liter V12 engine sitting at the rear. Lamborghini has succeeded into believe that the ‘S’ is a dangerous machine and the styling in one word can be termed sensational!
Inside, the Aventador S remains unchanged on the design front. However, Lamborghini has introduced few new features. There is a new, all-digital instrument cluster fully customizable to driver’s preferences. Apple CarPlay connectivity comes standard, allowing both the driver and passenger to manage voice-activated communications and entertainment from personal mobile devices.
The Aventador S can also be had with the Lamborghini’s telemetry system at an extra cost. Developed for customers who want to take their cars to the track, the telemetry can be used to record lap times, track performance, as well as the trip data. The interior specifications of the Aventador S can be customized Lamborghini’s Ad Personam customization program
How it DRIVE? Can it match the increasingly brilliant rivals from Ferrari and Mclaren et al?
While other supercar companies are focusing on improving practicality and downsizing the powertrains, shoehorning turbos and hybrid tech, Lambo still sticks to the simplicity of plonking an enormous naturally aspirated V12 to power the ‘S’ in 2017!
One big ECU (brain box) controls all the dynamic parameters like steering, brakes, throttle map, gear change, the differentials and the four-wheel drive system. Yes, you read it right, the Aventador S gets a four-wheel drive system (to put it simply the rear wheels turns). On slow speeds, the rear wheels turn in the same direction of the front and result in smaller turning radius. At higher speeds, the rear wheels turn in the opposite direction effectively increasing the wheelbase to render more stability on high-speed bends and corners. On curves and twisties, this feature can effectively shorten the wheel base as much as half a meter which aids in carrying more speeds thru the corners, making it significantly agile than the old Aventador. The massive 6.5-liter V12 engine generates a peak power of 730hp @ 8400 rpm and catapults the car to 100 kmph from rest in just 2.9 seconds! The transmission duties are carried out by a 7 speed ISR automatic box. The car has a claimed top speed of 349 kmph.
The car revs up to 8500 rpm before the limiter intrudes to spoil the party. The new exhaust system is 30% lighter and entertains with great acoustics, it is pure music to ears when the engine revs past 4000 rpm and is way better than the Aventador. With not a speck of doubt, we can say this is the greatest of the naturally aspirated combustion engine of all time brought out by Lamborghini.