While I have not been a fan of the styling of the Huracan, the Aventador has definitely been our choice pick. And we always go for the hardtop. Since we got the first one over five years ago, we’ve had the roadsters and the Super Veloce, but now, we finally have something that fills the gap between the standard Aventador and the SV.
The Aventador S has been tweaked to get a max output of 730bhp and 690Nm of torque from the 6.5-litre V12 engine which is paired to a seven-speed gearbox. That gives it a 0-100kph time of 2.9 seconds and the tops out at 350kph.
It also gets a lot of new tech, the most significant of which is the four-wheel-steering system, though previously seen on the Centenario, its a first for a production Lambo. The four wheel steering system is a result of the Lamborghini Dynamic Steering and the Lamborghini Rear-wheel Steering working in harmony. How does it work? Well, let’s try and explain it. At slow speeds, the rear-axle steers in the opposite direction with respect to the front axle, which means better cornering performance. And at high speeds, the two axles rotate in parallel allowing for full control and improved stability.
To integrate the new four-wheel-steering system, the Aventador S gets a newly optimised four-wheel-drive system and a clever four-way suspension that features magneto-rheological (no clue what that means) front and rear shock absorbers with pushrod system. All these systems are managed by a ‘Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo Attiva’ (LDVA) control unit, which acts like the main supercomputer brain that recieves information from the sensors all over the Lambo. There are four chassis modes to choose from which alter the tESC/torque interface – Sport, Strada, Corsa and Ego.
It will get new special tyres from Pirelli ( P Zeros), with carbon ceramic brakes as standard. There are some noticeably appealing cosmetic changes too in the new ‘S’ variant of the Aventador. It has a new nose, bigger front splitter, two new air ducts in the front bumper. Then, it has a new black rear diffuser with fins, and the new lighter exhaust has three single exit tips. What’s all this new aero done? 130 per cent more front downforce than the standard Aventador, and 400 per cent more in low drag mode.
The Aventador S is pretty exciting and we look forward to the first bunch of track videos and share them with you. Thanks for reading!