Lamborghini has updated its flagship, with the launch in 2017 of the new Aventador S, which will replace the current model. The new bull shows a greatest technological content destined, essentially, to improve its agility.
The powerful 6.5-liter V12 engine has been upgraded to extract a remarkable 740 hp at 8,400 rpm – 40 hp more than the previous model – while the torque is up to 690 Nm at 5,500 rpm. With these improvements, Lamborghini declares an acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 350 km / h.
Sant’Agata brand engineers have also worked on electronic management and suspensions (EGO Mode), with several programs available: Strada (60/40 split, giving priority to the front axle), Sport (90% of the Torque to the rear axle) And Corsa (torque distribution of 80/20 for better efficiency). Thus, the Ego mode allows the driver to adjust its preferences in terms of steering, engine response, traction and suspensions.
The new Aventador S retains all-wheel drive (Haldex IV) and its 7-ratio ISR (Independent Shifting Rod) gearbox, but it unveils the new all-wheel steering popularized by Porsche on the 991 Turbo. This new four-wheel steering, called Lamborghini Rear-wheel Steering (LRS), aims to improve the agility of the supercar at low and medium speed, while at high speeds it will improve the stability of the car, just as it does the Porsche 991 Turbo. In this sense, as in 911, at low speed the front wheels turn in the opposite direction to the front wheels, virtual reduction of the wheelbase, improving the maneuverability of the car in the city and its agility in curvy road. At high speed , the wheels rotate in the same direction as the front wheels, improving cornering speed and stability.
Regarding the shape, the new Lamborghini retains the same design, but the front bumper has been redesigned to generate 130% more aerodynamic support compared to the previous Aventador. At the rear, the mobile spoiler has three positions. The higher one generates 50% more aerodynamic support compared to the Aventador, while the low one reduces the resistance to air by 400%. The rear bumper has also been redesigned, with a new diffuser and a new central exhaust tail.
The Lamborghini Aventador S arrive in the European market in the spring of 2017 at a price that will be around 300,000 euros.