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2017 Lamborghini Aventador S to deliver 730bhp

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From 0-62mph in 2.9 seconds; Flagship Lamborghini Aventador S takes the place of the Aventador.

The new 2017 Lamborghini Aventador S will arrive in the UK in the spring with a price tag that starts at £271,146. The model has been designed as a more agile and potent flagship which can deliver an impressive 730bhp.

The new Lamborghini Aventador S comes with a flagship V12 which can take it from a standing start to 62mph in 2.9 seconds. Its design features a more aggressive bumper at the front which has been engineered to deliver greater down-force on the nose.

At the rear, there is a wing which can adjust to three different positions and increases the down-force by as much as 50 per cent. In the most slippy setting, drag is also reduced by 400 per cent.

Lamborghini refinements

The new Lamborghini Aventador S has a 6.5-litre V12 which provides 40bhp more than previously. The torque delivery is 508lb ft, whilst the maximum speed is 217mph. Lamborghini has delivered these improvements by adjusting the intake system and the variable valve timing on the car’s naturally aspirated engine. The red line has also increased to 8500rpm from 8350rpm.

All four wheels of the Aventador S are driven using the Lamborghini seven-speed Independent Shifting Rod gearbox and the engine outputs through a new exhaust which has lost 20 per cent in weight compared with the outgoing model.

Overall, the car weighs in at 1,575kg, which is the same as before, but the power to weight ratio goes up by 25bhp to reach 463bhp/ton. It shares its carbon fibre monocoque construction with the outgoing model but the use of all-wheel steering is new and marks the first time this kind of system has been used one of Lamborghini’s production models.

The system is believed to boost the car’s agility and stability at high speeds, in addition to improving manoeuvrability when travelling at slower speeds. The car also gets quicker response rates as a result of updated Magneto-rheological and pushrod suspension settings. For the rear wheel steering, the rear springs and the variable real-time damping system have been adjusted.

In-car technology

Updated software has been added to the stability control system of the Lamborghini Aventador S, which the brand claims improves reaction speeds. In addition, as much as 90 per cent of the torque can be directed to the rear, thanks to a re-tuning of the all-wheel-drive set-up. Lamborghini claims that this enhances the agility of the car, allowing for an increase in oversteer, if required.

In terms of the technology on offer from the new Aventador, an Ego setting has been added to the existing trio of driving modes; the Corsa (race) mode, the Sport mode and the Strada (Street) mode. The customisable Ego mode allows the car’s driver to adjust the suspension settings and drive train.

In the cabin, the 2017 Aventador gets a TFT touchscreen which has Apple Carplay as standard. Stefano Domenicali, Lamborghini's CEO, said that the next generation of the Aventador marked both performance and technological milestones in the development of super sports cars.

He said that the Aventador S boasted a ‘visionary design’, as well as driving dynamics and ‘cutting-edge technology’ working ‘in pure harmony’. He added that this takes the super sports car concept to a completely ‘new level’.

The new 2017 Aventador S model replaces the Aventador and has an opening price of £11,106 more. The first customers in the UK are expected to take delivery of the new car in April next year.

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