Lamborghini unveiled what it calls a new generation of its Aventador mid-December, the 2017 Aventador S, with a slick new facelift; four-wheel steering; and a horsepower bump over the previous generation bringing the V-12’s output to 740 horsepower.
The Aventador S still has a lot in common with the outgoing car: the two look largely the same, and the new S is still powered by a 6.5-litre V-12 engine putting 509 lb-ft of torque to the wheels.
However, the new car’s horsepower has been upped to 740 – to match the old Aventador SV – and those wheels turn, too, the front and the back ones. This marks the debut of four-wheel steering on a production Lamborghini, the automaker notes.
The redline has been raised from 8,350 rpm to 8,500 rpm, and 100 km/h comes up on the dial from a standing start in just 2.9 seconds. Top speed is now 350 km/h (217 mph).
The mild facelift that differentiates the S from the previous-gen Aventador helps, there, allegedly increasing front downforce some 130 percent thanks to a new front fascia and intake; while a new rear diffuser and three-position active rear wing improve “overall efficiency” between 50 percent and 400 percent depending on mode.
The other change involves a new price tag, now starting at $421,350 US. Deliveries of the Aventador S are expected to start spring 2017.