Lamborghini Aventador S Coupe – The New Raging Bull
The all-new Aventador awarded with the heroic “S” rank which includes iconic Miura, Islero, Countach, and Urraco
Let’s get to the numbers straight away. As the big and iconic Lamborghini Aventador S is all about numbers and shattering numbers in the records. Lamborghini Aventador S now produces a stellar 740 bhp from its naturally aspirated 6.5l – V12. Yes, you got that right, from its non-turbo or supercharged engine. Now comes the astronomical torque numbers: 690 Nm (507 lb.-ft.) @ 5.500 rpm. This new V12 is mated to a Lamborghini’s lightweight Independent Shifting Rod (ISR) 7-speed shifting system, providing robotized gear shifts in a flash: the rapid gear change occurs in a lightning fast 50 milliseconds.
To achieve the power increase, both VVT (Variable Valve Timing) and VIS (Variable Intake System) have been optimized in order to obtain an enriched torque curve. Additionally, the maximum engine revs have been increased from 8,350 to 8,500 rpm.
The highly aerodynamic Aventador S design is further enhanced. Get this: front downforce has been improved by more than 130% over the previous Aventador coupé. When the rear wing is in its optimum position the overall efficiency at high downforce is improved by over 50%, and in low drag by more than 400% compared to the previous model
With hardware bolted together and having a dry weight of just 1,575 kg provides a weight-to-power ratio of just 2.13 kg/hp. Taking an advantage from Electronically controlled all-wheel drive system (Haldex gen. IV) with rear mechanical self-locking differential the Aventador S decimates anything next to it within 2.9 seconds to reach 100 km/h (0-62mph) and reaches to a terminal velocity of 217mph
Now let’s return back to the beginning and the inception of this all-new Aventador S. Distinguished by the new aerodynamic design, redeveloped suspension, increased power, and new driving dynamics. The ‘S’ emblem hallmarks previously enhanced models in the annals of Lamborghini like iconic Miura, Islero, Countach, and Urraco. Adding Aventador with S defines a new benchmark for the V12 Lamborghini.
“This is the next generation Aventador as well as the expression of new technological and performance milestones in super sports car development,” says Automobili Lamborghini Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Stefano Domenicali. “The Aventador S is visionary design, cutting-edge technology, and driving dynamics in pure harmony, and elevates the concept of super sports cars to a new level.”
Paying tribute to the past icons Lamborghini Centro Stile has intelligently integrated certain elements of past icons, such as the angular lines of the rear wheel arches reminiscent of the original Countach.
The rear of the Aventador S is dominated by a black diffuser, available on request in carbon fiber, characterized by a number of vertical fins that amplify the airflow effects, reduce drag through pressure recovery and generate downforce. Three single exhaust outlets exit through the rear bumper.
The active rear wing is movable in three positions depending on speed and drive select mode and optimizes the car’s improved overall balance, working with vortex generators created in the front and rear of the chassis’ underside that maximizes air flow as well as assists in brake cooling.
Enhanced lateral control comes from new four-wheel steering, adopted for the first time on a series production Lamborghini. The system provides improved agility at low and medium speeds and more stability at high speed. On the front axle, it is combined with Lamborghini Dynamic Steering (LDS), tuned for a more natural and responsive feel with a sharper turn-in. It is specially adapted to integrate with the active Lamborghini Rear-wheel Steering (LRS) on the rear axle: two separate actuators react in five milliseconds to driver’s steering movements, allowing a real-time angle and cornering stiffness adjustment.
Lambo engineers have integrated the smart Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo Attiva (LDVA) control unit to manage these systems in the car. LDVA is the new brain of the car, which receives real-time and precise information on body motion via input from all sensors of the car. It instantly defines the best set-up of all active systems in order to guarantee the best vehicle dynamics in each and every condition.
The Aventador S sits on a new, specially developed set of Pirelli P Zero tires. Designed to optimize steering, traction, lane changes and braking efficiency, the tires are specifically designed to respond to the dynamic behavior induced by the Lamborghini Rear-wheel Steering, ensuring handling consistency and driver feedback. With improved force generation from both front and rear tires, the Pirelli P Zero tires provide a higher lateral acceleration and reduce understeer characteristics.
Carbon ceramic brakes are standard equipment for the Aventador S. The ventilated and perforated carbon ceramic discs (Ø 400 x 38 mm – Ø 380 x 38 mm) enhance braking performance from 100 km/h to standstill in 31 m.
The cockpit of the Aventador S brings new functionality and refinement. A new TFT digital dashboard can be customized according to the driver’s preferences, with different kombi screens for STRADA, SPORT, and CORSA in conjunction with the EGO mode. Selected from the driving modes options on the control panel, the EGO button reveals further options on pop-up digital screens, allowing the driver to choose his preferred settings.
The Aventador S is equipped with driver-selectable four different driving modes: STRADA, SPORT, CORSA and the new EGO mode, which influence the behavior of traction (engine, gearbox, 4WD), steering (LRS, LDS, Servotronic) and suspension (LMS).
AppleCarPlay comes as a standard specification, allowing the cockpit’s occupants to manage voice-activated communications and entertainment from personal Apple devices.
The Lamborghini telemetry system is an optional specification: recording lap times and track performance as well as trip data, the telemetry system is especially appealing to the owner who wants to take his car on track.
The first customers will take delivery of the new Lamborghini Aventador S in Spring 2017 at a suggested retail price here in the United Arab Emirates: AED 1,525,000.