It’s been almost six years now since the Aventador was introduced in the Geneva Motor Show as a replacement for the Murcielago. Now they have finally decided to facelift the 2017 Lamborghini Aventador S and it looks phenomenal.
Several teasers were released before Lamborghini officially released the photos. The specs suggest the same V12 6.5-liter engine remains but produces 730-HP (740 PS) this time and is backed with AWD.
The 2017 Lamborghini Aventador S now redlines at 8,500 rpm, delivers power to all four wheels and does 0-62 mph in 2.9 seconds until it tops out at an astounding 217 mph.
They also made the exhaust 20 percent lighter than before and a bit louder as well. Ther Aventador S also features four-wheel-steering similar to the one found on the Centenario with two separate actuators (5-millisecond quick adjustment) at the back and dynamic steering at the front.
This would make for a sharper better steering experience – at lower speeds the front wheels face the opposite direction to the rears to reduce wheelbase while at higher speeds all wheels steer at the same angle for better stability.
The 2017 Lamborghini Aventador S also receives an updated suspension with revised kinematics developed for the four-wheel steering system. Then there is a new real-time variable damping system, revised suspension geometry and new rear springs. A new better ESC unit has been added as well.
To manage all these new systems, Lamborghini introduced a new control unit called the ‘Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo Attiva’ (LDVA)’ which uses the car’s sensors to determine the best setup depending on the conditions. Call it the bulls brains.
To give the driver more control, Lamborghini added 4 modes – Sports, Strada, Corsa and Ego (individual setup) – each with its own unique characteristics. Sport for example sends 90 per cent of the torque to the rear wheels.
The wheels are wrapped in Pirelli Pzero tyres and carbon ceramic brakes come as standard – measuring in at 380mm at the back and 400mm upfront. The front and rear bumpers have been revised with a bigger front splitter, bigger new air ducts, a new black rear diffuser with fins to channel air and a new exhaust with 3 exits.
This translates into 130 percent more downforce in the new 2017 Lamborghini Aventador S compared to the old Aventador. The wing can be set to max attack mode producing 50-percent more downforce.
The interior remains but gets slight improvements like a new TFT digital dash, an optional telemetry system and Apple CarPlay as standard. Prices start at around £225,955 (without taxes) $281,000.
MAX. SPEED350 km/h (217 mph)
ACCELERATION 0-100 KM/H (0-62 MPH)2,9 s
ACCELERATION 0-200 KM/H (0-124 MPH)8,8 s
ACCELERATION 0-300 KM/H (0-186 MPH)24,2 s
BRAKING 100-0 KM/H (62-0 MPH)