Have you ever driven a Lamborghini Aventador and thought “Well, it’s good but it needs more power”, you’re insane. Either that or you’re a fighter pilot and too used to extreme speed. But either way, you’re wrong, because the Lamborghini Aventador is a breathtakingly fast car, one that’s capable of 0-60 mph in under 3 seconds. Its 691 hp from its naturally-aspirated 6.5 liter V12 engine, the Aventador is one of the fastest cars on the planet. But that hasn’t stopped Lamborghini from upping the power even more because, well, it’s Lamborghini. That’s what they do in Sant’Agata.
Welcome to the mad, unhinged and completely superfluous Lamborghini Aventador S.
New valve-timing allows the same 6.5 liter V12 make 730 hp and allows it to rev to 8,500 rpm. When all of those rampaging Italian horses are sent through the rapid-shifting seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox, Lamborghini claims the Aventador S can get from 0-60 mph in 2.9 seconds. Considering the “standard” Aventador can do the sprint in about that time, we expect this car to be even quicker than what the Italians claim.
It also gets a new, 20 percent lighter exhaust. While the regular (if you can call it that) Aventador sounds like a chainsaw tearing through a solid rocket booster, this new ‘S’ model should sounds even crazier. If so, we can’t wait to hear it.
But if you think Lamborghini just upped the power and called it a day, you’d be wrong. The Sant’Agata bunch also added revised suspension kinematics, new suspension tuning with “real time” variable adaptive damping and even four-wheel steering, similar to the Lamborghini Centenario. So it should corner as violently as it accelerates.
To keep everything in check and the driver safe, Lamborghini has also revised the car’s ESC (electronic stability control). It allows for faster responses to provide “improved adhesion detection”, according to Lamborghini. That ESC works in tandem with the new ‘Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo Attiva’ (LDVA), which controls the all-wheel drive system, four-wheel steering system and traction control system, to create the fastest and most accurate responses possible.
Lamborghini also improved the interior a bit. Adding the new TFT screen from the Huracan (similar to the Virtual Cockpit from Audi) and Apple CarPlay, the Aventador is no longer a tech luddite.
So if you feel that you want a Lamborghini but the standard Aventador is just too tame, too vanilla for you. Get the Aventador S. That is, if yo have $421,350 to spend.