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It turns out Lamborghini’s mysterious teaser video was indeed about the Aventador S, a mid-cycle refresh for Sant’Agata Bolognese’s flagship raging bull. The “S” suffix is bringing along a more aerodynamic body derived from the range-topping SV model with a more aggressive front end featuring a beefier splitter in charge of redirecting the airflow to boost cooling. In addition, the front bumper has gained two side air ducts to aid downforce.

At the back, Lamborghini is giving the Aventador S an SV-like diffuser with vertical fins serving multiple purposes as it not only reduces drag, but it also enhances airflow and helps the supercar generate more downforce. Located in the center of the rear bumper are three single exhaust tips part of a newly developed exhaust system more than 20 percent lighter than the previous setup. As far as the active rear wing is concerned, it has three positions based on the car’s speed and the drive select mode.

Thanks to all of these design tweaks putting an emphasis on aerodynamics, the Aventador S has more than 130 percent additional downforce at the front axle compared to the pre-facelift model. Significant improvements have also been made at the back where there’s an extra 50 percent of downforce when the wing is in its optimum position, while in low-drag mode downforce has been improved by a whopping 400 percent.

Now called “LP 740-4,” it means the naturally-aspirated V12 6.5-liter engine has been optimized to deliver an extra 40 horsepower (30 kilowatts) for a grand total of 740 hp (544 kW) channeled to both axles via a seven-speed ISR gearbox. Torque has remained the same at 509 pound-feet (690 Newton-meters) attainable from 5,500 rpm. The extra punch has been obtained by tweaking the variable valve timing and the variable intake system, and Lamborghini says the engine’s maximum revs have been increased from 8,350 rpm to an impressive 8,500 rpm.

Hit the accelerator pedal hard and the Aventador S will do 0 to 62 mph (100 kph) in as little as 2.9 seconds and max out at 217 mph (350 kph).

2017 Lamborghini Aventador S
2017 Lamborghini Aventador S

The Aventador S is now Lamborghini’s first series production model to receive four-wheel steering, which aims to enhance lateral control by making the supercar more agile during low and medium speeds as well as increase its stability at higher speeds. The engineers have also fiddled with the pushrod and magneto-rheological suspension that had to be adapted to the new four-wheel steering system.

Another novelty brought by the facelift is the use of new bespoke Pirelli P Zero tires created to improve steering and traction as well as enhance braking efficiency. Speaking of which, carbon ceramic brakes are standard to stop the Aventador S in an efficient manner as it needs just 31 meters to come to a halt from 100 kph.

Stepping inside the cabin, Lamborghini is installing a new digital instrument cluster featuring multiple layouts based on the selected driving mode: Strada, Sport, Corsa, and the new configurable Ego. The Aventador S comes fitted as standard with Apple CarPlay and can be optionally had with a telemetry system.

Deliveries are programmed to kick off next spring at the following prices: $421,350 in United States, €281,555 in Europe, and £225,955 in U.K.

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The Lamborghini Aventador S: Elevating The Benchmark for Super Sports Cars

Conversely at higher speeds both front and rear wheels share the same steering angle, thus virtually extending the wheelbase, providing increased stability and optimizing the responsiveness of the car.
Vertical control comes from Lamborghini’s updated pushrod and Lamborghini Magneto-rheological Suspension (LMS), with revised kinematics adapted to the new four-wheel steering. New suspension geometry, optimized for Lamborghini Rear-wheel Steering, includes upper and lower arm and wheel carrier to reduce caster and load on the system. A new real-time variable damping system optimizes wheel and body control, and balance and ground stiffness is maximized. New rear springs also enhance the car’s balance.
Longitudinal control is achieved via an improved ESC strategy with faster and more precise control of traction control and vehicle dynamics, depending on the driving mode selected. Extensively tested on surfaces such as snow and ice, the Aventador S has improved adhesion detection to maximize grip in all conditions and enhance its handling capabilities. The Aventador S permanent four-wheel drive has been calibrated for the stabilizing effect of the new Lamborghini Rear-wheel Steering, allowing more torque to the rear axle: when powering off the throttle, less torque is shifted to the front axle to allow oversteer behavior and a sporty, but safe drive. Lamborghini 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.
EGO concept – customizable driving modes
The Aventador S allows the driver to select between 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). STRADA stands for maximum comfort and daily use. SPORT provides a sporty, rear-wheel drive feel and CORSA is suitable for maximum track performance. EGO is the new driving mode option. This provides several additional and individual set-up profiles, customizable by the driver, selecting his preferred criteria for traction, steering and suspension within the STRADA, SPORT and CORSA settings.
All driving modes have been recalibrated in the Aventador S, improving ESC integration with all-wheel drive and the interface between engine torque management system and traction control reaction. The continuous torque split to front and rear axles in each driving mode is recalibrated for the Lamborghini Rear-wheel Steering and the differentiation between the driving modes is enhanced.
In STRADA, the progressive damping is smoothed for better comfort and stability on rough roads. Torque is split 60/40 to the rear and front as standard: safe and stable with maximum adhesion, the car is easily driven and controlled.
In SPORT mode, the stabilizing effect of the Lamborghini Rear-wheel Steering allows up to 90% torque to the rear wheels for maximum sportiness and driving fun on curving roads. Driving precision and driver feedback is improved, while maintaining safety and without compromising on comfort. When powering off the accelerator, less torque is shifted to the front axle to enhance the car’s agility, with oversteer and drifting easy using light throttle and steering wheel control.
In CORSA, drivers experience less intrusive dynamic and traction control intervention while maintaining driving precision and traction. High levels of damping force maximize driver feeling and feedback from driver inputs including steering, braking and throttle. Counter-phase steering is enhanced in high-performance situations and torque is balanced to both axles, with a maximum 80/20 split to rear and front for more neutral behavior and to maximize track-oriented performance.
The engine and exhaust
The Lamborghini Aventador’s naturally aspirated twelve cylinder, 6.5 liter engine outputs an additional 40 hp over its predecessor, to a maximum 740 hp, with a 690 Nm of torque at 5,500 rpm. 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. A dry weight of just 1,575 kg provides a weight-to-power ratio of just 2.13 kg/hp. Acceleration from 0-100 km/h is reached in 2.9 seconds, with a top speed of 350 km/h. Transmission is provided by Lamborghini’s lightweight Independent Shifting Rod (ISR) 7-speed shifting system, providing robotized gear shifts in up to 50 milliseconds.
The Aventador S adopts a new exhaust system developed as the result of a significant R&D project. More than 20% lighter than its predecessor and the product of testing multiple configurations, the results are an enhanced Lamborghini sound and resonance from the already inimitable V12 aspirated engine, with the three single pipe outlets at the rear of the Aventador S a visual reminder of the new exhaust system. 
As in its predecessor, the Aventador S is equipped with a stop-and-start system and cylinder deactivation for optimized engine efficiency. When full engine capacity is not required, six of the twelve cylinders are temporarily deactivated by switching off one cylinder bank. When the driver accelerates, the system switches back instantaneously to twelve-cylinder mode, with the changeover virtually impossible to detect by the driver.
Tires and braking system
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.
Aventador S – a driver’s environment
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.
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 interior specification of the Aventador S is virtually limitless through Lamborghini’s Ad Personam customization program.
Price of the Lamborghini Aventador S and market delivery The first customers will take delivery of the new Lamborghini Aventador S in Spring 2017 at suggested retail prices as follows: Europe: EUR 281.555,00 (suggested retail price taxes excluded) UK: GBP 225.955,00 (suggested retail price taxes excluded) USA: USD 421.350,00 (suggested retail price – GGT included) China: RMB 6.739.673,00 (suggested retail price taxes included) Japan: YEN 41.578.179,00 (suggested retail price taxes included)
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