Lamborghini has updated the Aventador for 2017 and even though the Italians are calling it a new generation, it’s really just a mid-life refresh. But, we’ll take it, as apart for a more aggressive look, the supercar has been given more power.
The flagship of Sant’Agata gets a meaner-looking nose with a longer front splitter, rear wheelarches that appear to have been taken from the Countach and a black diffuser, which can be had in carbon fibre. The rear wing can be adjusted in three positions and downforce has been increased by 130 per cent.
The 6.5-litre naturally aspirated V12’s redline has been upped to 8,500rpm from 8,350rpm and it produces an extra 39 horsepower. It now makes a total of 730 horses and 690Nm of torque, and the grunt is sent to all four wheels via a seven-speed automatic, but the all-wheel drive system can send up to 90 per cent of the torque to the rear wheels in Sport mode.
It weighs the same as the previous model (1,575kg) and can hit 100kph from rest in just 2.9 seconds, and on to a top speed of 350kph.
That’s not all — the Aventador S is the first series production Lambo to feature four-wheel steering and the system is said to improve agility at both low- and high-speed. Stopping power is provided by carbon ceramic brakes and it rides on extra sticky Pirelli P Zero tyres that were developed specifically for it.