Even the best knives need occasional sharpening, so Lamborghini has unleashed an updated version of their flagship: the Aventador S. By carefully studying the efficiency of the engine’s air flow, the variable camshaft timing and intake manifolds have been massaged to deliver more horsepower. The 2017 Aventador S for sale arrives with 730 horsepower and 509 lb-ft of torque. A top speed of 217 mph is achieved by raising the red line from 8,350 rpm to a screaming 8,500 rpm. It is Lamborghini’s first production car with rear-wheel steering.
On the inside, a new TFT gauge cluster has multiple modes that will prioritize the display for track or street. The most anticipated new features include Apple CarPlay and magnetic suspension. The first keeps you connected, and the second will keep you disconnected from rough roads. The Aventador SV will remain the hardcore model, so the Aventador S offers the perfect blend of performance and comfort. In terms of value, the Aventador S price is comparable to other V12 supercars.
- Price: $399,500
- Engine: 6.5-liter V12
- Horsepower: 730
- Torque: 509 lb-ft
- Top Speed: 217 mph
- 0-60 mph: 2.8 seconds
- Transmission: 7-Speed Single Clutch
- Weight: 3,472 lb
With more power and steering response, the Aventador S needed more grip. The new front end has a more aggressive splitter to keep air from going under the car, and two giant scoops to cool the brakes. The front end has 130 percent more downforce, and the revised rear has up to 400 percent more, thanks to a new three-position spoiler. To cool the more powerful engine, most of the rear body has been redesigned to force more air into the radiators. Increasing grip also forces more stress on the tires, so Pirelli has delivered a new version of their sticky P-Zero. You should buy one because cars like this are usually hard to drive. Rear steering makes it corner like a shopping cart.
You should buy one because cars like this are usually hard to drive. Rear steering makes it corner like a shopping cart. As a brief automotive anecdote, the Milwaukee Auto Show takes place at the Wisconsin Center. Each car must pass through narrow corridors with several right-angle turns. If every car was rear-steer, it would save hours of time and stress. Another equally important innovation is the magnetic suspension. Our nation’s roads are crumbling around us. Broken pavement will ruin your day and damage the fragile undercarriage of high-performance cars. Magnetic shocks make adjustments several thousand times per second, and they can instantly adjust for potholes or ruts. If the left front wheel takes a dip, the three other shocks are tuned to adjust each corner before the cockpit is affected. The experience is hard to relate in words, so you must experience to believe us.
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