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Redefining The Design And Technology
Lamborghini Aventador S design features focused on aerodynamic performance; 0-100km/h in 2.9 seconds, top speed of 350 km/h
Photo Credit : Subhabrata Das
Lamborghini India launched the Lamborghini Aventador S in India on 3 March 2017. According to the company, the new Lamborghini Aventador S represents a new era of aerodynamic design, redeveloped suspension, increased power and new driving dynamics. The ‘S’ is the suffix of previous enhanced Lamborghini models and defines a new benchmark for the V12 Lamborghini.
Said Sharad Agarwal, Head of Automobili Lamborghini India, “This next generation of the V12 Lamborghini flagship is for customers who appreciate the Italian attributes of our brand which is design and technological leadership. With the launch of the Aventador S, Lamborghini has surpassed another significant milestone in enhancing performance in the super sports car segment. “The perfect synchronisation of a pure grandiose design, cutting-edge technology and excellent driving dynamics in the Aventador S takes this car to a new level,” added Agarwal.
The emphasis of the design of the new Aventador S indicates the new Aventador generation. The Aventador S design results in significantly enhanced aerodynamic performance. The new design also features a number of exterior developments, particularly in front and rear, while its profile remains clearly an Aventador. Every modified component is redesigned for a purpose, achieving maximum aerodynamic efficiency while accenting the Aventador’s complex, muscular dynamism. Furthermore, Lamborghini Centro Stile has intelligently integrated certain elements of past icons, such as the lines of rear wheel arches reminiscent of the original Countach.
Another feature of the new design is that it allows the driver to select between four different driving modes; Four-wheel drive, new active suspension, new four-wheel steering system and the new Ego driving mode: Strada, Sport, Corsa and the new Ego mode, which influence the behavior of traction (engine, gearbox, 4WD), steering (LRS, LDS, Servotronic) and suspension (LMS).
The mode, STRADA stands for maximum comfort and daily use while, 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 new model’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 optimised in order to obtain an enriched torque curve. Moreover, 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 robotised gear shifts in up to 50 milliseconds.
Additionally, the new model adopts a new exhaust system developed as the result of a significant R&D project. More than 20 per cent 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.
The Aventador S sits on a new, specially developed set of Pirelli P Zero tires. Designed to optimise 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.
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.
The interior specification of the new model is virtually limitless through Lamborghini’s Ad Personam customisation program. The4 price of Aventador S starts at Rs 5.01 crore (Ex-showroom).