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Featured OFFICIAL Lamborghini Aventador S

Discussion in 'Aventador' started by fuhro, Dec 19, 2016.

  1. fuhro

    fuhro Active Member

    - 740 hp
    - 4-wheel steering


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    • Monster

      Monster Global Moderator Staff Member

      The Lamborghini marketing people sure knows their target customer, photo shopping the car in Dubai
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      Press Release Lamborghini Aventador S
      The new Lamborghini Aventador S is characterized by new 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.

      "This is the next generation Aventador as well as the expression of new technological and performance milestones in super sports car development," says Automobili Lamborghini Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Stefano Domenicali. "The Aventador S is visionary design, cutting-edge technology and driving dynamics in pure harmony, and elevates the concept of super sports cars to a new level."

      Design and Aerodynamics

      The rear of the Lamborghini Aventador S is dominated by a black diffuser, available on request in carbon fiber, characterized by a number of vertical fins that amplify the airflow effects, reduce drag through pressure recovery and generate downforce. Three single exhaust outlets exit through the rear bumper.

      The active rear wing is movable in three positions depending on speed and drive select mode, and optimizes the car's improved overall balance, working with vortex generators created in the front and rear of the chassis' underside that maximize air flow as well as assist in brake cooling.

      The Lamborghini Aventador S design results in significantly enhanced aerodynamic performance. Front downforce has been improved by more than 130% over the previous Aventador coupé. When the wing is in its optimum position the overall efficiency at high downforce is improved by over 50%, and in low drag by more than 400% compared to the previous model.

      Four masterpieces evolve driving emotion: Four-wheel drive, new active suspension, new four-wheel steering system and the new EGO driving mode

      The Lamborghini Aventador S chassis retains the Aventador's unique and extremely rigid lightweight carbon fiber monocoque with attached aluminum frames resulting in a dry weight of just 1,575 kg.

      The Lamborghini Aventador S is redeveloped around a 'total control concept' to provide a superior drive, ride and performance; every aspect of the car's suspension and electronic control systems has been advanced, with the goal of particularly enhanced control and driving emotion.

      Enhanced lateral control comes from new four-wheel steering, adopted for the first time on a series production Lamborghini. The system provides improved agility at low and medium speeds and more stability at high speed. On the front axle it is combined with Lamborghini Dynamic Steering (LDS), tuned for a more natural and responsive feel with a sharper turn-in. It is specially adapted to integrate with the active Lamborghini Rear-wheel Steering (LRS) on the rear axle: two separate actuators react in five milliseconds to driver's steering movements, allowing a real-time angle and cornering stiffness adjustment.

      At low speeds, front wheels face in opposite direction to the steering angle, thereby virtually reducing the wheelbase. With less steering wheel angle required, the Lamborghini Aventador S is more agile with a reduced turning radius, ensuring higher performance in curves and making it easy to maneuver in town and at low speeds.

      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 Lamborghini 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 Lamborghini 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 Lamborghini 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.

      Lamborghini 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:

      The design of the new Lamborghini Aventador S clearly indicates the new Aventador generation. The Aventador S 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.

      A more aggressive nose and longer front splitter redirect airflow for better aerodynamic efficiency, improved engine cooling and increased cooling to the radiators. Two air ducts in the side of the front bumper reduce aerodynamic interference from the front tires and optimize wake flow to the rear radiator.
       
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      • slicknick

        slicknick Well-Known Member

        They've ruined the front of what was the best Lamborghini vehicle currently in production....Not to mention they've only added 40bhp, pulling it just above the F12 (which will be replaced next year w/ probably a much more powerful successor)....

        Way to go Lamborghini, keep showing us how you lost the plot years ago, and continue to do so
         
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        • Monster

          Monster Global Moderator Staff Member

          Lamborghini didn't want to upset the owners of the LP 750 SV. I also agree with the styling of the face lifted model. It looks like the car has a bad body kit at the front.
           
        • lafars

          lafars Active Member

          they've given it snake fangs
          lamborghini aventador S. venom fangs.

          love the triple exhaust by the way
           
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          • martinbo

            martinbo Global Moderator / Editor Staff Member

            I must be getting old, or my aesthetic appreciation is getting shittier...

            :cautious: I prefer this new front end to that of the pre S LP700-4. :shifty:
             
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            • Soup

              Soup Well-Known Member Premium Member Contributing Member


              Looks like the shape of letter "A"


              From Official Lamborghini site:

              ACCELERATION:

              0-100 KM/H (0-62 MPH): 2,9 s
              0-200 KM/H (0-124 MPH): 8,8 s
              0-300 KM/H (0-186 MPH): 24,2 s

              MAX. SPEED: 350 km/h (217 mph)

              BRAKING:

              100-0 KM/H (62-0 MPH): 30 m (98.42 ft)

              DRY WEIGHT: 1.575 kg (3,472 lb)

              So what would Lamborghini lose, if they released a lighter 2WD version of the Aventador S and an optional manual gearbox for a limited period of time :bag:


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              • Soup

                Soup Well-Known Member Premium Member Contributing Member

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                • martinbo

                  martinbo Global Moderator / Editor Staff Member

                  Still dramatic as all hell. Not necessarily my cuppa tea but it's got bezonkers supercar presence - no doubt about it.

                  I personally think this "S" upgrade is - visually speaking at least - an improvement.
                   
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                  • Tarek

                    Tarek Well-Known Member

                    Give me an "old" F12 over this anyday.
                     
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                    • DeDe

                      DeDe Well-Known Member Contributing Member

                      40 more hp and the 0-300 kph time is only 0.3 seconds better... that's virtually nothing. :cautious:
                       
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                      • mihc

                        mihc Member

                        What more than old school 740hp supercar do you need? Even if it had 500hp you couldn't fully exploit it on the road. For me it ticks old the right boxes. Sensational design, nat.aspirated V12(!), performance to go with the looks. Guys this here is a dying breed...
                         
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                        • Soup

                          Soup Well-Known Member Premium Member Contributing Member

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                          • kingjr9000

                            kingjr9000 Member

                            Congrats Fuhro on getting to it first. Now, on to the car itself. So the new S sits on the old SV's lap time corsa tires, it seems.
                             
                          • kingjr9000

                            kingjr9000 Member

                            Or maybe they're probably trying to save the big "8" for their last N/A V12 model?:eusa_thin
                             
                          • sako97

                            sako97 Well-Known Member

                            A rather lazy refresh; visual change for the sake of change. I remember being wowed when I first saw pictures of the LP640 a decade ago, this... not so much. The rear wheel steer should work wonders for low speed driving

                            The list of cars that are quicker than the Aventador in the real world is growing rapidly, including it's sibling. However, the characters that parade around posh areas in these don't seem to care.

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                            Full specs
                            • Chassis Carbonfibre monocoque with aluminium subframes
                            • Body Carbonfibre decklid, aluminium bonnet, doors and front wings, composite rear panels
                            • Suspension Double wishbone all round, push rod mangetorheological dampers
                            • Brakes 6-piston front calipers with 400x38mm carbon-ceramic discs, 4-piston rear calipers with 380x38mm carbon-ceramic discs
                            • Steering Servotronic with Lamborghini rear-wheel steering
                            • Tyres Pirelli P Zero 255/30 ZR20 front, 355/25 ZR21 rear
                            • Turning circle 11.5m
                            • Engine 6498cc naturally-aspirated, dry-sumped V12
                            • Power 740bhp at 8400rpm
                            • Torque 509lb ft at 5500rpm
                            • Max RPM 8500rpm (up from 8350)
                            • Drivetrain 7-speed automated single-clutch manual, Haldex all-wheel drive
                            • Top speed 217mph
                            • 0-62mph 2.9sec
                            • 0-124mph 8.8sec
                            • 0-186mph 24.2sec
                            • Braking 62-0mph 31m
                            • Dry weight 1575kg
                            • Fuel tank 85 litres
                            • Storage space 140 litres
                            • Combined economy 16.7mpg
                            • CO2 394g/km
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                            Over the summer I drove a friend's prefacelift Aventador roadster (non SV) and I was quite disappointed. It wasn't exactly an enjoyable car;
                            The steering wheel is offset from the seating position (though not as bad as the Murci was)
                            The worst blind spots on a production car
                            Jerky gearbox at low speed
                            Even without pushing the limits the weight is felt
                            Heavy steering
                            The center console is too tall/wide
                            The engine doesn't come alive until about 6200 rpm.

                            I discovered first-hand some of the reasons why there are so many Aventadors available in the second-hand market and/or sitting in garages. He traded it for a 488 that he's enjoying more
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                            • Soup

                              Soup Well-Known Member Premium Member Contributing Member

                              It reminds me of the Z06 + LFA rear design being bonded

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                              Transmission is for sure a big let down.....:unsure:

                              The clunky (only when cold) torque converter on the G-Class is much smoother and drivable for everyday use o_O
                               
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                              • klier

                                klier Member

                                Hell yeah!
                                 
                              • Monster

                                Monster Global Moderator Staff Member

                                100% agree with that. The normal Aventador is as good as it gets for a modern Lamborghini, the designers should have left it alone.


                                It has one of the ugliest airbag cover I have ever seen, it is quite an oversight by the designers to leave this large piece of plastic in the cabin.

                                Very interesting and informative review. I am curious to know how is it possible for a low, carbon fiber mid engine super car to feel heavy when it isn't been pushed, and how can the engine lack the explosive power until near its redline?
                                 
                              • sako97

                                sako97 Well-Known Member

                                @Monster

                                In my friend's own words (on a Lamborghini forum):

                                The Aventador predecessors have heavier steering (Countach especially), which is why he found the Aventador's steering to be light in comparison.
                                 
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