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Dynamic debut for Lamborghini Aventador S

Lamborghini’s latest Aventador S has been put through its paces in Spain.

A select group of International journalists tested the next generation of the V12 Lamborghini flagship, on both the race track - at the Ricardo Tormo circuit - as well as the surrounding roads of Valencia.

The ‘S’ is the suffix of enhanced models, with the latest Aventador receiving a fresh aerodynamic design, redeveloped suspension, increased power and new driving dynamics.

The naturally aspirated 6.5-litre engine outputs an additional 40 hp over its predecessor, to a maximum 740 hp, with a 690 Nm of torque at 5,500 rpm. Additionally, the maximum engine revs have been increased from 8,350 to 8,500 rpm. Acceleration from 0-62mph is reached in 2.9 seconds, with a top speed of 217mph, aided by Lamborghini’s lightweight Independent Shifting Rod (ISR) 7-speed shifting transmission, which provides ‘robotised gear shifts’ in up to 50 milliseconds.

A more aggressive nose and longer front splitter redirect airflow for better aerodynamic efficiency. 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.

On the inside, the cockpit of brings new ‘functionality and refinement’ says Lamborghini. A new TFT digital dashboard can be customised according to the driver’s preferences, with different kombi screens for STRADA, SPORT and CORSA in conjunction with the EGO mode. 

Prices for the Lamborghini Aventador S start at £225,955 excluding tax.