Lamborghini's V12 flagship features enhanced overall chassis and aerodynamic performance on top of its 740 bhp output
Photos courtesy of Lamborghini Singapore
The new Lamborghini Aventador S was presented at the Satellite Showroom in Suntec City today, withMr. Davide Sfrecola, Area Sales Manager, Southeast Asia, Automobili Lamborghini, Ms. Silvia Saliti, Marketing and PR Manager for Southeast Asia, Oceania, and India at Automobili Lamborghini and Mr. Melvin Goh, Managing Director for Lamborghini Singapore in attendance to grace this special arrival.
Weighing in only at 1,575 kg, the naturally-aspirated 6.5-litre V12 engine produces 740 bhp and 690 Nm of torque; 0 to 100 km/h takes 2.9 seconds and top speed rated at 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.
“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 a visionary design, cutting-edge technology and driving dynamics in pure harmony, and elevates the concept of super sports cars to a new level.”
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 to achieve maximum aerodynamic efficiency. 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. 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.
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. This 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.
Inside, 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 price of the Aventador S is SGD$1,628,000 excluding COE and options. Reservations for the Aventador S can be placed with EuroSports Auto, the authorised dealer in Singapore.