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Friday 24 March 2023 Dublin: 7°C
# Lamborghini Aventador S
Lamborghini has beefed up the mighty Aventador with even more performance
The Aventador S also gets four-wheel steering

LAMBORGHINI HAS REWORKED its epic flagship model, which is now called the Aventador S.

What’s in the new mix? Some subtle but important styling tweaks that help further refine the car’s aerodynamics, even more power and some high-tech handling upgrades.

On the outside, the new Aventador S is recognisable by its restyled front end with distinctive air intakes and an aerodynamically optimised lower spoiler. Lamborghini claims that the front downforce has increased by 130 per cent.

At the rear there is a new diffuser, again to help increase downforce thus adding to high-speed stability.

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This car never lacked power, but Lamborghini has felt the need to turn up the wick on the 6.5-litre naturally aspirated V12 engine to a whopping 740hp, while the 690Nm or torque ensures it will be no slouch off the line.

Should you feel the need to try it out, the Aventador S will complete the 0-100km/h sprint in just 2.9 seconds and if you had somewhere to go fast it is claimed to have a top speed more than 350km/h.

The Aventador S can stop just as impressively as it can accelerate. It uses enormous 400mm carbon ceramic discs up front and 380mm discs at the rear. These, along with the bespoke Pirelli P Zero tyres that were specially developed for the car, mean that it can stop dead from 100km/h in just 31 metres or just six and a half car lengths.

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On the move, it distributes power to all four wheels, and now the Aventador S can also steer with all four wheels. At slower speeds, the rear wheels turn slightly in the opposite direction to the front wheels to make the car more manoeuvrable. As speed increases they then turn in the same direction, enabling fast lane changes for example.

Other new features include more options with the car’s driving modes and setup, while the power-on-demand setting can shut down one half of the engine to reduce fuel consumption when less power is needed.

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