Finally, Lamborghini has pushed the mighty Aventador to a new level that is well beyond insane. It all starts with squeezing 40 additional horsepower from the 6.5-liter V-12 engine, rocketing peak output to 740 horsepower and about 508 lb.-ft. of torque.
The next ingredient is improved aero. A longer front splitter combines with a more aggressive front fascia, helping the car to cut through the air better and keep the powertrain cool. Any interference from the front tires is balanced out by air ducts on the sides of the front bumper. Lucky owners can ask for a carbon fiber rear diffuser, which has quite a few vertical fins. Three exhaust tips exit out the rear bumper. Topping it all off is an active rear wing, which adjusts based on drive mode and vehicle speed.
If all that isn’t crazy enough, four-wheel steering is also included on the Aventador S. This is a feature that should be on more cars, in my opinion, so it’s great to see the tech being put to use. Lamborghini says it’s tuned for better agility at low and medium speeds, by angling the rear wheels in the opposite direction as the front wheels. Better stability when the car’s going fast comes from the rear wheels turning in unison with the front wheels.
Lamborghini also touched the suspension, introducing real-time variable damping, new springs and other changes. Carbon ceramic brakes are standard, as are special Pirelli P Zero tires.
This supercar will set buyers in the US back at least $421,350.