2017 Lamborghini Aventador S: Dinosaur of the Supercar World

Jan 30, 2017 04:50 AM EST | Andrew Davis

Lamborghini does live up to its name. The Italian carmaker not just builds fast cars. They make super sports cars. The 2017 Lamborghini Aventador S proves that it can overcome the understeering problem that plagued its predecessor. But is this legend really the dinosaur of the supercar world?

More power, more agile dynamics, and more aggressive handling combined together to create and improve the most exotic car in the world, the 2017 Lamborghini Aventador S. This newly redefined super sports car blurs the line between a hypercar and a supercar with its brutal performance.

The 2017 Lamborghini Aventador S replaces the already formidable Aventador LP700-4, according to CarAndDriver. The midlife updates for the supercar mafia member include a new angry front bumper that makes more downforce. There are also air intakes and arches that were inspired from the Countach. Compared with the LP700-4, the 2017 model has a newly improved exhaust that is even more spectacular.

The cabin contains an updated driver display with a new stereo. Also, Apple Car Play has finally been added to the new model. However, for drivers with larger phones, there is no decent space inside the cabin to store any smartphone.

Another drawback with the new model is that it isn't ideal for a really super tall driver or passengers. But rest assured that the seats are firm and the driving position is fairly good.

Peel off the hood and you'll see the massive changes done to the 2017 Lamborghini Aventador S. CarAdvice reported that 6.5-liter V12 petrol engine has been matched with the independent shift rod (ISR) transmission which was housed in the previous model. Also, thanks to the car's new exhaust system, an impressive 544 kW of power is rev at 8400 rpm.

Meanwhile, peak torque is at 690 Nm at 550 rpm. With a 7-speed automatic transmission, its 0-100km/h run only takes 2.9 seconds, whereas its 0-200km/h is around 8.8 seconds.

The 2017 Lamborghini Aventador's suspension has also been redesigned by its engineers. They added magnetically adjustable shock absorbers and 4-wheel steering, transforming the car's handling.

Overall, the 2017 Lamborghini Aventador S is much more agile compared with its predecessor and it is one of the last remaining cars to use single-clutch automated manual transmission. Priced around $28,000 higher than the earlier model, the Aventador is definitely an intoxicating and wonderful dinosaur in the supercar world that will test your ego at best.

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