Lamborghini Aventador facelifted with 730bhp 'S' model

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The new-look Lamborghini Aventador has been revealed ahead of its public debut in 2017.

Replacing the standard car is a new 'S' model, which comes with engine and aerodynamics improvements and will sit below the more hardcore SV version.

The 6.5-litre, naturally-aspirated V12 engine's already stunning performance has been turned up by 39bhp to 730bhp, making the S capable of 0-60mph in 2.7 seconds and a top speed of 217mph.

Improved performance comes from optimisation of the variable valve timing and variable intake systems within the engine. The 20 per cent lighter exhaust has been re-tuned to give the engine an improved note.

Lamborghini Aventador S

Lamborghini Aventador S


The exterior is still unmistakably Aventador, with only minor revisions to the aerodynamics. A new, more aggressive nose and longer front splitter redirect air flow for more downforce and improved cooling, while air ducts in the side of the front bumper reduce turbulent air around the tyres.

The Italian manufacturer claims to have improved the car's driveability thanks to a series of upgrades such as the introduction of four-wheel steering, an updated suspension set-up and an improved traction control system.

Lamborghini CEO Stefano Domenicali said: "This is the next-generation Aventador as well as the expression of new technological and performance milestones in super sports car development.

"The Aventador S is visionary design, cutting-edge technology and driving dynamics in pure harmony, and elevates the concept of super sports cars to a new level."