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In early April I had the opportunity to drive the Lamborghini Aventador S – the next generation of the V12 Lamborghini flagship – in Sepang, Malaysia. As one among a select few guests of Lamborghini this was certainly a privilege. Nothing was more apparent of this honour than stepping into his powerful vehicle and powering it up for a drive around the course. Indeed the new Lamborghini Aventador S is characterised by a new aerodynamic design, redeveloped suspension, increased power and new driving dynamics. It should be noted here that the ‘S’ is the suffix of previous enhanced Lamborghini models and defines a new benchmark for the V12 Lamborghini. The design of the new Aventador S clearly indicates the new Aventador generation. 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 for a purpose, achieving maximum aerodynamic efficiency while accenting the Aventador’s complex, muscular dynamism. 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 rear of the Aventador S is dominated by a black diffuser, available on request in carbon fiber, characterised by a number of vertical fins that amplify the airflow effects, reduce drag and generate downforce. The Aventador S provides a superior drive, ride and performance; every aspect of the car’s suspension and electronic control systems has been advanced, with the goal of particularly enhanced control and driving emotion. 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.

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