Following a short bit of hype, Lamborghini has finally unveiled their 2017 Aventador S LP740-4. As the name suggests, the new model gets a boost of roughly 40 hp over the previous Aventador, which was designated the LP700-4. This puts performance quite nearly on par with the Aventador Superveloce, which packs just 10 horses more. But for 2017, Lamborghini has given the Aventador S more than just a few more horses and some new bumpers.
One of the more notable additions is the four-wheel steering system. This was first shown off in the Lamborghini Centenario limited-edition model, but as expected it has trickled down into the more "common" Aventador S. As other four-wheel steering systems operate, at low speeds the rear wheels turn in an opposite direction to the front in order to improve agility, while at high speeds the rear wheels turn in the same direction as the front in order to improve stability.
The restyled bumpers are more than just cosmetic, with far more improved airflow towards the rear radiators and less turbulence on the whole. Downforce at the front has gone up by a whopping 130%, while downforce at the rear is up by 400% in low-downforce mode, and 50% in high-downforce mode. The rear wing has 3 active positions now, allowing for less drag at high speeds and better stability under braking.
On the inside, perhaps the largest addition is a new driving mode known as 'Ego'. It's a sort of "Individual" mode that allows drivers to tailor stability control, steering, and suspension options to their tastes. This was probably done in response to critics complaining of not being able to access full performance while softening the suspension, or something similar. Carbon ceramic brakes come as standard.