Street Dreams – The Lamborghini Aventador S

Auto Lifestyle

Pulse-racing, fast, and striking–Lamborghini Paramus, a member of Prestige Motors, puts VUE behind the wheel of the 217-mph Lamborghini Aventador S.

There are few thrills in life that can equate to pushing that V12 to its 8,400 rpm limit. Like an untamed electrical current, its vibrations can be felt grappling deep within your body’s chemistry–a perfect harmony of soul and rage. After just one drive, nothing short of freefalling at 15,000 feet on a double shot of epinephrine and Red Bull can befall the rush of the 2017 Lamborghini Aventador S Coupé’s redline.

Speed is in the very DNA of this super sportscar. Boasting a maximum of 740 horses, its howling 6.5 liter V12 engine thrusts you into the seat like the drop of a rollercoaster–daring you to take a breath. While its Sensonum Sound System alone will turn heads (and ears), the Aventador S needs no playlist, only the scream of exploding gasoline and the rip of the wind against its carbon fiber.

With a maximum sticker price north of $500,000, it’s hard to believe that the Aventador S could surpass its previous year models. But just as history tends to repeat itself, only Lamborghini can outdo Lamborghini. Over the years, the esteemed brand and its brood of supercars have become the epitome of every thrill-seeker’s street dreams. The Aventador itself has only been available since 2011 and since then, Lamborghini has revised its flagship ride with everything from new tech and aerodynamics to upgrading its power and suspension.

Lamborghini Aventador SIn an official statement, Lamborghini chairman and CEO Stefano Domenicali explained, “This is the next generation Aventador as well as the expression of new technological and performance milestones in super sportscar development.” And in classic Lamborghini fashion, the brand promises to elevate the very ideals of a super sportscar to new heights (and speeds).

Driving the Aventador S can be intimidating at first, especially if you’re new to the brand or super sportscars in general. But in the case of the Aventador S, once you get a feel for its drive, it’s remarkably comfortable–which is also thanks in part to its various custom driving modes (more on that later). For a bigger car, it sports some surprising drivability which is attributed to the brand’s Lamborghini Active Vehicle Dynamics. Tight steering is one of our favorite features on the Aventador S, and most of the vehicle’s innovative dynamics are controlled by its steering which utilizes all four wheels. In addition, the new Aventador’s magneto-rheological front and rear shock absorbers modify the suspension’s behavior to adhere to current road conditions (as well as your current selected driving mode).

Typically speaking, Lamborghinis feature three driving modes. Strada for street driving; Sport for some fun; Corsa for the track. But the 2017 Aventador S showed us a new driving mode. Ego. The name says it all but what’s most fascinating about this mode is that it allows the driver to customize the vehicle’s settings (and there’s a lot to pick from). It’s up to the driver to find their ideal harmony of engine regulation, suspension stiffness and rear wing location, all with the flick of a button.

507 lb of torque, 740 horsepower and sophisticated design makes it a top 10 super sportscar. But what it comes down to behind the wheel of the Aventador S Coupé is the experience. And not just the years of fine Lamborghini craftsmanship, but the way it feels to drive. Wild, powerful–and completely unburdened by reality.

Lamborghini Aventador SSpecs:

MSRP: $503,000

Engine: 6.5 Liter V12 60° 48V MPI

Top Speed: 217 mph

0-62: 2.9 s

Max Horsepower: 740 @ 8,400 rpm

Max Torque: 507 lb.- ft. @ 5,500 rpm

Max Curb Weight: 4,196 lbs

*The pictured Aventador S Coupé is available for sale at Lamborghini Paramus located at 401 Rt. 17.

By Michael Scivoli

Michael is the Editorial Director of VUE Magazine. He enjoys scotch and poetry, and of course, his dog Baxter.