New Lamborghini Aventador S May Not Be The Most Engaging But Who Cares

If you want a supercar that does everything right, then the new Lamborghini Aventador S clearly isn’t for you.

There was a time when supercars meant to be these crazy, super-impractical devices designed to look awesome and go immensely fast but they also had to make you feel miserable with their zero visibility, their huge footprint and their tendency to break down every 60 miles or so but that was part of the supercar experience.

Nowadays supercars are faster than ever, come in all sorts of sizes and are dead easy to use on an everyday-basis if you feel like it. The intimidation factor is fading away with the same speed supercar companies increase their horsepower figures and drop their acceleration figures.

In this era, it’s refreshing to see Lamborghini still using the same recipe for its latest big daddy, the Aventador S, not caring about making it more easy to live with. It still is wide as a bus and so low that barely registers above 1.1m and it still has a huge 6.5-liter naturally aspirated V12 with 740hp and a thunderous sountrack as displayed in Autocar’s latest video review.

Sure, adding a rear-wheel steering system helps with the handling while the extra 40hp is always good news. The single-clutch transmission is perhaps the only real drawback but the most important stuff is that if you want a proper supercar experience for under a million bucks, you can’t find a better one than the Lamborghini Aventador S.


  • SteersUright

    How could anyone not love this car? Lamborghini’s are still the quintessential supercars. They’re an event to drive and have a sense of occasion thats hard to match. They also create an event wherever they go, which is part of the whole supercar deal. I was recently passed on the highway by an Aventador at full blast which had an epic aftermarket exhaust on it and it sounded like the old V12 Formula one cars which is to say, AMAZING!

    • john1168

      I would have loved to hear that!

      • SteersUright

        Lol, when I got home after hearing that Lambo, I immediately did a search to find out what was the highest rpm engined sports car I could afford with 6 or more cylinders just to hear a sound like that in a car of my own. I mean it was pure Formula one and insanely loud, like it had no muffler. And, with regards to my car search, I was sort of surprised to learn that there really aren’t any 6+ cylinder mega high rpm engines in anything other than mega-high priced exotics. Closest affordable was an S2000 but I drove one and its just a bit too slow by todays standards, though still pretty damn cool.

        • john1168

          That’s an interesting search you did. You would have to find something with a relatively short piston stroke and forged internals to take the revs. Then you could add a nice intake and exhaust system. Then you would have to find a tunnel to drive through with your windows open:)

    • Belthronding Tinuviel

      how many N/A old school V12 mid engine supercar do we have nowadays?
      i completely agree with you and i believe that Lambo is a benchmark for V12 supercars .

      • SteersUright


  • john1168

    Fantastic car! Maybe Lambo will put a new transmission in it next time around. If people want something lighter, it appears they’ll have to wait for something all new. Which may be a while since I haven’t seen any concept pics or seen any mules or prototypes cruising around on the internet.

    • john1168

      When Lambo stops making normally aspirated V12’s and adds turbo’s or hybrid systems, it will be the end of the world as we know it 🙁

    • SteersUright

      Agreed, the transmission seems the only real demerit from all the reviews I’ve seen.

  • Blade t

    I like it ,but don’t think it will beat the 720s….