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This is the 2017 Lamborghini Aventador S

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YELLOW MISSILE: The Lamborghini Aventador is powered by a 6.5-litre V12 engine, now producing 551kW. Image: Supplied

Sant’Agata Bolognese - Lamborghini has fettled with their flagship supercar, according to the company, the Aventador S features new aerodynamic design, a redeveloped suspension, more power (551kW) and new driving dynamics.

The ‘S’ is the suffix of previous enhanced Lamborghini models and defines a new benchmark for the V12 Lamborghini. Remember the Countach from the late 1970s? 

Elements of the original Countach

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.

Lamborghini's in-house design studio Centro Stile has integrated certain elements of past icons, such as the lines of rear wheel arches reminiscent of the original Countach.

The firm says a more aggressive nose and longer front splitter redirect airflow for better aerodynamic efficiency, improved engine cooling and increased cooling to the radiators. 

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The 6.5-litre V12 powering the 'bull' now makes 551kW, while the 690Nm of toque remains the same. 0-100km/h is dealt with in 2.9sec.

The S features an active rear wing which is movable in three positions depending on speed and drive select mode, a

Design tweaks results in enhanced front downforce which has been improved by more than 130% over the previous model. 

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The Aventador S handles better now because of the advent of four-wheel-steering, which makes the car more agile at low speeds and sharpens up the handing when cornering. 

Price? In the United States, the Aventador S retails at just over $420 000, which is around R6-million. But expect to pay a lot more when it reaches South Africa. First customers will take delivery before the middle of 2017. 

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