An invite to the launch of the next Lamborghini Aventador confirms the model’s existence

An even hotter Lamborghini Aventador called the Aventador S is on the cards, according to recent patent applications discovered by Autocar.

This follows an invite to Autocar, which confirms the facelifted Aventador will launch in January next year.

The Aventador S has been revealed - get your first full look here

Although no pictures have been provided of the car with the invitation, the text does describe the updates to the car, which has been given “new design, superior power and a mix of advanced technologies”.

The Aventador is approaching the middle of its life cycle, having been introduced in 2011, so the styling changes are likely to be a thorough refresh, as opposed to a complete overhaul.

The new Aventador’s launch will take place at the Ricardo Tormo Formula 1 track, where the car’s ‘active technology’ can be experienced. This suggests a new raft of driver aids, although a Lamborghini spokesman couldn’t add any detail to what would feature on the new model.

A hotter Aventador S variant higher up in the range is likely to receive a state of tune akin to the Centenario – 759bhp, while the current Aventador has 691bhp, both from the same 6.5-litre V12. It's also likely that the Aventador S will inherit the Centenario's rear-wheel steering system, and receive more extreme front and rear exterior design.

Lamborghini recently abandoned its numerical suffixes on its models, starting with the Huracán rear-wheel drive convertible, which drops the roof of the Huracán LP580-2

Our Verdict

Lamborghini Aventador

The Lamborghini Aventador is big, bullish and ballistic, but it isn't perfect

Join the debate

Comments
3

8 December 2016
In the back streets around Harrods.

8 December 2016
Too f×××××× right.
poon

10 December 2016
....that this new Lambo will be able to out-accelerate a Tesla P100DLE. Quite a feat! Apparently, the car will have a clever new launch control....can it even read the Christmas tree, eliminating the human element?

Add your comment

Log in or register to post comments

Find an Autocar car review

Driven this week

  • Honda Civic
    Car review
    21 April 2017
    Honda’s 10th-generation Civic hatchback goes global — but is that good news?
  • Toyota Prius Plug-in
    First Drive
    21 April 2017
    Second-generation Toyota Prius Plug-in hybrid gets a bigger battery with new 39-mile electric range, more tech and styling updates, but it's expensive
  • Seat Ateca 1.4 EcoTSI 150 DSG
    First Drive
    20 April 2017
    Addition of DSG automatic gearbox in this top-spec model doesn't show the Ateca small SUV in its best light
  • Isuzu D-Max Blade
    First Drive
    20 April 2017
    Isuzu treats its rough-and-ready D-Max pick-up truck to a new engine, revised looks, better hauling ability and more equipment
  • MG ZS
    First Drive
    19 April 2017
    We drive MG’s upcoming Ford Ecosport rival in China-spec; good looks and a smart interior bode well for the UK version