Editors' pick: Originally published Feb. 7.
If you are in need of being blown away, try finding out where Lamborghini is doing reveals of the new Aventador S. Then, show up with a smartphone, an open Instagram account and a GoPro.
The 2017 Aventador S is a stunning auto by the famed Italian supercar maker. It features trademark aggressive Lamborghini styling, a lower and wider stance than its predecessor and Apple CarPlay (because listening to your '80s rock playlist is a must when doing 200 mph to the office in this beast).
To be sure, Lamborghini doesn't disappoint on the Aventador's performance. The 6.5-liter V12 engine has been tweaked relative to its predecessor for higher output, gaining 40-horsepower that puts out a total of 740 hp and 509 pound-feet of torque. The Aventador S can accelerate from zero to 62 mph in a mere 2.9 seconds, and boasts a top speed of 219 mph.
And for good measure, Lamborghini has introduced its first-ever four wheel steering system in a production car. The company says the Aventador's steering system -- which is basically akin to all-wheel drive -- provides better stability at high speeds and increased maneuverability at low speeds.
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Despite the hefty price tag of about $424,000, the Aventador S has been met with brisk demand globally. "Pre-orders have been very strong," Lamborghini Chief Operating Officer Alessandro Farmeschi tells TheStreet, adding that the U.S. has seen the most robust level of early buying interest. Farmeschi says the Aventador S will begin shipping to customers in the spring.
The cover is removed from the Aventador S, revealing its menacing front end.
The 2017 Aventador S in all its glory.
You do not want to go over speed bumps in this thing.
Lamborghini's signature scissor doors in action.
The rear styling is perhaps more aggressive than the front end.
Indeed the Lambo's exhaust belts out some loud, borderline terrifying tunes.
The Aventador S has a stunning power-plant.
Inside, the Aventador S feels like an airplane cockpit.
Here's a one-off special edition Lamborghini we also saw at the event.