Top 10 High Horsepower Sports cars

2) Lamborghini Aventador S Coupe

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In 2011 Lamborghini unveiled the Aventador, which was meant to succeed their flagship car, the Murciélago. After producing more than 5,000 units Lamborghini decided to give the Aventador an upgrade for 2017.

The Aventador S Coupé is fitted with a 6.5-litre V12, which now produces 740 bhp. That’s a full 49 bhp more than the regular Aventador. Improved valve timing, four-wheel drive and a 7 speed independent shifting rod (ISR) automated manual gearbox give it a top speed of 217 mph. 690 Nm of torque sends the Aventador S speeding from 0 to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds.

 

The car gets 16.9 miles per gallon. Not being a hybrid, it doesn’t boast the best fuel economy in its class. This is not considered a challenge however, since performance has been a prime consideration while designing the Aventador S. Lamborghini reduced the car’s weight wherever possible. They picked the fastest possible gearbox using a single clutch and made the exhaust system 20% lighter. Consequently the Aventador S weighs-in at 1,575 kg.

Other design modifications consist of improved aerodynamics and more downforce. The car’s front end has a carbon-fiber splitter that reduces air-flow interference from the large front tires.  The new active rear wing now extends at high speeds and creates 130% more downforce than the regular Aventador.

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