The Lamborghini Aventador S Coupe may appear to be only a minor upgrade compared with the outgoing version of the Italian supercar but with an uprated version of the naturally-aspirated V12 engine, now pumping out 730bhp, it’s one of the most sought after things on four wheels this December. Improved for 2017, the S replaces the standard Aventador and brings with it a host of changes to its styling, engine and suspension that have probably been taken from Lamborghini’s special cupboard marked Madder and Badder. The designers have introduced some styling changes, including a facelift, redesigned tailpipes for the flame-spitting exhaust and a host of aerodynamic modifications which are claimed to help the car develop 130% more downforce than the last model. At this point, it would be tempting to assume that the four-wheel drive Aventador S would cling to the road like a barnacle to a ship’s hull. But the engineers have also had some fun with the car, specifically its V12 engine. The 6.5-litre, naturally aspirated unit has been tuned to produce 730bhp (40bhp more than before) at 8,500rpm. Because the four-wheel drive system can direct 90% of the engine’s power to the back wheels, even with tyres that are broader than the Incredible Hulk’s shoulders, the Aventador S will probably be capable of turning its tyres to little more than clouds of smoke in one or two laps of a race track. The Aventador S is said to accelerate from 0-62mph in 2.9 seconds, and the top speed is 217mph. It retains its seven-speed automatic gearbox.