Aventador S - Questions to ask and must have options?

Aventador S - Questions to ask and must have options?

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W4NTED

Original Poster:

490 posts

178 months

Tuesday 6th April
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Hi all,

Considering an early 2017 Aventador S. What are the questions I should be asking the dealer? I read somewhere that a clutch reading should be taken however the dealer has told me they don't entertain these clutch reading requests and if the clutch needed to be replaced then this would not have qualified as an approved car?

What are the must have options apart from the suspension lifter? Is the standard sound system really bad - not that I intend listening to much music in it!

Any help appreciated on what I should be looking out for?

Thank you

Truffles

555 posts

148 months

Tuesday 6th April
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Must haves are park assistance, DAB, branding pack (although I hate this), some sort of colour co-ordinated stitching rather than the default grey and Dione wheels for resale, although I would say only the first two are actually useful. I added electric and heated seats, multi function steering wheel, coloured callipers, tracker and full ppf to mine as well.

Ferruccio

1,503 posts

83 months

Tuesday 6th April
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And a citrus colour.

W4NTED

Original Poster:

490 posts

178 months

Tuesday 6th April
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Thank you. Very few Aventador S have been specd with lot of carbon. Seems like these are not as price sensitive to carbon as Ferrari’s are?

Can anyone comment on the dealers comment about clutch readings?

rockin

9,538 posts

209 months

Tuesday 6th April
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W4NTED said:
Can anyone comment on the dealer's comment about clutch readings?
How many previous owners?

W4NTED

Original Poster:

490 posts

178 months

Tuesday 6th April
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3 previous owners...

rockin

9,538 posts

209 months

Tuesday 6th April
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W4NTED said:
3 previous owners...
Well, I must be honest, that would make me a little cautious. As you will know from the cars you've owned previously these things are ferociously powerful and can eat a clutch in short order. Which is why so many supercar manufacturers now offer "auto only" where the computer can protect the driveline from the ape at the wheel. However, if the car's got a clutch that works and you don't plan on doing standing starts outside the pub every weekend it'll probably last a very long time. A bit of mechanical sympathy goes a long way.

Truffles

555 posts

148 months

Tuesday 6th April
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I see no reason why a clutch reading cannot be provided. If the dealer says it does not need a new clutch for the sale, they should have already checked. If they won't tell you, that is probably all you need to know.

W4NTED

Original Poster:

490 posts

178 months

Tuesday 6th April
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Thats my concern too. They told me Lamborghini do not measure clutch % per se!

I’ll ask again politely tomorrow...

cgt2

1,751 posts

152 months

Tuesday 6th April
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Sensonum is definitely a waste of money, park assist and DAB essential as stated but I have seen a few with carbon exterior details which do make a difference as it is beautifully finished and adds to the visual drama.

There was a completely base spec Arancio S that was for sale a very long time and didn't move, didn't even have park assist, I believe it was SOR and the owner gave up and took it back in the end.

lambo666

288 posts

82 months

Tuesday 6th April
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Lift is a must, I would also try and get one with the carbon interior pack (door handles, centre display, and over instrament cluster) without this, it is just plain plastic silver and looks very naff/ cheap.
My car is black so exterior carbon would make little difference to me, on the other colours - personal preference..
I would not buy one without an official Lamborghini Warranty - approx £6,800 for the AV S.
My gearbox was replaced just after I bought it when it was 2.5 years old but had only done 2.8k miles.
Thats over a 30k bill (covered under warranty) - I dont think any normal aftermarket warranty would cover that - (most max claim limits I have seen are only 10/15k)
Mine is also a 17 plate and is due its 4th year service soon - the large one (4.5k bill) so bear this in mind.
Normal service is approx £1,500
Also make sure all recalls have been done as there are a few...
Mine Is now on 11.5k miles and I will only change it for a SV Roadster or an AV S Roadster.
Top tip when you fill it up and it clicks off - you can add another £12-15 of premium fuel which you will be using lots and lots of.....
Is nice if you can get one with the glass rear deck lid...mine did not, but never mind.........
Proper car!!!!






lambo666

288 posts

82 months

Tuesday 6th April
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Just to add, as the others have said parking sensors front and rear with rear view camera is handy and gets used alot....

PrestigeDale

11 posts

13 months

Wednesday 7th April
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I work on a few of these.

Clutch reading definitely do. Its your money so you have the right to know what youre buying, it takes 30 seconds to obtain it so i dont know what that dealers on about. When i was at hr owen i used to do clutch readings on approved used cars that were going back on the forecourt. Just imagine if you picked a car up with 80% clutch wear, for it then to start giving you gear selection issues at 84%. They would point the finger at you and say youve been ragging it as 'it was fine when we sold it, its a wearable item, no warranty!' Cover yourself. If theres one thing ive learnt about main dealer warranties when i worked alongside them, is they will do everything they can to put the cost onto the customer.

As mentioned, interior carbon is a good one to look at, the plastic silver isnt nice. You can also check via diagnostics how many times its been launched, overall time on gear's, mileage clcoking etc, This will give some sort of indication into what life its had. Overall, they are fantastic cars.


Fast Eddie

242 posts

209 months

Wednesday 7th April
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W4NTED said:
Hi all,

Considering an early 2017 Aventador S. What are the questions I should be asking the dealer? I read somewhere that a clutch reading should be taken however the dealer has told me they don't entertain these clutch reading requests and if the clutch needed to be replaced then this would not have qualified as an approved car?

What are the must have options apart from the suspension lifter? Is the standard sound system really bad - not that I intend listening to much music in it!

Any help appreciated on what I should be looking out for?

Thank you
Haha. Gotta love a dealer, particularly when they're so customer orientated. This is not a small purchase so I would be inclined to tell them that if they can't or won't give you a reading you will have to pay separately for a 'specialist' to come and do it for you.

W4NTED

Original Poster:

490 posts

178 months

Wednesday 7th April
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Thank you all for the help. The dealer was shown this thread and has now given me the info. Seems to be a good one?

Clutch is 1.89mm worn from a possible 7.8mm
24%
Car has had ZERO Race starts from new
Car has had 1 start with ‘ thrust / launch ‘

Fast Eddie

242 posts

209 months

Wednesday 7th April
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W4NTED said:
Thank you all for the help. The dealer was shown this thread and has now given me the info. Seems to be a good one?

Clutch is 1.89mm worn from a possible 7.8mm
24%
Car has had ZERO Race starts from new
Car has had 1 start with ‘ thrust / launch ‘
Great stuff, well done

W4NTED

Original Poster:

490 posts

178 months

Wednesday 7th April
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lambo666 said:
Lift is a must, I would also try and get one with the carbon interior pack (door handles, centre display, and over instrament cluster) without this, it is just plain plastic silver and looks very naff/ cheap.
My car is black so exterior carbon would make little difference to me, on the other colours - personal preference..
I would not buy one without an official Lamborghini Warranty - approx £6,800 for the AV S.
My gearbox was replaced just after I bought it when it was 2.5 years old but had only done 2.8k miles.
Thats over a 30k bill (covered under warranty) - I dont think any normal aftermarket warranty would cover that - (most max claim limits I have seen are only 10/15k)
Mine is also a 17 plate and is due its 4th year service soon - the large one (4.5k bill) so bear this in mind.
Normal service is approx £1,500
Also make sure all recalls have been done as there are a few...
Mine Is now on 11.5k miles and I will only change it for a SV Roadster or an AV S Roadster.
Top tip when you fill it up and it clicks off - you can add another £12-15 of premium fuel which you will be using lots and lots of.....
Is nice if you can get one with the glass rear deck lid...mine did not, but never mind.........
Proper car!!!!





Thanks for the tips! Smashing looking car. Did you keep the wheels silver or go black?

lambo666

288 posts

82 months

Thursday 8th April
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Never got the black wheel thing. Hides all the wheel design details, My last 2 purchases I have had the dealer spray the wheels back to bright silver before collection (S63 amg Cab, and 981 Boxster Spyder, when I sold the 981 spyder to youtuber Mark F (MF888) he sprayed the wheels back to black...lots of people seem to like black wheels, not for me though....
Just to note I have driven 11k miles with no thrust mode starts, car driven hard once warmed up, but no track use, clutch and brake disks are still fine....it does go through rear tyres quickly (£750 per tyre fitted) and if you get a car with centre locks, make sure you take it to a garage that has the correct torque wrench and know what they are doing...


sone

4,491 posts

202 months

Thursday 8th April
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I feel the black wheel thing depends on the colour of the car. I have an SV at the moment, a yellow car and the black wheels look fab in my opinion.
Previously had a green Perf Spyder, delivered with black wheels and it didn't really suit the car in my opinion at all so I changed to Bronze same with an Orange car. In both cases with the Perfs I thought the wheels were lost in the tyres. I chose silver wheels on my Aventador S, again a green car because the black wheels were just lost.











Edited by sone on Thursday 8th April 11:02

Ferruccio

1,503 posts

83 months

Thursday 8th April
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sone said:
I feel the black wheel thing depends on the colour of the car. I have an SV at the moment, a yellow car and the black wheels look fab in my opinion.

Edited by sone on Thursday 8th April 11:02
Agreed.
Left the wheels black on my yellow SV.
But went from black to silver on the Murci