Lamborghini’s ability to continually get more out of the Aventador is nothing short of miraculous.
When it launched in 2011 with a 515kW and 690Nm V12 engine, it seemed that the Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 was pushing the limits of what was physically possible from a naturally aspirated engine.
In 2015, Lamborghini raised the stakes when they announced the Aventador LP 750-4 SV—A 552kW/690Nm iteration of the biggest, most expensive bull on the market. The Aventador LP 750-4 SV is a considered mix of theatre and genuine hyper car performance.
Capable of accelerating from 0-100km/h in 2.8-seconds and onto a top speed of 349km/h (217mph), the Aventador LP 750-4 SV also boasts serious track pedigree with a 6min59.73sec lap of the Nürburgring Nordschleife to its name.
Now, as the aging bull reaches its twilight years, Lamborghini have thrown out the rule book and designed the most extravagant Aventador yet. Set to be unveiled at the gilded Californian enclave of Pebble Beach, the new Aventador SVJ — Super Veloce Jota — is enough to make a LP 750-4 look conservative.
Whatever subtlety the Aventador still had has been completely abandoned with the Aventador SVJ.
Lamborghini boss —and former Ferrari F1 Team principal— Stefano Domenicali, says that the SVJ draws inspiration on everything from a spaceship to a jet fighter.
The front end features a number of design cues that reminiscent of the Lamborghini Hurucan Performonte. Most noteably, an aggressive floating splitter and the addition of multiple new intake ducts.
Around the back, Lamborghini have added a new lightweight carbon fibre engine cover that can be removed via quick release clips. Like the Huracan Performonte, the SVJ’s tailpipes now exit above the rear diffuser and move the exhaust a little closer to the engine in an effort to reduce weight. Lamborghini has also added an aggressive rear wing that generates 40% more downforce than the one used on the Aventador SV.
The result of all this? Lamborghini have slashed the Aventador LP 750-4 SV’s Nürburgring Nordschleife lap time by 15-seconds when they recorded an astonishing 6min 44.97 seconds.
Lamborghini will make 900 Aventador SVJ’s including 63 special editions which will carry the number “63” in honour of Lamborghini’s founding year.