After a long teaser campaign, that even included a Nürburgring record, Lamborghini have finally stripped the camouflage off their all-new Aventador SVJ and allowed the world to see the most extreme Aventador ever made.
Wearing two iconic Lamborghini names – Superveloce and Jota – the new Aventador SVJ is focused on track superiority and all-out performance; both of these aims being things that it has already proven at the dreaded Nürburgring-Nordschleife.
Taking to the track in camouflage earlier this year, the Aventador SVJ became the fastest production car to ever lap the ‘ring, knocking almost three seconds off the previous leader by setting a lap time of 6m 44.97s. The lap was also an entire 15 seconds faster than the ‘standard’ Aventador SV that took to the track back in 2015 … and no one ever said that the Aventador SV was a slow car.
The Aventador SVJ’s 15 second saving, when compared to the Aventador SV, comes courtesy of a new focus on aerodynamic performance. Aventador SVJ benefits from an all-new active aerodynamics system (ALA v2.0), a redesign that grants the car 40 per cent more downforce, four-wheel steering, track-focused retuned suspension and an additional 20hp from Lamborghini’s fantastic 6.5-litre V12.
Talking of that 6.5-litre V12; despite rumblings in the rumour mill, the turbo and hybrid revolutions have not yet reached Lamborghini - that means that the stunning V12 heart of the Aventador remains naturally aspirated.
Producing a total of 760bhp and an undisturbed V12 symphony, the engine takes the Aventador SVJ from 0-62mph in 2.8seconds, to 124mph in 8.6seconds and on to a top speed of 217mph.
When it comes to the extreme new design, we feel that Lamborghini’s CEO, Stefano Domenicali, explained it best by saying that they’ve “drawn on every inspiration from a space ship to a jet fighter: all the most exceptional examples of super-fast, super-athletic, aerodynamic superiority”.
Owing to that new focus on aerodynamics, every aspect of the Aventador SVJ has been designed to aid the car’s performance capabilities.
At the nose, a new ‘disconnected’ splitter and extra bonnet vents help to increase front downforce and shift the overall balance much further forwards than any other Aventador – this is one feature that has helped handling.
Other key features include a new carbon fibre engine cover that is attached with racing car style clips, a fierce new rear diffuser with repositioned exhaust outlets and that outrageous new wing that dominates the entire rear end.
We can’t get enough of this insane new Aventador SVJ and cannot wait for videos to start appearing online soon. What do you think of the most extreme Aventador ever? We’d like to see your thoughts on Facebook, Instagram or Linkedin.