It may only be five minutes since we last reported something like this, but a new Nürburgring record has one again been set. Unlike Timo Bernhard’s all-time fastest lap of the ‘Green Hell’ however; this new record sees the Lamborghini Aventador once again crowned the Ring’s fastest production car.
More specifically, the record has been set by the yet-to-be unveiled Lamborghini Aventador SVJ (or SV Jota). Currently still wearing its camouflage, this incredibly exciting car is an evolution of Lamborghini’s extreme Aventador SV that benefits from recent developments in aerodynamics and some additional power.
Completing its fast lap of the formidable Nürburgring in just 6m 44.97s, the Aventador SVJ managed to take 2.27 seconds off the previous lap record that was set by Porsche’s sensational GT2 RS.
It’s also a total of 15 seconds faster than the lap time set in 2015 by the ‘standard’ Aventador SV and eight seconds faster than Lamborghini’s hardcore Huracan Performante (a previous fastest production car record holder).
The Aventador SVJ’s 15 second saving, when compared to the Aventador SV, comes courtesy of all-new active aerodynamics (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.
Following the lap, many automotive journalists released their verdicts of the new Aventador SVJ after having driven it at the Vallelunga circuit in Italy. The outcome was largely that the new Aventador SVJ is an incredibly fast car that is even more focused, poised and capable than even the Aventador SV was.
The official unveiling of Lamborghini’s hardest ever Aventador will come at the end of August when the car is shown at Pebble Beach. We’re very excited to see how the final product looks and to bring you more information. Until then, what do you think of it so far? Let us know on Facebook, Instagram or Linkedin.