The New Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Is A Lean and Mean Nurburgring Lap Record Holder (With Video)

The Aventador SVJ further pushes the raging bull's flagship to greater performance capabilities.

Lamborghini has taken the wraps off from its much awaited highly upgraded version of its Aventador supercar called the Aventador SVJ. The new Aventador SVJ, where SV historically stands for Superveloce – meaning ‘superfast’ – takes the ‘Jota’ suffix, denoting its track and performance superiority: the Aventador SVJ has already claimed its position as the Nürburgring-Nordschleife production car record holder, completing the 20.6 km lap in just 6:44.97 minutes. Production is limited to 900 units.

On the outside, the Aventador SVJ features a more aggressive bodywork, but its modified exterior follows an ethos of “form follows function.” The front is wider, featuring integrated fins that utilize the Italian brand’s Aerodinamica Lamborghini Attiva 2.0 (ALA), Lamborghini’s patented active aerodynamics technologies which first debuted in the Huracan Performante. A three-dimensional air outlet located on the hood directs airflow to improve downforce and reduce drag. The SVJ’s rocker panels are entirely new, featuring a ‘Y’ theme found in recent Lamborghinis. The bigger side air intakes, as well as the new front side fins reduces the car’s drag whilst improving cooling. At the rear, the Aventador SVJ features high-mounted naked exhausts that “resembles those found on extreme motorbikes, as well as reducing weight due to its proximity to the engine.” The rear bumper features a bigger, more aggressive rear diffuser, while a new rear wing also features the ALA 2.0 system.

As with every Lamborghini, the interior is driver focused, but weight saving measures have been implemented in order to keep the Aventador SVJ’s weight down. For instance, the door handles have been swapped for straps, while most of the interior is upholstered in lightweight Alcantara instead of leather. Apple CarPlay is a no-cost option for the infotainment system, while a TFT LCD instrument cluster is front and center of the driver, displaying a host of information, including the real-time status of the ALA 2.0.

The Aventador SVJ is powered by a modified version of the standard Aventador S’s 6.5-liter V12 engine. It produces 770 hp @ 8,500 rpm and 720 Nm of torque @ 6,750 rpm, making it the most powerful V12 engine Lamborghini has ever made. Power is sent through all four wheels via a 7-speed semi-automatic transmission with Independent Shifting Rods (ISR). The 0-100 kph sprint is achieved in 2.8 seconds, while 8.6 seconds later, the Aventador SVJ will have reached 200 kph. With a dry weight of just 1,525 kh, the SVJ has a power-to-weight ratio of 1.98 kg/hp.

Apart from the standard SVJ, Lamborghini has also developed a special edition named SVJ 63, which pays homage to Lamborghini’s founding year of 1963. The SVJ 63 features a unique cocktail of carbon fiber exterior parts, and will only be sold in an additional 63 limited units.

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