The new Lamborghini Aventador SVJ surprised us ahead of its unveiling that will take place in August during Monterey Car Week: the newest super sports car from the House of the Raging Bull has set the lap record for production cars at the Nürburgring Nordschleife, in a lap time of 6:44.97 minutes.
“The Aventador SVJ takes the Jota suffix, following the Lamborghini tradition for denoting a car’s track-focused talent. This new car is the convergence of Lamborghini technologies to produce a super sports car that transcends current performance benchmarks,” explained Stefano Domenicali, Automobili Lamborghini Chairman & CEO.
The Aventador SVJ is made of lightweight materials that contribute to the excellent weight-to-power ratio of only 1.98 kg/hp, thus featuring an even higher power output. Furthermore, Lamborghini’s patented ALA 2.0 active aerodynamics system with aero vectoring guarantees the best handling and downforce, as well as SVJ-specific new aerodynamic features.
The car is likely to be powered by the 6.5 litre V12 engine producing up to around 800bhp, up 50bhp on the Aventador SV, however details are yet to be confirmed by Lamborghini.
Significant CFD simulation optimized the performance of the ALA system, with the exceptional downforce requiring an entire rework of the Aventador’s active and passive dynamic systems to exploit the car’s physical boundaries. The set-up of the Aventador SVJ has been entirely re-engineered to enhance its four-wheel drive system, rear-wheel steering and ESC. Significantly stiffer than the Aventador LP 750-4 SV, with enhanced damping, the steering has also been retuned in the SVJ.
The design is set for an overhaul on the Aventador SVJ with aerodynamics taking priority which will have an impact on the cars styling. More information is yet to be released from Lamborghini.
More information is yet to be released however the Aventador SVJ is set to adopt 4-wheel steering and 4-wheel drive from the Aventador S. Ventilated perforated carbon ceramic brakes are set to come as standard meaning improved braking performance during track use.
|Unladen weight (DIN)||1525kg (dry weight)|
|Engine / Cylinders||6.5-litre V12|
|Max Torque||720Nm @ 6,750rpm|
|Max Power||770hp @ 8,500rpm|
|Top Speed||217mph / 351kph|
|Acceleration||0-62 mph /2.8|
|Urban cycle||15.8 mpg|