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New Lamborghini Aventador Super Veloce Jota turns up the heat

April 20, 2018, 01:07 PM IST by Sagar Bhanushali
New Lamborghini Aventador Super Veloce Jota turns up the heat

- New aerodynamically optimised version will be powered by a reworked 6.5-litre V12 with more punch.

- The single clutch gearbox, too, will be worked on for quicker shifts. 

Now that Lamborghini has introduced the Performante versions of the Huracan and Huracan Spyder, the time has come for the Aventador to take the sportier approach. 

In terms of aerodynamics, the front and rear aprons, as well as the side air intakes are also more air-hungry than those on the Aventador S. And since the Performante badge saw the introduction of ALA (Aerodinamica Lamborghini Attiva), the Aventador SV Jota could follow suit.

As for the Italian automaker's 6.5-litre V12, it will also be upgraded for the newcomer. And since the unit delivers 770bhp on the Centenario, it could reach 800bhp here, assisted by a meaner incarnation of the ISR (independent shifting rod) single-clutch gearbox. 

There are plenty of reasons to expect an over-the-top tech treatment for the upcoming beast. First of all, the Jota name plays the noblesse oblige card – the Jota was a one-off incarnation of the Miura that felt more like a racecar than a road vehicle and, after it was destroyed in a fiery crash, a few regular Miuras were upgraded to Jota-like spec.

Secondly, the Jota will be the replacement for the Aventador SV, the car that kickstarted Lamborghini's handling-focused revolution. The automaker even described the model as the most responsive car in the history of the brand (at the time when it was launched) and reinforcing that with a Nurburgring lap time of under 7 minutes, which almost matched that of the Porsche 918 Spyder.

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