- The hardcore Aventador SVJ is the current King of the Ring having lapped the circuit in 6:44.97 minutes.
- Powered by a 6.5-litre naturally-aspirated V12 producing 760bhp and 720Nm.
- A special edition SVJ 63 showcased at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance pays homage to Lamborghini’s founding year of 1963.
Lamborghini has finally taken the covers off the mighty ‘King of the Ring’ at the Monterey Car Week in California. The hardcore Aventador joins the SV suffix (which stands for Superveloce meaning ‘superfast’) with an even prestigious Jota moniker which is reserved only for Lamborghini’s special street-legal race cars. No wonder, the SVJ broke the Nurburgring record lapping the 20.6-kilometre German circuit in just 6:44.97 minutes.
Limited to just 900 units, the Aventador SVJ is powered by the most powerful series-production V12-engine made by Lamborghini till date. It punches out 760bhp of raw power at 8,500 rpm and churns out a colossal 720 Nm of twisting force at 6,750 rpm. Tipping the scale at mere 1,525 kg, the SVJ boasts the best weight-to-power ratio of 1.98 kg/hp. The SVJ can accelerate from standstill to a 100kmph in a mere 2.8 seconds and from 0-to-200kmph in 8.6 seconds, all the way to a top speed of 350kmph.
Part of SVJ’s Nurburgring smashing time is thanks to Lamborghini’s second generation Aerodinamica Lamborghini Attiva (ALA) active aerodynamics. Its first generation was fitted on the Huracan Performante enabling it to break the ‘Ring record as well. Everything about the Aventador SVJ shouts aerodynamics. The upper body aerodynamic optimisation in the SVJ has increased the downforce by up to 70 per cent, says the carmaker. There are active diffusers, wings, fins and shapes all helping towards the SVJ’s go-fast philosophy. The extensive weight shaving methods include carbon fibre parts, super-light ‘Nireo’ aluminium alloys and a stark cabin. The SVJ also comes with new editions of Lamborghini’s acronyms including LDVA with EGO mode, ISR, LRS, and LDS. The Pirelli P Zero Corsa comes as standard, but the street-legal P Zero Trofeo R tyres can also be opted specifically for track use.
Apart from the 900 capped units, 63 special edition SVJ63 will be sold commemorating Lamborghini’s founding year of 1963. These SVJ63 will get additional carbon fibre treatment. Prices for the SVJ in Europe is 349,116 Euros (approx. Rs 2.83 crores). We can expect a few SVJs to land up in India as well after it hits the streets in early 2019.