I still remember the day Lamborghini had announced its even more extreme Aventador variant, the Aventador SVJ. Not only did it look crazy but it went on to break the production car lap record at the Nurburgring with a time of 6:44:97! That's a staggering two seconds quicker than the last record holder, the Porsche 911 GT2 RS. Now, Lambo has brought the SVJ in India. Here are some exclusive pictures.
The new colour shade you see in these pictures is a customised SVJ for its first customer in India. It still carries forward the same tech wizardry from the green mean thing globally unveiled earlier.
Lamborghini India head Sharad Agarwal handed over the keys to Boopesh Reddy, who also owns Porsche’s fastest road-legal 911 – the GT2 RS. Bren Garage is now the home of the ‘King of the Ring’.
It not only boasts of a rich use of carbon fibre and aluminium in its construction, but also developments in design philosophy, aerodynamic tech, performance and more, which altogether helped create a perfect driver’s car.
SVJ here stands for Superveloce Jota. SV or Superveloce means ‘superfast’, while the Jota moniker is reserved exclusively for Lamborghini’s highly special street legal race cars.
As compared to the Aventador SV, there’s a significant improvement in down-force and drag co-efficient, which was the main goal with the design and performance changes with the SVJ.
Up front is a new bumper making the car look wider. It features a disconnected front splitter to continue the impression of a floating component, while providing a channel for airflow.
Integrated side fins and bigger side air intakes reduce drag and improve overall cooling. These highlight the inclusion of Aerodinamica Lamborghini Attiva (ALA).
However, here its ALA 2.0, which is an evolution of Lamborghini's patented active aerodynamics technologies. It's similar to the one on the Huracan Performante but exclusively tuned for the SVJ.
By now it’s clear that efficient aerodynamics and down-force play a major role. Still, the SVJ's rear wing reiterates this further. Based on a new air foil and an optimised ALA system, it further helps in reducing turbulence too.
The SVJ rides on super light 'Nireo' aluminium alloys, further helping Lamborghini to lose some kilos from the SVJ in its weight reduction plan. These here are exclusively painted in golden bronze.
Shod with specially developed Pirelli P Zero Corsa tyres as standard, one can also opt for the P Zero Trofeo R competition tyres, which were used to set the aforementioned record.
This Lambo’s record time for lapping the 12.9-mile course of Germany’s infamous Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit is a payback to Porsche for snatching the title away from the Huracán Performante in 2017.
If you observed the supercar diligently, you must have noticed the tri-dimensional air outlet on the hood. It directs airflow too apart from, of course, adding to the car's cosmetic appeal.
Clearly, these purposeful elements have helped, as the carmaker says this upper body aerodynamic optimisation has brought in 70 per cent of the total down-force improvement in the SVJ over the SV.
At the back, the high-mounted light-weight naked exhaust resembles the ones found on performance motorcycles. More interestingly, it reduces weight of the exhaust system due to its close proximity to the engine.
So what helps this Raging Bull from charging and attaining the 0-100kmph in just 2.8 seconds? It’s Lambo’s naturally aspirated V12 mill churning out 759bhp and 720Nm of torque.
This mill comes paired to a seven-speed Independent Shifting Rod transmission sending power to all wheels. Four-wheel steering is another highlight along with the tuned suspension to hug turns better.
Official price of this Aventador SVJ hasn’t been revealed as it's a collector's masterpiece. However, to give you an approximate idea, it's believed to be priced more than Rs 6 crores!