Extreme 760bhp Lamborghini Aventador SVJ breaks Nurburgring lap record

The hardcore Lamborghini Aventador Super Veloce Jota has been officially clocked at 6:44.97m for a lap of the 'Ring

The production car lap record for the Nurburgring Nordschliefe has fallen again with the new Lamborghini Aventador SVJ clocking a 6:44.97m lap to beat the time of the Porsche 911 GT2 RS by two seconds. The Aventador SVJ or Super Veloce Jota completed the lap with its bodywork disguised but it will be revealed in full soon, ending the long series of spy shots and teasers for the track focused machine. 

The Aventador SVJ receives a complete aerodynamic overhaul compared to the standard Aventador with the simple aim of improving ultimate performance. It’s clear to see the deeper front wing, wider side skirts and the motorsport-style single centre nuts on the wheels on the SVJ model from the pictures but the car also features Lamborghini’s ALA 2.0 active aerodynamics system.

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At the rear there’s another huge wing and the same kind of high-mounted exhaust we saw on the Lamborghini Huracan Performante, while a brief shot of the instrument cluster in a teaser video shows a 9,000rpm red line.

The Aventador’s gaping air intakes look to have been increased in size on the Super Veloce Jota version to feed more air to the 6.5-litre V12 engine and the engineers have also set to work on that V12 unit. It jumps from the Aventador SV’s 730bhp output to around 760bhp at the 9,000rpm maximum, while chassis and suspension tweaks will have helped the SVJ contain the extra power to set that blistering lap time on the Nordschliefe.

The SVJ is said to have the best power to weight ratio ever on a Lamborghini with 1.98kg/hp and it runs on a purpose designed set of Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires. 

The letter J in the SVJ name stands for Jota and has previously been reserved for Lamborghini’s most aggressive and exclusive vehicles. Only two models have previously worn the badge, the Miura and Diablo, but now the Aventador is about to join that elite group.

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