New Nurburgring lap record holding Lamborghini Aventador SVJ breaks cover later this month
Lamborghini’s next flagship hypercar is just around the corner, and the new Aventador Superveloce Jota – referred to as the SVJ – has been teased ahead of its anticipated reveal at the Monterey Car Week later this month.
The new image (below) is hardly revealing. It’s a close up shot of the car’s nose and aggressive looking new vents, but all we can really glean from this image is that the Aventador SVJ we’ll get to see very soon will be painted green. That’s all folks.
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It’s certainly not our best look at the car so far. Lamborghini has published plenty of official spy shots and videos of the Aventador SVJ lapping the Nurburging, which serve up a much better glimpse at the aggressive aerodynamic package the new car wears.
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Unsurprisingly, Lamborghini is very keen to show the SVJ off on the Nurburging given that it’s just claimed the production car lap record for the 12.9 mile Nordschliefe. The Aventador SVJ clocked a 6:44.97s lap to beat the time of the Porsche 911 GT2 RS by two seconds.
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.
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 adding Titanium intake valves. It jumps from the Aventador SV’s 730bhp output to around 760bhp at 8,500rpm with 720Nm of torque at 6,750rpm. 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 tyres, although optional Pirelli P Zero Trofeo Rs were used for the Nurburgring record.
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.
Read our full in-depth Lamborghini Aventador review right here…