New 760bhp Lamborghini Aventador SVJ nearing full reveal

First full picture of Lamborghini's new Nurburgring lap record holder – the Aventador SVJ – emerges online

The first full picture of the new 760bhp Lamborghini Aventador SVJ has hit the internet ahead of the new Lambo flagship’s full unveiling at the Monterey Car Week.

The image, shared on Instagram by British Lamborghini dealer H.R. Owen, reveals the Aventador’s aggressive makeover. New nostril style grilles appear above the angular and sculpted front end, and a pair of serious looking bucket seats with red stripes can be spotted in the cabin. Elsewhere, details spotted in previous shots of the SVJ lapping the Nurburgring are clearer, such as the new side pods positioned either side of the engine bay, and the huge new rear wing.

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Unsurprisingly, Lamborghini is very keen to show the SVJ off on the Nurburgring given that it’s just claimed the production car lap record for the 12.9-mile Nordschleife. 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 Nordschleife.

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…

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