One of the most recent stir in the automotive industry was due to the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ which claimed a record-breaking run around the Nurburgring. The SVJ covered the track in 6:44.97 minutes, taking the crown for the fastest production car around the ‘Ring from the Nio EP9 and the Porsche 911 GT2 RS. And now, it shows its face publicly for the first time, at the Pebble Beach show in the United States. There’s a limited edition too.
The Lamborghini Aventador SVJ is a faster, more potent version of the Aventador SV, spiced up with the addition of more power and better active aerodynamics. There are minor changes to the exterior, mainly to accommodate the new aerodynamic and cooling systems but they’re more than enough to set the SVJ apart from the other Aventador models.
Powering the SVJ is the same 6.5-litre naturally aspirated V12 engine but it has been massaged to produce more power than ever, at 770 hp. A colossal 720 Nm of torque is also offered. These are enough to accelerate the SVJ from 0 to 100 kph in 2.8 seconds and onwards to a top speed of 350 kph. The brakes of the SVJ have also been upgraded for the 1,525 kg supercar.
The Aventador SVJ also offers the second generation Aerodinamica Lamborghini Attiva (ALA) – active aerodynamics which changes the orientation of the flaps, spoiler and other aerodynamic components of the car to achieve high downforce or less drag, depending upon the requirement. The system activates the flaps in less than 500 milliseconds. The ALA can also help during the corner by changing the flap orientation just on any of the sides to improve the traction where it’s most necessary. Coupling that up with Lambo’s rear wheel steering, the SVJ’s Nurburgring time is justified.
Only 963 examples of the Aventador SVJ will be built and 63 of them will be a limited edition model, Aventador SVJ 63. Harking back to the brand’s founding year — 1963 — the SVJ 63 comes with a unique livery.