During Monterey Car Week in California, Lamborghini unveiled its latest V12 flagship the Aventador SVJ. Built with a naturally-aspirated 770 horse-power engine, the super sports car is capable of accelerating from 0-100km in 2.8 seconds and can reach speeds over 350km/h. The Aventador SVJ has already claimed the Nürburgring-Nordschleife production car record, completing the 20.6 km lap in just 6:44.97 minutes. Production of the SVJ is limited to 900 units.
At the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, another special edition Aventador was revealed. Named SVJ 63, this vehicle pays homage to Lamborghini’s founding year 1963. It features a unique configuration, heavy use of carbon fibre and decals of the number 63. This one’s limited to just 63 examples.
Lamborghini claims the Aventador SVJ offers more power and superior aerodynamics over its previous Aventador S model. SVJ outputs 720 Nm of torque at 6,750 rpm. With a dry weight of 1,525 kg, the weight-to-power ratio is 1.98 kg/hp.
Aventador SVJ’s design incorporates a wider front, featuring a new bumper with integrated side fins and intake. A tri-dimensional outlet on the hood directs airflow, improving both drag and downforce.
The bigger side air intakes and the new front side fins reduce drag and improve overall cooling. The rear wing has been designed for increased aerodynamic efficiency, and the side winglets reduce turbulence while providing high downforce on the straight as well as in high-speed corners.
The Omega-shape bumper adds a massive new diffuser that contributes to downforce, while the rear engine bonnet has also been redesigned. A nice touch is the high-mounted naked exhaust which resembles those found on extreme motorbikes.
Super-light ‘Nireo’ aluminium rims were designed specifically for the SVJ, saving weight. So were the new Pirelli P Zero Corsa tyres.
Regardless of its price point and limited quantity, Aventador SVJ is dubbed a “driver-focused car,” developed to maximise the union between driver and car in the most extreme road and track conditions.
The SVJ is equipped with Lamborghini’s three driving modes, Strada, Sport and Corsa, as well as the option to customise the cockpit features and digital dashboard display. Racing enthusiasts can opt for Lamborghini’s telemetry system for recording lap times and track performance.
There’s no word on the precise materials used for the interior trim. We’re assuming leather and Alcantara. The Lamborghini Aventador SVJ’s first US customers will be receiving theirs in early 2019, with NZ and Australian customers receiving theirs in Autumn 2019.
US: $517,770 (USD)
Australia: $949,640 (AUD)
New Zealand: $818,864 (NZD)