Automobili Lamborghini has unveiled the new Aventador SVJ during Monterey Car Week in California at “The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering”. The SV, that historically stands for Superveloce (superfast) adds the ‘Jota’ suffix, denoting its track and performance superiority: the Aventador SVJ has claimed its position as the Nürburgring-Nordschleife production car record holder, completing the 20.6 km lap in just 6:44.97 minutes. Production is limited to 900 units.
A special edition, named SVJ 63, is exclusively unveiled on the concept lawn at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. It is a tribute to Lamborghini’s founding year of 1963: produced in a unique configuration, it demonstrates the rich use of carbon fiber and is made in an additional limited number of just 63.
The vehicle’s optimized power plant makes it the most powerful series production V12-engined car produced to date by Lamborghini. The Aventador SVJ features an increase in power to 770 hp (566 kW) at maximum 8,500 rpm. The SVJ outputs 720 Nm of torque at 6,750 rpm, while a dry weight of just 1,525 kg gives the SVJ a weight-to-power ratio of 1.98 kg/hp. The SVJ accelerates from standing to 100 km/h in 2.8 seconds and from 0 to 200 km/h in 8.6 seconds. A top speed of more than 350 km/h is complemented by a braking distance of 100 km/h to 0 in 30 meters.
Every feature of the Aventador SVJ is developed to improve its aerodynamic prowess: the SVJ is significantly enhanced in appearance compared to the Aventador S, with every facet of its ‘form follows function’ design a reminder of its raison d’être on road and track: innovate to be the best. From the front the car is wider: a new front bumper with integrated side fins features a new air intake and highlights the inclusion of Aerodinamica Lamborghini Attiva (ALA). The disconnected front splitter lis a source of airflow, while a tri-dimensional air outlet on the hood directs airflow, improves both drag and downforce.
The new rear engine bonnet is made from lightweight carbon fiber and removable via quick release clips in a reference to motor racing. It also the ‘Y’ theme that reveals the updated V12 power plant below, while accenting the car’s high performance characteristics.
The Aventador SVJ’s vertical, lateral and longitudinal dynamics have been re-engineered in LDVA 2.0, with algorithms fully integrated within ALA 2.0 to reflect the exceptional downforce generated and optimize performance: the result of significant R&D investment and collaboration with the CFD team. Its suspension has been reworked, providing higher mechanical and aerodynamic grip. The supercar’s rear-wheel steering (LRS) is engineered to ensure exceptional stability in high speed conditions. The Lamborghini SVJ’s four-wheel drive system has improved torque split to maximize traction and agility, with the higher stability of the SVJ allowing a further 3% of torque to be sent to the rear axle compared to the SV.
New Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires have been specifically developed for the SVJ. The tires provide higher vertical stiffness to accommodate the SVJ’s higher downforce, as well as provide a high grip level to enhance overall vehicle performance.
The first customers will take delivery of the $517,770 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ at the beginning of 2019.
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