Lamborghini Aventador SVJ By Kenny Yeo
Oh, what a difference a letter makes. The old Aventador SV was hardly a slowcoach but Lamborghini has reworked it by giving it more power and more aero. The new car is called the Aventador SVJ and it is powered by an upgraded version of the 6.5-liter V12 found in the old SV. Naturally aspirated, of course, the V12 makes 760hp and 720nm of torque - up 20hp and 30nm from the SV. Performance is biblical as you would expect. 0-100km/h is dealt with in just 2.8 seconds and 0-200km/h in just 8.6 seconds. Top speed is 350km/h.
However, the Aventador SVJ isn’t just about straight line speed. Oh no, the SVJ was designed to be a track weapon and it features Lamborghini’s trick ALA aerodynamic system that actively varies aero load by opening and closing electronically controlled flaps in the front splitter and bonnet based on a variety of parameters such as speed and steering angle. The end result is 40% more downforce over the old SV and the small matter of being the current record holder of the fastest production car around the famous Nüburgring. The time? An amazing 6 minutes and 44.97 seconds.
Oh, and if you are seeking something even more exclusive, there’s the SVJ 63, which is limited to 63 units in celebration of the founding year of Lamborghini - 1963, in case you were wondering - and features a special white livery and even more extensive use of carbon fiber.