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Has Lamborghini retaken the Nurburging record once again?

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Jose Altoveros / Carpix for AutoIndustriya.com, Lamborghini | July 24, 2018 08:48

Lamborghini releases teaser of upcoming Aventador SVJ at the Nurburgring

News of a hotter, high performance Lamborghini Aventador is nothing new. Called by our spies the Super Veloce Jota (SVJ), it was previously seen putting around the city streets and even taking on the infamous Nurburgring Nordschleife. That said, rumors quickly arose that Lamborghini is possibly gunning for the lap record around the Green Hell set by the Porsche 911 GT2 RS last year.

Now, it seems as though the name has been confirmed by Lamborghini themselves; officially called the SVJ. The Italian manufacturer recently released a short-video showing the upcoming Aventador SVJ taking on the Nurburgring. More so, it also adds more fuel to the fire with the Aventador SVJ beating the Porsche's lap record. Why else would Lamborghini go through the effort of creating a teaser video showcasing the vehicle's lap around the Nordschleife?

Has Lamborghini retaken the Nurburging crown once again?

Going through the details shown in the teaser video, it can be seen that the Aventador SVJ itself is still covered in camouflage. In fact, it appears it is the same vehicle spotted by our spies from before as it was seen wearing the same orange-white-black camo. The video shows it using Pirelli PZero Trofeo R tires for the run. A brief glimpse of the gauge cluster shows the SVJ having a 9,000 RPM redline with the speedometer reading 332 km/h. Apart from those, we will likely have to wait for more details once the vehicle is revealed.

Has Lamborghini retaken the Nurburging crown once again?

Our spies say that the Aventador SVJ is expected to pack more than 800 PS. Power will likely come from a modified version of its naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V12 engine. Should that be true, it does have enough power - on paper at least - to take on the Porsche 911 GT2 RS record lap time of 6 minutes and 47.3 seconds. That said, do you think that Lamborghini has retaken the crown from Porsche once again?

Given that Lamborghini has already released a teaser, it is likely the Aventador SVJ will make a debut sometime later this year.