Jose Altoveros / Lamborghini | August 27, 2018 09:23
Record breaking Lamborghini Aventador SVJ finally debuts at Pebble Beach
After dropping numerous teasers of the Aventador SVJ, Lamborghini has finally revealed it's all new Nurburgring record holder at this year's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. As expected, the SVJ is more hardcore version of the already potent Aventador SV as it packs more power and is also equipped with Lamborghini's active aerodynamic system.
Beginning with the performance figures, the Aventador SVJ's V12 is the most powerful V12 to ever come from Lamborghini. The naturally-aspirated V12 produces 770 horsepower and 720 Nm of torque. With a dry-weight of only 1,525kg, this llows the SVJ to accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in just 2.8 seconds and to 200km/h in 8.6 seconds. The SVJ has a top speed of 350 km/h and can brake from 100km/h to 0 in just 30m. To help improve handling, the SVJ is also fitted with Lamborghini's rear-wheel steering.
Aside from packing a lot more punch, the Aventador SVJ stands out thanks to its revised aero which is said to improve downforce and the car's drag coefficient. The SVJ sports a revised front bumper, side skirts with fins, and a new rear bumper with a more aggressive diffuser. The exhaust has also been relocated upwards in similar fashion to the Huracan Performante. Rounding up the external changes would be the large rear wing, revised engine cover and the new wheels fitted with special Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires. In comparison, Lamborghini says the SVJ produces 40-percent more downforce than the standard SV and has a lower drag coefficient by 1-percent.
To help improve handling, the SVJ feature's the second generation of Aerodinamica Lamborghini Attiva (ALA) active aerodynamics. ALA 2.0 uses a series of flaps to vary aerodynamic load whether for low drag or high downforce depending on the driving conditions. The active aero are adjusted in just 500 milliseconds.
Along with the SVJ's debut, the Italian manufacturer also revealed a 'special' SVJ called SVJ 63 as a homage to Lamborghini's founding year – 1963. The only difference between the SVJ 63 and the standard SVJ would be its unique bare carbonfiber look and the special 63 number.
Prices for the standard Aventador SVJ starts at $517,700 (Php 27.6 million). Only 963 units of the Avenatador SVJ will be built; 900 of the standard SVJ and 63 of the SVJ 63.