The Next Super-Lambo Will Be Called The Aventador SVJ

We’ve known for some time that Lamborghini has been working on a new version of the Aventador. Among the things we didn’t know was what it would be called. But now we appear to have the answer.

Judging from this leaked image of the instrument display (shared via Instagram in the post below), the forthcoming super-Lambo will be called the Aventador SVJ.

Enthusiasts will likely know that the letters SV in Lambo parlance stand for Super Veloce. Italian for “super fast,” the designation has been applied to a proud line of hyper-focused Raging Bulls over the years. But the letter J carries its own cadre around Sant’Agata.

It was first adopted by the factory’s legendary Kiwi test driver Bob Wallace, who prepared a special version of the Miura for racing under the FIA’s Appendix J regulations. He gave it the name Jota – not from Italian, but (as with so many Lamborghini nameplates) from Spanish, denoting the pronunciation of the letter J. (That’s “hota,” with a hard H).

Though it never raced, Lamborghini subsequently produced (or converted) a handful of Miura SV models to SV/J specification, cementing the handle in Bolognese lore for all eternity. Decades later, it revived the Jota designation for a rare track-prepped version of the Diablo SE30.

The last time we saw the letter used as a suffix on a Lamborghini model name was actually with the Aventador J – a one-off speedster shown at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. The SuperVeloce coupe and roadster followed in series production. But the factory hit the “reset” button with the launch of the Aventador S, packing almost as much power as the SV, and opening the door (upwards, of course) for a new hardcore model.

The forthcoming Aventador SVJ will likely follow the familiar formula of less weight and more power. Just how much power, we don’t know, but that 6.5-liter naturally aspirated V12 has proven itself capable of more than the 700 metric horsepower with which it was introduced on the Aventador in 2011. The current Aventador S packs 740 ps. The previous SV (like the Veneno), 750. And the Centenario, an even more potent 770. That’s 759 hp by American standards, and we’d wager the big twelve has further room to grow – under whatever designation it roars.

  • Ermal Morina

    maan they’re milking the heck out of the Aventador

    • fabri99

      And rightly so. The car has great potential and Lamborghini can’t afford to develop a substitute too soon.

      • Ermal Morina

        too soon? it’s been 7 years since it was launched,and really,it is an old car by now.They need to replace it soon.Probably it’ll last two more years,like the Murcielago did (2001-2010)

        • Kaisuke971

          No let them rock the Aventador is one of the very last purely naturally aspirated supercars. It’s a good looking and good sounding car anyway people love it, no need to rush. People love it

          • PK

            probably the next 5 or 6 more years until the aventador’s successor.

      • I think they can afford it, remember Lamborghini is under Audi and it’s not like they don’t have profit either.

        It’s just Aventador has large order and well when the demands still high, they wouldn’t mind keeping it in production.

        Anyone remember when Lamborghini said they limit the Aventador for 4000 units? They broke that one.

        • fabri99

          True that, though it depends on how much Audi (and VW) are willing to spend for a new Lamborghini model.

          • I think Aventador would be replaced soon, and also fourth Lamborghini model in shaped of 2+2 codenamed Espada II is still waiting for greenlight.

            Personally I would love if Asterion go into production as well, it looks like production ready.

    • Six_Tymes

      yeah, and why not. same could be said of just about any Porsche

  • Infinite1

    I’m surprised that Lambo isn’t working on a successor for the Aventador

    • DMax

      They probably have been for a long time, but keeping a tight lid on it.

    • PK

      no need to rush. the aventador is in a good position.

    • Yep I think it’s already in work. My guess it would be hybrid, they already have Aventador mule with Asterion set up running around.

  • Six Thousand Times

    800hp?

  • LWOAP

    Based upon the spy shots it’s going to have some insane aerodynamics.

  • “But the factory hit the “reset” button”

    I think the appropriate word would be update, Aventador S has revised chassis and facelift, much like 991.1 and 991.2.

    Anyway I can’t wait SV/J. My bet is in speedster version or the updated SV.

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