Two weeks ago we learned that the most hardcore production Aventador ever will be named the SVJ, thanks to a leaked image of its instrument display. Now, we might have just confirmation of how it will look, too.
This image comes courtesy Instagram user @andercorp123. Said user ordered the Roadster version, which will be delivered to him in late 2019 or early 2020, and, apart from the fact that there’s going to be an open-top alongside the Coupe, he also provided us with some additional info about the upcoming supercar.
His Lamborghini dealer claimed that the name is not finalized yet, with SE, GT and Jota being the three likely candidates, although this occurred before we received the leaked image of the display showing the SVJ designation.
If the image indeed depicts the upcoming SVJ, and it sure looks a lot like the camouflaged test car in the video below, we can clearly see the much more aggressive front end with the larger air scoops and lower front splitter, enlarged side air intakes and, of course, the big fixed wing protruding from the back, where we also expect to see a different treatment, as shown by both the video and some of the supercar’s test mules that were caught in the open a while ago.
The important stuff is that the SVJ, which stands for Super Veloce Jotta, will (according to our source) sport the four-wheel steering system of the Centenario, the ALA (Aerodinamica Lamborghini Attiva) active aerodynamics of the Huracán Performante and the magnetorheological suspension of the Aventador SV, while, according to previous reports, it will be lighter, too.
As far as power is concerned, Lamborghini claims that it will beat its Ferrari V12 rival. That will be the 812 Superfast then, so we should expect the 6.5-liter naturally aspirated V12 to produce in excess of 800 PS (790 HP), which is what the Ferrari puts out.
With the Centenario producing 770 PS, we guess it’s not that difficult for Lamborghini’s engineers to extract at least 40 more PS to outdo their rivals in Maranello, is it?
Although, like we said, the Roadster is expected in late 2019 at the earliest, the Coupe that’s depicted here looks practically ready. Since the fixed-top will definitely be launched first, we should see it earlier, perhaps even this year.
We wouldn’t go as far as suggesting that it will debut at the Geneva Motor Show, as Lamborghini has already announced that it will uncover the Huracán Performante Spyder at the event – but they might spring a surprise, too. Thus, we’ll have to wait three more days to find out; unless, that is, something pops up before the show’s premiere, so you might want to watch this space.
Update – turns out that the image from Instagram was an unofficial render