Is Lamborghini Attempting A ‘Ring Lap Record With The Aventador SV J?

Lamborghini continues the development work of the upcoming Aventador SV Jota at the Nurburgring with not one but two test cars.

Our spies spotted the cars being prepped at the car park by a large group of engineers and were able to snap a few pictures with their doors open and wearing electric blankets for the tires.

It’s not clear yet if Lamborghini is attempting a new lap record with the Aventador SV Jota (or SV J), but having Christian Engelhart, a German racing driver with good knowledge of the track, in the team certainly points to that direction.

The Nurburgring is pretty busy these days, as Porsche clocked the 991.2 GT3 RS in 6min 56sec and the new Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 has reportedly failed failing to follow suit, setting a “disappointing” 7min 12sec lap time. Remember though, Chevy’s lap time is still unconfirmed and the company will have another go at it.

It certainly makes sense for Lamborghini to at least make an attempt, especially after the stunning lap time set by the Huracan Performante. The new Aventador SV J is expected to make use of the same active aero trickery.

The test cars feature a super-sharp bodywork, with a really deep splitter at the front and a full-width diffuser at the back. The exhaust tips are now mounted higher, just like the Performante, while a huge rear wing steals the show.

As you would expect, the naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V12 is set to get an upgrade, from the 730hp it currently makes in the Aventador S to around 780 to 790hp. Imagine the angry melodies that’ll come out its twin exhausts.

The Lamborghini Aventador SV Jota is expected to debut sometime later this year in very limited numbers.

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Image Credits: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien for CarScoops


  • HG504

    The C7 ZR1 has apparently got a time of 7:12? Not very good rumours, I call BS. Think its faster than that. As for the Aventador SVJ I dont think that will be getting near the GT2 RS laptime

  • Trackhacker

    What’s the point? Who cares honestly.

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