Lamborghini might turbocharge or even electrify the successor of the current Aventador, but in the meantime, the Italian car marque is prepping the most extreme version yet of the current model.
Christened by the press the Lamborghini Aventador SV Jota, with ‘Jota’ being “a folk dance from northern Spain, danced by couples in fast triple time”, according to Google, it was spotted testing at the Nurburgring last week.
The flagship exotic gets a super aggressive aero agenda, including some of the features that debuted on the Huracan Performante, which will help improve its aerodynamics. The changes are visible from beneath the vinyl stickers that cover the body of this prototype, and combined with the mechanical upgrades, will turn it into a track monster.
The mid-mounted naturally-aspirated 6.5-liter V12 engine is said to produce around 800PS (789hp / 589kW). That would be some 60PS (59hp / 44kW) more than the Aventador S, which has 740PS (730hp / 545kW) and 690Nm (509lb-ft) of torque available on tap. Responsible for channeling the output to all four corners will be an upgraded version of the seven-speed semi-automatic single-clutch transmission.
Lamborghini’s spiritual successor to the Miura Jota and Diablo Jota could very well premiere before the end of the year. It will likely be offered in a limited production series, and knowing that certain supercar makers tend to preview their new products for potential customers long before their debut, we wouldn’t be surprised if some examples have already been spoken for.