Lamborghini Aventador SV Jota Could Be Our New Favorite Supercar

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.

  • Six_Tymes

    so far this looks fantastic, and the specs sound impressive as well.

  • Zandit75

    Looks like it needs more grip, pretty squirmy through some of those corners.
    Maybe Hammond will like this one better as is seems like Lamborghini wants to kill the driver again!!

    • Given how impressive Performante and old SV, I think the finish products will addressed those issues.

    • SteersUright

      Its big and heavy for a true sports car, likely a handful to drive at the limit as it always has been. That said, I cant imagine its anything but thrilling given the gorgeous extreme looks and that v12 engine sound!

      • “Its big and heavy for a true sports car” have you read Evo or Car review. The beauty of modern big Lambo is that they felt more nimble than they look. The old Aventador is really grippy and engaging. Not to mention the facelift four wheel steering system has been praise a lot.

        • SteersUright

          Would you really imagine that I, like all the other car geeks here, am in the comments section of an auto blog and I haven’t read those reviews?
          I repeat, it is not a true sports car. Lambo offers the Huracan as its agile, lighter, alternative for those who seek out that sort of experience. The big brother Aventador (Murcielago prior, etc) offers a stunning driving experience but is compromised by excess weight, poor visibility (due to its gorgeous low wedge shape), an antiquated, automated single-clutch gearbox, excess width/size, and more.
          The Aventador and especially the SV, offer an otherworldly driving experience worth every penny of their cost. But if a consumer wants agility, visibility, lightness, and all the hallmarks of a truly excellent sports car they will look elsewhere. The Aventador is simply an offering of a different philosophy.

  • Blue Gum

    Understeering pretty consistently.

  • eb110americana

    This is so weird. I had a dream last night that my dad gave me a hand-me-down white C7 Stingray Corvette. I took it to clean it up and it turned out to be pretty stripped out inside like a racecar. It kept getting worse as the dream progressed, as I was driving it at first, but by the end it was pretty much just a white car cover over an engine and bare chassis.

    I was at the grocery store this morning (IRL, not dreaming anymore), loading my groceries into my truck, and I hear the unmistakable sound of GM LS/LT V8 behind me. I spin around to see parked directly behind me, a white C7 Z06 that has just been started (it wasn’t there when I parked about 20 minutes earlier). Now I watch a video of the Aventador SV Jota, and cameo by a white ZR1 at the end?!

  • smartacus

    it’s wearing big shoes, but
    it’s also got big shoes to fill.

    Serious lap records stand
    at Nurburgring, Sachsenring,
    Laguna Seca, Willow Springs,
    Virginia International Raceway
    that are mostly held by Porsche

    • SteersUright

      Thats the Huracan’s turf. The Aventador and its predecessors were more about the supercar experience from extreme looks and crazy v12 engine, not necessarily track times. They’re 4wd and just always were a bit big and heavy. They do lay down some impressive acceleration times and decent enough track times though, but every reviewer always says they’re terrifying at the extreme limits.

  • SteersUright

    A beauty in sight and sound, a thorough supercar!
    Still, I have to add, Lambo’s were once the definitive supercars. With todays level of extreme competition in this category, Lambo needs to take bigger chances and make their cars more extreme looking and performing. They have no answer to the LaFerrari, Porsche 918, Bugatti Veyron, upcoming MB AMG One, Aston Valkyrie, and more. I get the Urus was a priority to get the bills paid and have no issues with it (looks kinda cool actually). But the super/hyper/uber cars define the brand.

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