Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Arrives With Aggression From The Depths Of Hell

The Lamborghini Aventador SVJ has finally premiered at the Monterey Car Week and yes, it’s everything we’d been hoping for.

As you’ll probably know by now, the Aventador SVJ is the most hardcore mid-engine Lamborghini ever and pushes the performance boundaries to heights previously unexplored by the Italian automaker. In fact, the car set a production car lap record at the Nurburgring during its development.

Under the skin, Lamborghini has fettled with the naturally-aspirated 6.5-liter V12 engine so it now delivers 770 hp and 531 lb-ft (720 Nm) of torque. Consequently, the SVJ can rocket to 62 mph (100 km/h) in a blistering 2.8 seconds, 124 mph (200 km/h) in 8.6 seconds and continue through to a 216 mph (350 km/h) top speed. While that figure is no greater than the ‘regular’ Aventador, it is mighty impressive when you consider all the crazy wings and splitters jutting out of the supercar’s exterior.

Like the Aventador S, the SVJ employs Lamborghini’s rear-wheel steering system to improve manoeuvrability at low speeds and stability during high-speed cornering. Power is sent to the ground via the marque’s ISR seven-speed transmission and bespoke Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires.

Now for the most obvious point of difference between the SVJ and all other Aventadors to come before it; the exterior.

Lamborghini has outfitted the car with the second iteration of Aerodinamica Lamborghini Attiva (ALA). This advanced active aerodynamic system premiered on the Huracan Performante and has been further refined to help increase the car’s downforce by 40 per cent while also reducing drag by one percent.

At the front, the Aventador SVJ sports a pair of flaps which can be actived in less than 500 milliseconds. When the system is enabled and the flaps open up, the vehicle’s drag coefficient improves, helping to boost straight-line performance. At the rear, the flaps close when ALA is off. However, the real magic at the rear happens when ALA is on as a central tunnel funnels air through the rear wing and depending on the direction of a turn, either opens the right or left side flap of the wing, improving downforce on the side where it is needed most.

The Lamborghini Aventador SVJ looks ready to bite your head off.

Beyond these active aero parts, numerous other changes adorn the vehicle’s exterior. For example, there’s an entirely new carbon fiber roof and rear decklid which hides most of the engine bay. Additionally, Lamborghini has employed a new splitter at the front, bespoke side skirts and installed a set of custom wheels. The SVJ makes the Aventador SV look ordinary.

At Pebble Beach, Lamborghini has unveiled the Aventador SVJ 63. This example pays homage to Lamborghini’s founding year of 1963 and will be limited to just 63 units. It incorporates a bespoke white and black paint scheme with gold accents and ’63’ stickers.

Production of the regular Lamborghini Aventador SVJ will be capped at 900 units with prices starting at $517,700 in the United States.

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  • Denzel

    That’s how you go out with a bang. Huge congratulations to Lamborghini for not overdoing the design.

    • exeptor

      Most probably a different taste, but are you sure that we are looking at the same pictures. The white one looks like one of the Mansory abomination. Green one is better, but still comparing with Huracan Performante and the way it adds aerodynamic to the base model, I think that SVJ is way overdone. Still a fabulous car.

  • Nordschleife

    As stated before. I am good with everything but those nostrils.

  • Christian

    Meh… I drive a Honda Fit….

    • Honda NSX-R

      Damn that’s a badass car

  • Kaisuke971

    Damn what a car, love the 63 model design scheme. Lamborghini has gone a long way since Audi took over, i’m definitely looking forward to what their next gen cars are gonna be like if the Performante is ad praised as it is and the SVJ looks like this

  • I can’t wait to see it being tested, the ALA system would work wonderfully with larger Aventador, not to mentioned the V12 soundtrack.

  • eb110americana

    The SVJ is impressive, but the lead up ruined this one for me. It’s been slow-leaked for so long, that there isn’t really any kind of unveiling. I would have rather they just kept it secret and we find out about it now. It’s kind of like the latest cell phones. There used to be hour plus long live stream releases, now people hardly pay attention when a new one hits the market.

  • ksegg

    Jesus Christ, how many variants of the Aventador do we have now? I lost count.

    Is this going to be a Zonda thing, where they keep making “Final” versions for the next 20 years.

    • Nahh Zonda is different all together.

      This is to be fair an Aventador 2.0. The Aventador S is in my opinion almost half a new car, and Lamborghini also consider it as a brand new model, as they skip the 4000 unit limit of original Aventador.

  • Matthew Boyd

    Cool article title and what a brutal looking car…Might kill the owner.

  • Teddy Wijaya

    this is for the people who can’t afford new bugatti divo…

    • Bugatti and Lamborghini sits in two different market…. It’s like saying Touareg is for people who can’t afford Bentayga.

  • Six Thousand Times

    It’s ridiculous -just as it should be.

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