Onboard Video: Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Vs Porsche 911 GT2 RS Nurburgring Lap

Last month, the yet-to-be-released Lamborghini Aventador SVJ set a production car lap record around the Nurburgring, completing the feared circuit in 6:44.97.

In doing so, the Italian supercar topped the previous record of the Porsche 911 GT2 RS which stood for roughly nine months at 6 minutes and 47.3 seconds. Across the 20.6 km (12.8 mile) circuit, just what does a difference of 2.3 seconds look like? This video shows exactly that.

This clip compares the on-board videos of the two blistering runs and shows just how close the duo are. If you look closely, you’ll notice that at times during the first section of the lap, the GT2 RS was actually slightly faster than the Aventador SVJ and it wasn’t until the high-speed sections that the Italian started to ever so slower pull ahead.

This isn’t surprising. Whereas the twin-turbocharged six-cylinder engine of the GT2 RS pumps out 690 hp, the Aventador SVJ has 759 hp from its naturally-aspirated 6.0-liter V12, giving it an edge when it comes to acceleration.

While Lamborghini holds the crown around the Nurburgring, it is the Volkswagen Group that is the real winner here. Prior to the GT2 RS’s record, the Lamborghini Huracan Performante was the king of the ‘ring and before that, the hybrid Porsche 918 Spyder reigned supreme. When you add in the Porsche 911 GT3 RS and Lamborghini Aventador SV, you’ll realize that the Volkswagen Group has six road cars to have slipped under the seven minute barrier.

As if that wasn’t enough, Porsche also holds the outright lap record around the circuit after its unrestricted 919 Hybrid Evo lapped Green Hell in an extraordinary 5 minutes and 19.546 seconds in late June.


  • Bob

    That Lambo was just quicker. It started off slightly behind the Porsche but then built up a fair lead by the end of the lap.

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