Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Is A Green, Lean, Adrenaline-Pumping Machine

Nearly eight years after production kicked off, and one mid-life cycle update later, the Aventador is still going strong.

The wild looks, proper driving dynamics and naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V12 that’s mated to a single-clutch ISR 7-speed gearbox offering exhilarating performance, have seen to that.

The bad news is that it’s, inevitably, nearing the end of its lifespan. But with the introduction of the SVJ in 2018, it manages to be more exciting than ever. In fact, not only was it faster on the Nurburgring than the hybrid hypercar trio from Ferrari, McLaren and Porsche, but it also broke the lap record for production cars. Amazing what a properly tuned version of an eight-year old supercar can do, isn’t it?

Also Watch: Official: Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Lapped Nurburgring In A Stunning 6:44.97

With active aerodynamics, active rear wheel steering and reduced weight, the engineers truly went the extra mile in transforming the Aventador SVJ into something significantly more capable compared to the non-too-shabby Aventador S.

With 770 PS (759 hp / 566 kW) and 720 Nm (531 lb-ft) of torque, it’s also more powerful than the 740 PS (544 kW / 730 hp) Aventador S. It needs 2.8 seconds to sprint to 100 km/h (62 mph), and maxes out at 350 km/h (217 mph).

Now, everything that we needed to know has been said about it ever since it broke cover last summer. However, Autocar subjected it to a different kind of test, taking it to Portugal’s Estoril track that has recently been resurfaced and giving it some stick.

Evidently, the reviewer was mesmerized by it, stating that it’s difficult not to fall in love with it. Hard to argue with that…

 

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