We can confirm that Lamborghini will hold the world premiere of the Aventador SVJ Roadster at next week’s Geneva Motor Show. SVJ stands for Superveloce Jota and has been used by Lamborghini for its most extreme track focused variants.
According to Carscoops’ sources, the open-air version of the limited-run Aventador SVJ retains the regular Roadster’s removable carbon-fiber dual roof panels that each weigh about 13 pounds (or 6kg) and can be stored in the front trunk. It also keeps the powered rear window that can be lowered or raised regardless of the panels.
Other than that and a small weight penalty incurred by structural reinforcements, the Aventador SVJ Roadster will be identical to its furious coupe sibling that currently holds the Nürburgring record for a street-legal production car with a time of 6:44.97.
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Power will come from a tuned naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V12 with titanium intake valves producing 770PS (759hp) and 531 lb-ft (720 Nm) of torque available at 6,750 rpm, an increase of 39hp and 22 lb-ft respectively over the Aventador S’.
Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster render by Aksyonov Nikita.
It will also be given the same cosmetic and aerodynamic treatment as the track-focused coupe, including the new version of the Aerodinamica Lamborghini Attiva (ALA) system with movable spoilers, a prominent rear diffuser, tweaked underbody and a big rear wing that will all help increase downforce by up to 40 percent.
Improvements will be applied to the suspension, seven-speed automated manual gearbox, stability control and ABS. Furthermore, the four-wheel drive system will send slightly more torque rearwards (around 3%) with the Roadster riding on bespoke Nireo wheel wrapped in specially made Pirelli P Zero Corsa rubber
We’re told to expect sales of the Aventador SVJ Roadster to begin later this year. We don’t know yet how many cars will be produced, but the coupe is limited to 900 examples, plus an additional 63 units in ’63 Edition’ guise.
*Note: Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Coupe pictured below