The Lamborghini Aventador SVJ has an absolutely wild launch control system and, if the supercar’s engine is warm enough when accelerating off the line, it can spew flames like a rocket before take-off.
This video from Germany shows a grey Aventador SVJ going against an Audi R8 down an empty runway during a recent drag racing event held by The Drivers Club. If you weren’t already a fan of the hardcore Raging Bull (which we doubt…), watching one launch like this is bound to win you over.
As you probably already know, the SVJ is powered by a naturally-aspirated 6.5-liter V12. This is the same basic engine used in all Aventadors, but it has undergone a series of modifications, so it now pumps out 759 hp and 531 lb-ft (720 Nm) of torque. Other upgrades made to the Italian supercar include a bespoke exhaust system with two large tailpipes which exit out of the center of the rear fascia – and, as you can see, have a habit of shooting flames when drivers depress the accelerator.
What’s particularly cool about this video is that the Aventador doesn’t just spit flames at the start line; even as it accelerates down the runway, it continues to breath fire.
We’ve seen a number of wild SVJs get delivered this year, including one painted in a shade dubbed Rosso Efesto back in March as well as a matte purple example with gold wheels we first noticed back in May. Color, though, is a non-issue compared to the performance and flame-spitting show the super Lambo can put on.