Lamborghini is said to be developing a new, hardcore variant of the Aventador as perhaps the swansong for its naturally-aspirated 6.5-liter V12 engine.
On the back of a recent report that the Aventador’s successor may not launch until 2024, there had been speculation that the Italian marque would need to keep the current model fresh with a variant superseding the current SVJ. According to a member of the McLaren Life forums, this is exactly what Lamborghini is planning.
Member ‘Champagne612’, who claims to have a Sian FKP 37 on order, claims he recently got a preview of the hardcore Aventador SVR in question. He claims that it’s uprated 6.5-liter V12 engine, devoid of any hybrid technology, will deliver 830 hp, easily eclipsing the 770 hp offered up by the Aventador SVJ.
It’s not just on a powertrain where the SVR will allegedly have the SVJ beat. The member claims that it will be capped at just 40 units making it significantly rarer than the SVJ. He goes on to describe it as “Lamborghini’s version of FXX” indicating that it will be a track-only special.
If it’s true that the Lamborghini Aventador will stick around until 2024, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that the company is working on at least one final variant. We happen to think that if the SVR in question is indeed restricted to track use, there’s a good chance a street-legal version could hit the market before the Aventador is sent on its way.