Lamborghini Aventador SVJ makes pure driving perfection
The new Aventador SVJ, where SV historically stands for Superveloce - meaning ‘superfast’ - takes the ‘Jota’ suffix, denoting its track and performance superiority: the Aventador SVJ has already claimed its position as the Nürburgring-Nordschleife production car record holder, completing the 20.6 km lap in just 6:44.97 minutes. Production is limited to 900 units. A special edition, named SVJ 63, is exclusively unveiled on the concept lawn at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
Lamborghini claims 40% more downforce than the Aventador SV. The front end is wider than before, with a newly designed bumper that incorporates hungry-looking air intakes. The side skirts are new, and help to channel air into even bigger and more prominent side air intakes than those of the regular Aventador. Around the back, the SVJ's enormous rear spoiler is also new, and incorporates side winglets that improve aerodynamics.
Both the rear spoiler and nose incorporate moving components that form part of Lamborghini's active aerodynamics system. The SVJ's exhaust system is just as unmissable: its twin, large, high-mounted exits are said to resemble those on sports motorbikes. They protrude above a distinctive rear diffuser with six vertical vanes, which represents the final stage in managing airflow as it passes beneath the car – again with aerodynamics and downforce in mind.
There's a set of special 'Nireo' alloy wheels that contribute additional weight-saving, with an alternative 'Lerion' design available, both being wrapped in specially developed Pirelli P Zero Corsa tyres. The look is completed by a quick-release engine cover with a design that matches the 'Y' theme seen elsewhere, and that affords a view of the powerful V12 engine concealed below. Only 900 examples will be offered for £291,667 plus tax. ■