The new Lamborghini Aventador SVJ is an aerodynamic beast


Lamborghini’s record-breaking bull, the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ has just been unveiled in full during Monterey Car Week in California. Only 900 units of the Aventador Superveloce Jota will be made, and it represents Lamborghini’s idea of the ultimate track-focused supercar.

The main goal of the engineers when creating the Aventador SVJ is to take aerodynamic supremacy to the next level with 40 per cent increase in downforce on both front and rear axles while reducing drag coefficient.

This was achieved with a wider front bumper with integrated side fins, tri-dimensional air outlet on the hood, improved underbody aero with vortex generators, more aggressive rear diffusers and “Y” design rocker covers. The SVJ boasts 70 per cent improved downforce compared to the SV.

Lamborghini’s patented Aerodinamica Lamborghini Attiva (ALA) system that was first seen on the Huracan Performante has also made its way to the Aventador SVJ with some slight improvements – ALA 2.0. In the ALA 2.0, the system has been re-calibrated to balance the car’s enhanced lateral accelerations.

Other chassis tuning includes 50 per cent stiffer anti-roll bars, 15 per cent higher damping force on the Magneto Rheological Suspension (LMS), re-engineered rear-wheel steering (LRS) and rebalanced power steering for improved steering precision and natural feedback.

Under the hood, the 6.5-litre naturally aspirated V12 now features a new titanium intake valve, modified intake cylinder head duct and a new lightweight exhaust system to boost output to 770 hp and 720 Nm of torque. Century sprint now takes 2.8 seconds and 0 to 200 km/h takes 8.6 seconds onwards to a top speed of over 350 km/h.

Drive is channelled to all four wheels (now 3 per cent more torque being sent to the rear wheels) via an optimised seven-speed Independent Shifting Road (ISR) single clutch gearbox. The aerodynamic enhancements and performance gains collectively help the Aventador SVJ to take the lap record of the Nürburgring Nordschleife with a time of 6 minutes 44.97 seconds.

The flagship V12 supercar is also available as a special SVJ 63 edition where it pays homage to the brand’s founding year of 1963. It differs with the extensive use of carbon fibre around the vehicle and is made in an additional limited number of 63 units.

Pricing for the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ starts from €349k (RM1.6 million) before options in Europe. Enlist the help of Lamborghini’s customisation arm, Ad Personam and you’ll be looking at an even more eye watery figure.


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Lamborghini Aventador SVJ

Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Edition 63


Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

He believes that the perfect remedy to Monday blues is a mixture of 4 wheels, clear roads and a pinch of twisty tarmac. A hot hatch is the icing on the cake.
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