You’re looking at the fastest production car around the Nordschleife yet.
There’s a new production car king of the ‘Ring, and this time it’s not Porsche. In fact – and this may not be that surprising – it’s a Lamborghini. After the Huracán Performante took the production car lap record in 2016, the Porsche GT2 RS bested its time last year. Now, Lamborghini brought this yet-to-be-revealed Aventador SVJ to lay down a new record. And it set a blistering time, at just 6:44.97 minutes around the 20.6 kilometer (12.8 mile) circuit.
So, what is the Aventador SVJ all about? Speed, clearly, and taking Lamborghini’s wedge-shaped supercar to all new heights. “The Aventador SVJ takes the Jota suffix, following the Lamborghini tradition for denoting a car’s track-focused talent,” says Lamborghini CEO Stefano Domenicali. While Lamborghini has not released official specs on the Aventador SVJ, it does pack a higher output and lighter weight than the standard road car. The Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 SV (SuperVeloce) churns out 740 horsepower from its 6.5-liter V12 engine and sprints from 0-60 in 2.8 seconds.
This car takes those specs and goes even further, creating one of the most potent track-focused Lamborghini’s yet. Take a weight-to-power ratio of 4.37 pounds per horsepower, a power bump, and reworked suspension and steering over the standard Aventador S or SV models, and you get a car that set a time nearly 15 seconds ahead of what the SV laid down back in 2015.
The Aventador SVJ comes equipped with the company’s ALA 2.0 active aerodynamics system. It allows “aero vectoring”, using flaps to generate more downforce from side to side, which increases cornering speed. Pirelli also pitched in toward the record attempt with a set of P Zero Trofeo R tires developed specifically for this car.
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