We are delighted to share images and information from Automobili Lamborghini for their stunning Lamborghini Aventador SVJ supercar which was unleashed onto the world stage at the Monterey Car Week in California at “The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering”. The refining of exceptional design, revolutionary advancement in technology and the ultimate in handling, performance and driver enjoyment, the Aventador SVJ presents pure driving perfection, taking the concept of a super sports car to a new level.
So what does SVJ mean? Well, add Superveloce (superfast) is added to ‘Jota’, which represents its track and performance superiority and you have the Aventador SVJ which has already taken its place 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.
With only 900 units planned, this really is a special edition. Named SVJ 63 pays respect to Lamborghini’s founding year of 1963: produced in a unique configuration, it exhibits the lavish use of carbon fiber and is made in an additional limited number of just 63.
“The Aventador SVJ is an innovative car and represents the absolute pinnacle of our super sports car product range,” said Stefano Domenicali, Automobili Lamborghini Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “The challenge to Lamborghini designers and engineers was to improve the purest essence of the Lamborghini super sports car, drawing on every inspiration from a space ship to a jet fighter: all the most exceptional examples of super-fast, super-athletic, aerodynamic superiority. The Aventador SVJ takes another step into the future, shaping the potential for super sports car development.”
Overall performance improved
The lap record for the Aventador SVJ’s Nürburgring-Nordschleife is evidence of the measure of its performance. The optimised power plant makes this supercar the most powerful series production V12-engined car produced to date by Lamborghini. The SVJ boasts an increase in power to 770 hp (566 kW) at maximum 8,500 rpm with and impressive output of 720 Nm of torque at 6,750 rpm, while a dry weight of just 1,525 kg allows the SVJ to achieve a weight-to-power ratio of 1.98 kg/hp. If that’s not impressive enough, the SVJ accelerates from standing to 100 km/h in 2.8 seconds and from 0 to 200 km/h in 8.6 seconds – phew! A top speed of more than 350 km/h is partnered with a braking distance of 100 km/h to 0 in 30 meters.
You might think the Aventador is just a super sports car produced to hit the top performance stats but you’d be wrong. The development ethos of the Aventador SVJ and its very character in terms of design, aerodynamic technologies and efficiency, weight-to-power as well as performance, is to create an exacting driver’s perfect car.
The aerodynamic supremacy of the Aventador SVJ
Every aspect of the Aventador SVJ reverberates its aerodynamic capabilities. The SVJ is more advanced in its looks when compared to the Aventador S, with every feature of its ‘form follows function’ design a reminder of its raison d’être on road and track: innovate to be the best. The main inspiration in design was a significant downforce improvement compared to the previous Aventador SV: +40% on both axles with an improved drag coefficient -1%.
The car is wider from the front: a new front bumper with integrated side fins showcases a new air intake and features the inclusion of Aerodinamica Lamborghini Attiva (ALA), Lamborghini’s patented active aerodynamics technologies.
The disconnected front splitter accentuates the illusion of a floating component, while giving a channel for airflow. A tri-dimensional air outlet on the hood directs airflow, improves both drag and downforce, and intimates to the aerodynamic purpose of the SVJ’s design. The upper body aerodynamic optimization has contributed 70% to the total downforce improvement in the SVJ over the SV.
The SVJ’s rocker is entirely new, taking on the ‘Y’ theme found in Lamborghini cars while also resembling forms found in jet fighters. The larger side air intakes and the newly designed front side fins reduce drag and improve overall cooling. An improved underbody aero design with vortex generators works along with front diffusers and a new, extreme-design rear diffuser, along with with divergent fins, contributes 30% to the total downforce improvement.
The rear wing of the SVJ has been designed for most advanced aerodynamic efficiency, based on a new air foil; an optimized ALA 2.0 system; and side winglets to bring down turbulence while providing high downforce on the straight as well as in high speed corners.
At the back of the supercar the location of the high-mounted naked exhaust looks like those found on extreme motorbikes, as well as reducing weight thanks to its location to the engine: the exhaust system itself is also lighter. The Omega-shape rear bumper encompasses a large new diffuser that contributes to downforce, while a new high-mounted rear wing is made entirely in carbon fiber with its integrated ALA system.
The brand-new rear engine bonnet has been redesigned for the SVJ: it is created from lightweight carbon fiber and can be removed thanks to quick release clips in homage to motor racing. It also takes on the ‘Y’ theme that acknowledges the updated V12 power plant below, while stressing the car’s high performance characteristics. Super-light ‘Nireo’ aluminium rims are designed specifically for the SVJ, reducing weight and adding to the extreme dynamism of the car. Optional ‘Leirion’ aluminium rims with ‘Y’ and hexagonal details are also optional. The Italian flag detail on the side wing is a reminder of the Lamborghini’s Italian super sports car heritage.