As Lamborghini’s flagship model, the Aventador is an attention-getter no matter where its appears. Usually, it’s the supercar’s angular looks or the sounds from its snarling V12 that get all of the notice. At the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, Lamborghini just introduced an Aventador that wants the world to notice something else: raw speed and the capacity to be driven and driven well.
Christened the “Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce,” this incarnation of the Raging Bull is the meanest and most hardcore yet.
“The new Aventador Superveloce continues the Lamborghini tradition of (Superveloce) SV models, pushing the boundaries in terms of performance and pure driving emotion,” Lamborghini president and CEO Stephan Winkelmann said.
The Aventador SV is a car that’s focused purely on the art of going fast with out any of the unnecessary frills of its less intense siblings. Thinks of the SV as an unplugged album — a return to the fundamentals of speed.
At the heart of the SV is a redesigned version of the Aventador’s traditional 6.5-liter V12. This time, the massive powerplant produces an impressive 750 horsepower, with power transferred to the road through Lambo’s permanent all-wheel-drive system.
Lamborghini also put the Aventador on a carbon-fibre diet — shedding 110 pounds of weight in the process. And Lambo engineers fitted the SV with lightweight forged wheels and giant carbon ceramic brakes.
The result is a terrifying fast road racer capable of hitting 62 mph from a standstill in just 2.8 seconds, reaching a top speed greater than — Gulp! — 217 mph!
Inside the SV, the cockpit is all business. Most of the standard Aventador’s luxury features have been stripped away to save weight. In fact, parts of the Lambo’s normally unseen carbon-fibre monocoque are now visible.
Occupants inside the SV enjoy a pair of lightweight seats upholstered with a carbon fibre fabric and a old-school electronic racing dashboard.
Like the interior, the exterior of the Aventador SV definitely favours function over form. Here, Lamborghini has beefed up all of the supercar’s aerodynamics to provide optimal road-holding ability to its drivers. In fact, the SV is more aerodynamically efficient and offers 170% more downforce, compared to the standard Aventador. The company has also redesigned the Aventador’s exhaust system for the SV, improving engine responsiveness and giving the car quite a rumble at low revs.
This monster is expected to hit showrooms later this spring.
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