Italian car maker is developing a new version of its hardcore V12 supercar; new pictures show how it’ll look

Lamborghini will launch a faster and more extreme Aventador called the SV J this year – and new spy pictures show how the hardcore V12 supercar will look.

The all-wheel-drive model is part of the latest Aventador S range and so is predicted to offer similar boosts in performance compared with its predecessor, the limited-to-600-cars SV.

Evidence for this added potency comes with the number of new aerodynamic pieces added to the exterior. Up front, there’s a significantly larger front splitter that rivals that fitted to the McLaren Senna, while at the back a new rear wing is held in place by two curved arms and a centre arm.

The car also sports new a dual-pipe exhaust system that blows engine waste gases out through the middle of the back end, rather than in the centre of the diffuser like the SV. This new technique, also used by the Huracán Performante, enhances the diffuser’s effectiveness by removing exhaust gases from an aerodynamically sensitive area.

Lamborghini has refrained from commenting on the pictures of the Aventador SV J development car, but Autocar understands that it will arrive later this year with a more powerful version of the Aventador S’s atmospheric 6.5-litre 12-cylinder engine.

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The Aventador S, which arrived in the second half of 2017, produces 730bhp, 40bhp more than the previous version. Applying the same jump to the SV J suggests it could have an output of around 780bhp – that would make it one of the market’s most potent supercars. To put that figure into perspective, that’s 90bhp more the wild Porsche 911 GT2 RS has.

Backing the prospects of this extreme performance is the use of the letter J, which stands for Jota. Jota, the Spanish word for the letter J, has been applied to some of Lamborghini’s most hardcore models, including race-homologated versions of the Miura and Diablo. Although the Aventador will not compete in motor racing – Lamborghini’s competition efforts are focused on the lighter Huracán – it emphasises the car’s abilities.

Jota models have a history of being produced in extremely low numbers. No more than 28 Diablo Jotas exist, while the Miura Jota and a more recent Aventador J were produced just once each. This suggests Aventador SV J build numbers might be kept below the 600 units of the SV. If that’s the case, the SV J’s pricing would likely jump substantially from the original SV’s £321,743 starting figure.

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10 April 2018

 Wild, as a Lamborghini should be.....

Peter Cavellini.

10 April 2018

the Spanish use the word "jota" for extreme performance versions? I remember watching a Laverda Jota racing at the TT in the 70s - poor old sod that I am!

10 April 2018

I believe it was originally used to make a Muira comply with FIA Appendix J regulations.

19 April 2018
Dont think many will buy with Paint work like that!!!!

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