Range-topping Aventador beat Porsche 911 GT2 RS around the Nurburgring with a time of 6 minutes and 44.97 seconds, albeit still wearing a disguise
8 August 2018

The reveal process of the Lamborghini Aventador Superveloce Jota has begun, with the brand's first preview of the car showing bonnet vents flanking the Lamborghini badge.

No details accompany the image, but recently revealed onboard video footage showed the SVJ becoming the fastest production car ever to lap the Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit.

The successful record attempt, set by Lamborghini factory driver Marco Mapelli, shows the upcoming SVJ completing the lap in a time of 6min 44:97sec - making the range-topping Lambo 2.27sec faster around the fearsome track than Porsche’s 690bhp 911 GT2 RS. It’s also just under 15sec faster than the Aventador SV.

A report leaked ahead of official confirmation of the lap time claimed the SVJ produces 759bhp from its 6.5-litre V12 - 69bhp more than the GT2 RS and 20bhp more than the current Lamborghini flagship, the Aventador SV.

The Italian supercar maker will officially reveal the Aventador SVJ at the Monterey Car Week next month, with an ever-increasing number of teaser videos being posted online. Previous videos have boasted about the car having “the best aerodynamic efficiency” and claims of class-leading power-to-weight ratios have also been made.

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At the front, there’s a significantly larger front splitter than that fitted to the McLaren Senna, and a new rear wing is held in place by two curved arms and a centre arm.

The car also sports a new 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.

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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, which would make it one of the market’s most potent supercars. To put that figure into perspective, that’s 90bhp more the Porsche 911 GT2 RS.

Backing the prospects of this extreme performance is the use of the letter J, which stands for Jota, the Spanish word for the letter J. Jota 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, and just one each of the Miura Jota and a more recent Aventador J were produced. 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!

26 July 2018
johnfaganwilliams wrote:

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!

It's believed that the three-cylindered Laverda Jota was thus named because of the Spanish Jota dance music, which is in 3/4 or 6/8 time. I remember LJK Setright enthusing about the Jota. He would, though, as it was a bit of a left-field choice and he always was a bit of a clever-dick.

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!!!!

7 July 2018
What about the Nio?

26 July 2018
jason_recliner wrote:

What about the Nio?

The NIO is not a production car, yet! So its opponent is the 919 Evo and it was largely beaten by it.

7 July 2018

All well and good but you can add anything from 30 to 120 seconds, depending on the buyer.  I'd be very proud if I can get within a minute, maybe less with lots of coaching.

7 July 2018
This should be a glorious flamboyant car that has absolutely no business at the Nurburgring.

It is totally contrary to the spirit of the car and company.

I will think much the worse of it if it sets out to achieve this vacuous pointless quest.

26 July 2018

It's a Lambo FFS, created to beat Ferrari at its own game, how has there ever been a more appropriate production car to achieve this??

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