To rival the Aston Martin Valkyrie, Lamborghini boss Stefano Domenicali has confirmed that the firm is contemplating an “extreme aero” limited-series production car
23 October 2018

Lamborghini boss Stefano Domenicali has confirmed that the firm is considering an “extreme aero” limited-series production car to rival the McLaren Senna and Aston Martin Valkyrie.

Such a car would be “in the vein of Centenario and Veneno” – two multimillion-pound hypercars with strictly capped build runs.

It could potentially offer an even more aggressive version of the aerodynamic package found on the new Aventador Superveloce Jota (SVJ). It would be likely to stick with a naturally aspirated engine, as is Lamborghini’s long-standing preference, but could employ a hybrid system to make up for the lack of a turbocharger.

Whether the model would be closer in price to the £750,000 Senna or the £2.5 million Valkyrie remains to be seen.

Domenicali also confirmed the importance of Nürburgring lap times to Lamborghini, weeks after the Aventador SVJ set the production car lap record at the track.

However, he claimed cars such as this are not “one-lap cars” with “technologies that work over a short time, but can’t maintain their performance”. He said the brand’s cars “must be able to maintain a high level of performance lap after lap”.

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23 October 2018

  That’ll be something, how do you top your best Current Lamborghini?

23 October 2018

As long as it’s better than that hideous Veneno. 3 million quid for an Aventador with bits stuck onto it. Back when it was revealed you could almost buy the complete “holy trinity” for the price of one. Was a sorry drop from the star quality of cars such as the Reventon (Centenario isn’t bad either)

23 October 2018
This really worries me, not because of this car, but for the future of Lamborghinis in general. It has nothing to do with the spirit of the brand.

'Extreme Aero' always makes for very ugly cars that are fast around race tracks for no reason whatsoever.

Lamborghini should sort out their terrible gearbox first (and offer a manual option). And stick to what they are good at.

Fast, loud, and above all, cool.

24 October 2018

Don't know what the fuss is all about.  It's just building a racing car with the fig leaf of road legality.  So it's just a matter or who is prepared to be most extreme.  I would far rather spend the money on a car that's excellent on the road and then tow a proper race car to the track.

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