Lamborghini launched an much more highly effective, sooner and pricier model of the unique V12-powered Lamborghini Aventador at an occasion in California on Thursday night time.
Known as the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ, its engine is tuned to supply as a lot as 770 horsepower. It might probably go from zero to 60 miles an hour in simply below three seconds and take turns sooner. Even earlier than it was formally launched to the general public, it set the report for the quickest lap by a manufacturing facility manufacturing automobile at Germany’s well-known Nürburgring-Nordschleife observe, thought-about one of the crucial difficult programs on this planet.
Solely 900 of the automobiles will likely be made at a value of $518,000 every.
The Aventador SVJ is actually an improved model of the “common” Lamborghini Aventador S, which has a 729 horsepower V12 and prices about $100,000 much less.
The SVJ stand for Tremendous Veloce Jota. Tremendous Veloce means “tremendous quick” in Italian. Jota was a reputation first given to a one-of-a-kind excessive efficiency model of the basic Lamborghini Miura again in 1970. It is Spanish for the letter J and, on this case, it refers to Appendix J of the FIA racing handbook, which laid out rules for sports activities automobiles and grand touring automobiles. (The FIA, the Fédération Internationale de l’Car, is a corporation that oversees a wide range of automobile races.)
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Like different Lamborghini Aventador fashions, this automobile has all-wheel-drive, all-wheel-steering — the again wheels flip barely in addition to the entrance — and a quick-shifting seven-speed automated transmission. For the sake of aerodynamics, there are a variety of seen adjustments on the skin of the automobile, essentially the most notable being an unlimited rear wing.
However a few of the most fascinating adjustments are nearly unimaginable to see. As an illustration, that rear wing has small slit-like vents that may change the air move below it. Ordinarily, the wing pushes the again finish of the automobile down onto the pavement to enhance traction. Because the automobile corners, air will likely be channeled by the underside vents on only one facet. That disrupts air move, lowering downward strain on that facet of the automobile, which helps hold the automobile flat, counteracting its pure tendency to lean towards the skin of a flip. The vents can be turned on throughout the entire wing without delay to scale back downforce for terribly excessive straight-line speeds.
The brand new supercar was revealed within the midst of what’s unofficially referred to as Pebble Seashore automobile week, the times main as much as the celebrated Pebble Seashore Concours d’Magnificence basic automobile present. It is a time when many high-end automakers unveil automobiles supposed for the wealthiest patrons.
Lamborghini additionally unveiled a particular model of the automobile known as the Aventador SVJ 63. The quantity 63, emblazoned on the facet of the white automobile, which has a roof exhibiting unpainted carbon fiber, commemorates the 12 months of Lamborghini’s founding, 1963. Solely 63 will likely be made.
CNNMoney (Monterey, California) First printed August 24, 2018: 10:08 AM ET