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Why The Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Is So Fast

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Take a behind the scenes look at this amazing system.

Lamborghini is gearing up to phase out its flagship Aventador supercar, but before it goes away, the company wanted to give it one last hoorah with the ultimate final edition. The Aventador SJV is the company's fastest car ever and it currently holds the production car lap record around the Nurburgring. There are many engineering accomplishments that help the SVJ lap a track at such a high speed. The 770-horsepower 6.5-liter V12 has something to do with it, but the ALA 2.0 (Aerodinamica Lamborghini Attiva) aerodynamics system is the real star of the show.

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We first saw the ALA system on the Huracan Performante, where it helped the car lap tracks with blistering speed. This 2.0 version is even more advanced with a disconnected front splitter, hood-mounted air outlet, underbody vortex generators, and a rear diffuser. All of these improvements add up to produce 40% more downforce than the Aventador SV as well as a lower drag coefficient. In order to show off how well this system actually works, Lamborghini published a video detailing the ALA 2.0 system.

The video starts by showing how the aerodynamic pieces in the front can adjust to help the car reach higher top speeds. At the rear, the spoiler can adjust itself to produce more or less downforce depending on the situation. On straightaways, it can reduce drag to allow for higher top speeds, then adjust to keep the car planted during cornering. The whole thing can be a bit overwhelming when described in words, but this video does an excellent job of showing how the Aventador SVJ can get around a track so quickly.