Lamborghini built a convertible version of the Huracan Performante, so why not the Aventador SVJ?
Last week, Lamborghini lifted the wraps off the savage Aventador Superveloce Jota. Currently, the car is only available as a coupe, but new evidence suggests that Lamborghini is building a Roadster variant – and it could be coming sooner, rather than later. AutoGuide has discovered an executive order signed by the California Air Resources Board on August 23rd certifying four Lamborghini models for 2019: the Aventador S Coupe, the Aventador S Roadster, the Aventador SVJ Coupe, and the Aventador SVJ Roadster.
Since the Huracan Performance Spyder launched last year, we're not surprised that a convertible Aventador SVJ is in the pipeline, but at least the car’s existence has been practically confirmed. What we don’t know, however, is how many cars Lamborghini plans to build since it hasn’t been confirmed if the Aventador SVJ’s 900-car production run includes the roadster or just the coupe. For reference, the SVJ’s predecessor, the SV, was limited to 600 coupes and 500 roadsters.
No other details have been confirmed, but the Aventador SVJ Roadster should retain the coupe’s naturally-aspirated 6.5-liter V12 that produces 770 horsepower and 531 lb-ft of torque. In the coupe, 0-62 mph takes 2.8 seconds before topping out at 216 mph. Thanks to the car’s active aerodynamics borrowed from the Huracan Performante, the Aventador SVJ became the fastest production car to ever lap the Nurburgring.
As with most convertibles, the Roadster will probably be slightly slower due to the extra weight, but it will still be one of the fastest droptops in the world. To give you an idea how much heavier it could be, the previous SV Roadster gained an extra 110 pounds over the coupe. An official reveal could happen before the end of the year, but in the meantime, artist Aksyonov Nikita has produced a render showing what the roofless Lamborghini Aventador SVJ could look like. This is going to be one mean-looking convertible.