The ultimate Aventador has arrived.
Lamborghini has already teased it six ways to Sunday and we already know that it holds the lap record for production cars at the Nurburgring, beating out the Porsche 911 GT2 RS. Now the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ and the surprise SVJ 63 have finally made their debut at the 2018 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. As we expected, the SVJ is a performance monster, with stats that put it on the top of the supercar heap. Hold on to your spleens, because it's about to get wild.
Here are the important figures. The 6.5-liter V12 has been tuned so that it now produces 770 horsepower at 8,500 rpm and 531 lb-ft of torque at 6,750 rpm. Lamborghini has kept the SVJ as light as possible with a dry weight of 1,525 kg (3,362 pounds) giving it a weight-to-power ratio of 1.98 kg/hp. 0-62 mph takes just 2.8 seconds and 0-124 mph takes just 8.6 seconds.
Those stats are pretty spectacular, but the most important figure is the 6:44.97 lap time around the Nürburgring-Nordschleife, making it the fastest production car ever around the green hell - perhaps that why Lamborghini decided to show it off in two different shades of green.
All of that power may have had something to do with the lap record, but the more important factor was the SVJ's advanced aerodynamics. The SVJ has 40% more downforce than the standard SV and a lower drag coefficient by 1%. The car features Lamborghini's new Aerodinamica Lamborghini Attiva (ALA) system, which now includes a disconnected front splitter, tri-dimensional air outlet on the hood, underbody aero design with vortex generators, and rear diffuser.
The goal of this system to help the SVJ stick to the ground in the corners then cut through the air on the straights. Perhaps the most eye-catching element is the carbon fiber rear wing that is integrated with the ALA system. The ALA system works in tandem with the Utilizing Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo Attiva 2.0 (LDVA 2.0), which uses inertial sensors to control the car's aero in just 500 milliseconds.
Alongside the "standard" SVJ, Lamborghini had also revealed a special edition called the SVJ 63, which pays homage to the company's founding year of 1963. Only 63 units will be produced, making it even rarer than the standard car that will be limited to just 900 units. Lamborghini says customers will take delivery at the beginning of 2019 with prices starting at $517,770 in the US. And yes, we know what you're all thinking, the SJV's navigation infotainment system does include Apple CarPlay as standard. Whew, we were worried for a second.