The Porsche 911 GT2 RS may not be king of the Nurburgring for much longer.
We’re still waiting for Lamborghini to officially announce the Avendator Superveloce Jota, which promises to take the Italian automaker’s flagship supercar to new extremes. We’ve already seen a prototype of the hardcore supercar lapping the Nurburgring, and now a new report suggests that Lamborghini is chasing a new lap record with the Aventador SVJ. While recording footage of the V12-powered supercar at the Ring, YouTuber Misha Charoudin claims it completed a lap of the circuit in six minutes and 54 seconds.
That's five seconds faster than the regular Lamborghini Aventador SV, but still 6.7 seconds slower than the GT2 RS, which holds the current production car record. Conditions weren’t ideal, however. Cones placed on the short start and finish straight slowed the Lambo down, as did other cars that were lapping the circuit on the day.
In ideal conditions, it seems feasible that the Aventador SVJ could lap the Green Hell in less than six minutes 50 seconds. Potentially then, Porsche may not hold the lap record for very long. At any rate, it would be fun to see history repeat itself. The Porsche 918 Spyder held the record Nurburgring time for four years before being defeated by the Huracan Performante last year. Just a few months later, the crown was reclaimed by Porsche with the GT2 RS. Now it looks like Lamborghini is fighting back. Details about the Aventador SVJ are still scarce, but recent spy shots have revealed it will be fitted with a new front splitter, center lock wheels, and a massive fixed rear wing providing extra downforce.
It’s expected to pack a more potent version of Lamborghini’s 6.5-liter V12, with power possibly exceeding 800 horsepower. We should learn more later this year, but expect production to be extremely limited if Lamborghini’s past Jota models are anything to go by.