Aventador SVJ Will Be The Power-To-Weight King


Lamborghini promises the most extreme V12-powered Aventador has "the best weight-to-power ratio", but just how light and powerful will it be?

We’re potentially just days away from the hotly anticipated reveal of the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ, which is expected to become the fastest and lightest Aventador ever produced. We’ve already seen spy shots of prototypes, and now Lamborghini’s teaser campaign for the hardcore supercar is heating up. Just a few days ago Lamborghini shared a video of the Aventador SVJ getting acquainted with the Nurburgring. The latest video teaser takes us back to the German race track, this time revealing the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ “has been designed to have the best weight-to-power ratio.”

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Lamborghini didn’t provide any numbers, but this means the SVJ will improve the standard Superveloce’s 4.47 pound/horsepower ratio by either adding more power or reducing weight. Frankly, we’re expecting the SVJ to be even more powerful and lighter than the Aventador SV. That means the new hardcore Aventador should weigh less than the SV’s 3,362-lb dry weight.

As for power, expect the SVJ’s naturally aspirated 6.5-liter to produce more than 750 horsepower to surpass the Superveloce’s output, with reports suggesting an output of 770 hp to 800 hp. Based on the Diablo Jota’s production run, the Aventador SVJ will also probably be extremely limited – 600 examples of the Aventador SV have been produced, but only 28 Diablo Jotas rolled off the production line.

Of course, the big question is whether the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ has set a new Nurburgring lap record for a production car. Last week’s video suggests that Lamborghini has reclaimed the crown from Porsche, but we’ll hopefully find out very soon. To beat the GT2 RS, the Aventador SVJ needs to have completed a lap at the Nurburgring in less than six minutes and 47.3 seconds, which is no small feat.

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