Not long now.
The wait is nearly over. This week, Lamborghini will lift the wraps off the extreme Aventador Superveloce Jota at Pebble Beach to give the flagship supercar the ultimate send-off before its successor arrives. It could even be the last ever naturally-aspirated V12-powered Lambo judging from the automaker's future electrification plans.
Ahead of its world debut, Lamborghini has released a tantalizing sneak peek of the Aventador SVJ on social media showcasing its aerodynamic body and engine bay housing its V12 capable of mind-blowing performance. We get a close-up of the car’s fixed rear wing that will provide plenty of downforce as well as a look at Lamborghini’s second-generation Active Aerodynamics system that manages the air flow.
Also notice the bronze intake manifold castings in the engine bay, which are normally reserved for special edition Lamborghinis. Both photos also show copious amounts of carbon fiber to keep the weight down, which will be distributed 43:57 front to rear. Expect the Aventador SVJ to weigh less than the SV's 3,362-lb dry weight.
Under the hood, the SVJ is powered by a 6.5-liter naturally aspirated V12 engine tuned to deliver 760 horsepower and 531 lb-ft of torque. For comparison, that’s 20 extra horsepower and 22 more lb-ft than the last Aventador SV.
Four-wheel steering will also keep the SVJ stable while cornering. Recently, the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ generated publicity in the auto industry when it dethroned the Porsche 911 GT2 RS to become the new king of the Nurburgring. Despite knowing all this information, the car still hasn’t been officially revealed, so we can’t help but wonder if Lamborghini has any more surprises in store for us. We’ll find out this week when the Aventador SVJ is revealed to the world at Pebble Beach.