Lamborghini Considers New Hypercar Above The Aventador SVJ

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The Centenario and Veneno could get a new brother.

Lamborghini is in the supercar business. Hypercars, somewhat less so. But that could change as word comes in that Sant'Agata is weighing the prospect of making something even more extreme than the new Aventador SVJ.

CEO Stefano Domenicali reportedly told Autocar that the hypercar would focus on “extreme aero” to make the Lambo hypercar stand out – both from its own stablemates and from the competition. Whether it would target rivals like the McLaren Senna or go even further up-market to take on the Aston Martin Valkyrie and Mercedes-AMG One, however, remains to be seen.

Another big question mark is what it would pack under the hood. The smart money would be on a version of the same 6.5-liter naturally aspirated V12 that powers the Aventador, but it could get an electric assist to further boost output and fill in gaps in the torque curve.

Lamborghini previously delved into seven-figure territory with the Centenario and Veneno, both of which were based on the Aventador but adopted even more eye-catching bodywork – not unlike the Murcielago-based Reventon and the Gallardo-based Sesto Elemento that came before in the supercar manufacturer's most elite series.

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The Raging Bull marque built just five Veneno coupes and another nine roadsters, followed by 20 Centenario coupes and 20 Centenario roadsters. Despite their multi-million-dollar price tags, the Bolognese automaker had little difficulty selling each one of them. We doubt it'd have any trouble finding buyers for whatever it might cook up next, at whatever price point – especially if it packs the power and performance to challenge whatever its rivals are cooking up in the UK (where McLaren, Aston Martin, and Mercedes' F1 operations are based).

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