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Lamborghini Considers New Hypercar To Fight The Aston Martin Valkyrie

If it gets the green light, it will be “in the same vein” of the Centenario and Veneno.

Last year at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, Lamborghini’s Chief Technical Officer Maurizio Reggiani announced plans to launch a new limited-run model showcasing new technology. No more details were revealed at the time, but company boss Stefano Domenicali has confirmed to Autocar a new exclusive model is still being considered with “extreme aero” to compete with other limited-run hypercars like the Aston Martin Valkyrie, Mercedes-AMG Project One and McLaren Senna. Domenicali described the model as being “in the same vein” of the Centenario and Veneno.

Presumably, this means the car will be based on the V12-powered Aventador since both the Centenario and Veneno were based on Lamborghini’s flagship supercar. It’s probably also safe to assume the ultra-exclusive Lambo will command a seven-figure price tag and be produced in extremely limited numbers. The Centenario, for example, was limited to just 40 examples and had an asking price of $1.9 million, while only five examples of the Veneno were built to celebrate Lamborghini’s 50th anniversary. Only three of them were sold, each costing a whopping $4.5 million.

Don’t expect Lamborghini’s Aston Martin Valkyrie fighter to arrive any time soon, though, as Domenicali admitted the Huracan, Aventador and Urus series production cars are “the main priority [for Lamborghini] right now."

For now, the recently unveiled SVJ represents the lightest and most powerful Aventador Lamborghini has ever produced. The car’s 6.5-liter V12 has been tuned to produce 770 horsepower and 531 lb-ft of torque, while a dry weight of 3,362 pounds gives it a weight-to-power ratio of 1.98 kg/hp. Combine these specs with the car’s incredibly advanced active aerodynamics, and it’s no wonder the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ is the new king of the Nurburgring.

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