More than likely, this will be the final Aventador before retirement.
It’s no secret Lamborghini is planning to bring something to next month’s Geneva Motor Show. It typically always does, such as the Veneno and last year’s Huracan Performante. We previously showed you some spy images of what’s clearly an Aventador covered in camouflage that we highly suspect to be the so-called Performante version. According to this leaked instrument display image from Instagram user salentov12, this V12-powered supercar will be dubbed the Aventador SVJ.
The letters SV are no stranger to the Aventador; the Aventador SV premiered in 2016, while the windshield-less Aventador J Concept was unveiled back in 2012. The letter J, which comes from the Spanish Jota, dates back to a unique version of the Miura prepped for the FIA’s Appendix J regulations. Tack on SV and you’ve got one hell of a three-letter combo that definitely signifies something special. More than likely, the SVJ will be the final Aventador before its retirement. After all, the Aventador was launched way back in 2011, so a successor is not too far away.
Going back to those spy photos, it’s clear the Aventador in question featured components similar to those on the Huracan Performante. For example, there's a big rear wing and a diffuser that looks very similar to what’s found on the Huracan Performante. The typical central exhaust is gone, replaced by a pair of exhaust pipes located in the middle of the rear end. There’s also a new engine cover. Up front, there’s a new vented hood and more aggressive styling thanks to a splitter incorporated into the bumper. Go ahead and list these new add-ons and it sounds like this prototype has active aerodynamic components taken directly from the Huracan Performante’s Aerodinamica Lamborghini Attiva system.
The Aventador SVJ, therefore, will be the hardcore, track-focused Aventador we’ve been waiting for. The 6.5-liter naturally aspirated V12 will remain and we wouldn’t be surprised to learn it’ll produce more than the current 740 hp. Lamborghini has not confirmed anything as of this writing, but given the Aventador’s timeline, those spy shots, and this latest teaser, the writing for a Geneva debut is on the wall.