You don’t need us to tell you this could result in a serious accident.
It’s seemingly not a good time to be a Lamborghini owner, as the Italian automaker has issued another safety recall for one of its supercars after the Aventador was recently recalled because of faulty transmissions. This recall, however, affects the more potent Aventador SV. According to a notice posted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the centering bolts that secure the wheel to the brake disc on some SuperVeloces may loosen over time and cause the wheel to detach. If this happens, you probably don’t need us to tell you this could potentially cause a serious accident – especially if the car is being pushed hard on a racetrack, which is the Aventador SV’s natural habitat.
Luckily, Lamborghini isn’t aware of any accidents or injuries reported related to this issue. The campaign also affects a significantly smaller number of cars than the other Aventador safety recall – just eight, to be exact. Specifically, the recall affects certain Aventador SV Coupes and Spiders sold in the US that were built in 2015 and 2016. The recall will start on August 31. Owners will be contacted by Lamborghini to arrange an appointment with their local dealer to have the new centering bolts replaced with ones fitted with thread-locking fluid free of charge.
The LP750-4 SuperVeloce is the most powerful version of the Aventador to date, with a 6.5-liter naturally aspirated V12 that produces 740 horsepower and 509 lb-ft of torque. Production was limited to just 600 units, and each model is 110 pounds lighter than the standard Aventador. It won’t be the most hardcore Aventador for much longer however as the automaker will soon unleash the new SV Jota, which may have set a new Nurburgring lap record.