Just 63 of these were ever produced.
2022 has barely just begun but that hasn't stopped the motoring gods from ending the lives of some iconic supercars. Recently, a Netherlands-based Ferrari Enzo met its demise when the driver lost control of the Italian V12, sending it into a tree by the roadside.
And it seems they are adamant to claim more specialty cars. While there's minimal information around the incident, a Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster has been completely destroyed after the mid-engine supercar caught fire, engulfing the exotic in ravaging flames. Barely anything was left behind; charred remains show a burnt frame and a set of alloy wheels, leaving few clues as to what it once was.
Fans of the Aventador in question will recall that it was one of just 63 'SVJ 63' models, a very limited-run model designed to commemorate the brand's founding year, 1963. According to a Facebook post from Twister Garage, the incident occurred in Mexico while the thoroughbred supercar was traveling between Cuernavaca and Chilpancingo, on the Del Sol highway.
Mexican news agency 24 Morelos reported the vehicle caught fire and burnt on the Mezcala Solidaridad suspension bridge, with a tweet from the outlet noting the Lamborghini had been abandoned. Hopefully, this means no one was badly injured in the inferno. Pictures posted on Twister Garageshow how the once-regal Lamborghini, painted in a fetching white and black combo, looked before the tragic occurence.
Released in 2019, the Aventador SVJ 63 was a celebration of the Italian brand and, as such, came with bespoke exterior elements including a unique roof panel, engine cover, windscreen rime, wing mirrors, and titanium-finished forged rims, among other things.
Like all big Lamborghinis (for now, at least) the Aventador SVJ 63 gained motivation from a naturally-aspirated 6.5-liter V12 with 759 horsepower on tap and a healthy 531 lb-ft of torque. This could rocket the roadster to a top speed of 217 mph. While it's a tragic loss, we're relieved that no one was injured and optimistically hope this is the last tragic loss of a rare car in 2022.