Lamborghini has also shared some new details about the hardcore Aventador SVJ.
It’s official: the Lamborghini Aventador SuperVeloce Jota is the new king of the ‘Ring. This week, the automaker confirmed that the hardcore supercar lapped the Nurburgring in just six minutes and 44.97 seconds, beating the Porsche 911 GT2 RS by more than two seconds, which held the record since last September.
The new record has re-sparked Lamborghini and Porsche's rivalry at the 'Ring, as last year the GT2 RS beat the record set by the Lamborghini Huracan Performante. Before that, the Porsche 918 Spyder held the Nurburgring lap record for nearly four years. If you have any doubt about the Aventador SVJ's lap time, Lamborghini has released a new onboard video of the record run, and it looks blisteringly fast from driver Marco Mapelli’s perspective.
Lamborghini still hasn’t lifted the wraps off the SVJ, which was still covered in camouflage during the run, but the automaker has released some new tantalizing details about the hardcore supercar. Thanks to extensive use of lightweight materials, the SVJ has “the best weight-to-power ratio” of only 4.63 lb/hp. It also features Lamborghini’s ALA 2.0 active aerodynamics system, which debuted in the Huracan Performante, with aero vectoring to enhance the handling and downforce, as well as new aerodynamic features built specifically for the SVJ.
The chassis of the SVJ has also been entirely re-engineered to enhance its all-wheel drive system, rear-wheel steering and ESC. Lamborghini says the SVJ is “significantly stiffer” than the Aventador LP 750-4 SV, and the steering has also been retuned.
The automaker also confirmed the SVJ will have an even higher power output than the SV, though that's hardly surprising. No power figures have been released yet, but reports suggest it will have between 770 hp and 800 hp to fight the Ferrari 812 Superfast. We’ll have to wait until next month to find out, as the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ will finally be revealed in full at the Monterey Car Week in California.