Lamborghini Aventador SV Gets Tougher, Tighter and Lighter
If you follow my reviews, you might know that I’m an unabashed fan of the Lamborghini Aventador. But this year, Lambo is bringing out the Superveloce, a new version that marks significant performance enhancements.
For starters, the Avantador SV is about 110 lbs lighter than the Aventador. Lamborghini also massaged it’s 6.5-liter V12 to make an extra 50 HP for a total of 750 distributed between the front and rear wheels via a Haldex permanent AWD system that includes an automatically locking differential in the rear and an electronically controlled unit in the front. In case you’re wondering, it still uses Lamborghini’s seven-speed ISR single-clutch automated manual transmission.
Full power comes on at 8400 rpm and torque sits at 509 lb-ft at 5500 rpm.
But before we geek out on car tech too much, take a second and have a look at this thing.
It gets a new front fascia, a big three-way adjustable rear wing and a new exhaust that all make it impossible to miss the fact that this thing goes farther than a normal Aventador. So what else is new? This model packs a new adaptive suspension that will individually adjust wheel damping during a corner.
It also has a totally bespoke exhaust to reduce back-pressure to let the revised engine howl. This model also comes with the electromechanical dynamic steering system that debuted on the Huracan, but tuned specifically for this model.
Gripe if you will about that, but this is a good thing. The new steering helps to save weight and speaking of weight savings, you should know that the infotainment system is gone along with the standard seats and door panels, which are both now made of carbon fiber.
When you’re not looking at the all-new TFT gauge cluster, the cabin is filled with numerous other treats. Lamborghini pioneered a new Carbon Skin material that’s used throughout the cabin, including the headliner. The company says its soft to the touch but very “hard-wearing.” Though if you’d rather see the carbon fiber structure of this 3,363 lb supercar you can do that too with the car’s monocoque visible along the center tunnel and in other areas throughout the cockpit.
Statistics on a car like this are as important as how it looks and the SV model does not disappoint. Lamborghini claims a 0-62 mph time of just 2.8 seconds and a top speed of over 217 mph!
Ready to hit Rodeo drive? US pricing hasn’t been announced yet, but European pricing starts at about 327,000 Euros before VAT and delivery here will begin this spring.
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