Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Review [2020]

Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Review [2020]

It is not every week that an incumbent Nürburgring record holder faces the rigors of an autocar road test, and yet the Aventador SVJ is the second car of its kind in 12 months. The second Lamborghini, no less.

This fact alone says a lot about the brand’s evolution from a supplier of obscenely loud and visually cheeky super sports cars to one whose goods finally have the dynamic bite to justify their bark. If the lap time of 6 minutes and 52.01 seconds recorded by the Huracán Performante on the Nordschleife represents an abrupt parking of the tanks on the lawn of Porsche, the time of 6 minutes and 44.97 seconds set by this Aventador SVJ shows that they have little intention of leaving. Not even the 911 GT2 RS, a colony-bred colossus, could keep up with such a time last July.

Tailor-made Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires, which our car carried on the road, get stiffer sidewalls due to the increased downforce of the iota

Richard Lane | Street Tester

Of course, the Aventador SVJ as a road car also has to be more exciting than scary, really be able to operate in places other than the widest, most remote and best paved A-roads, and be worthwhile at speeds well below the operating window of its sophisticated new aerodynamics. If not, the enviable status as the only mid-engined V12 super sports car counts for little, and we can immediately say that you should choose a Ferrari 488 Pista, a McLaren 720S or even the Performante instead.

Nevertheless, Lamborghini should have little problem selling the 900 copies of this “Super Veloce Jota” simply because of its name. It comes from a project by legendary Lamborghini test driver Bob Wallace, who took the Miura to unprecedented levels of hardcore before the only prototype on the Autostrada was burnt to ashes.

This is only the second time since the name has been repeated, suggesting that Lamborghini has a truly unapologetic shape. Too apologetic? Let’s find out.

Price £ 360,000 Power 759 hp Torque 531 lb ft 0-60 miles per hour 2.9 seconds 30-70 miles per hour in fourth 5.3 seconds Fuel consumption 11.9 MPg CO2 emissions 452 g / km 70-0 miles per hour 40.8 m

The Aventador range at a glance

Currently, the Aventador S is the entry level offering in Sant’Agata’s aging but no less impressive line of mid-engined V12 super sports cars. Available in both coupe and roadster versions, the S develops only 730 hp.

The SVJ sees that the wick of the V12 is turned up to 759 hp and also gets a comprehensive list of aero and chassis improvements. Like its sibling, the SVJ is available both as a coupe and as a roadster. SVJ prices start at £360,000, but can easily exceed £400,000.