The Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 SV officially revealed.
Lamborghini has finally revealed their latest creation at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. This creation has been christened by Lamborghini as the Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce. The term ‘Superveloce’ (SV) has always hailed the arrival of the ultimate version from Lamborghini. For those who are wondering, Veloce is Italian for velocity. And the Super stands for, well, Super. The last Bull to receive this title, was the venerable Murciélago LP 670-4 SV. That thing produced a maddening 661bhp from its massive 6.5-litre V12 heart. The Aventador SV, makes a screaming 740bhp at 8400 rpm and 690 Nm of torque at 5500 rpm. The standard Aventador on the other hand, makes do with only 690bhp from its V12.
Unlike some other Italian supercar makers with their fancy-prancy turbocharged horses, Lamborghini hasn’t used any form of forced induction for their new Aventador SV.. All they did to raise the V12’s output, was fiddle with the intakes and tweak the valve-timing. Also, they added a lighter and more throatier exhaust system, which now makes more noise than an entire pride of roaring lions.
This is the predecessor of the Aventador SV, the Murciélago SV.
The Lamborghini Aventador SV’s engine, revs to an astonishing 8500 rpm! This is not some tiny kitchen appliance motor, it is a massive 6.5-litre V12! We can already feel the ground shaking with some much expected trepidation. Now, let’s get some facts straight. The Lamborghini Aventador Superveloce, is not only more powerful than its weakling sibling, it has also shed some 50 kg of weight. Just so you know, we are calling this SV an hypercar, as calling it a mere supercar would be blasphemy and this Bull might even hunt us down!
This Lamborghini isn’t designed to blend in with the crowd, as you can clearly see.
Thanks to its generous dose of power, Lamborghini says that this 1.6-tonner will gobble up the 100 km/h mark in just 2.8 seconds and 200 comes up in just 8.6 seconds! Of course, what they don’t say, is what will happen to your senses during that unadulterated acceleration. In their relentless pursuit to shed more weight, Lamborghini has gotten busy with removing the music player (which they will put back if you ask them nicely and for no extra cost), adding carbon-fibre door panels and taken out some of the sound insulation materials. We suggest you buy some noise-cancelling headphones if you want to carry a fellow family member in one of these. Now, for the most important bit. Is the top speed higher than that of the standard Aventador? Of course, it is! The SV will headbutt its way through the fabric of time and eventually crack an entirely sane 350 km/h. Well, that’s what you expect from a racetrack-oriented Lamborghini, anyway.
Too scary for you to gawk at? Mission accomplished, Lamborghini.
And don’t be fooled into thinking that this hypercar/racing car will transform into a demented bull and be all over the place at those speeds. That humongous carbon-fibre rear wing you see, isn’t there for show and no go. That wing, in fact, produces 170% more downforce than the motorised unit found on the standard Aventador. This fixed wing, actually has three different position settings. However, it has to be changed manually and you need to figure out what setting you want. One setting gives you a higher top speed, whereas the other will give you better handling characteristics. Even the rear air-intakes for the V12 aren’t automatically-controlled and are now fixed. The pushrod suspension has been fitted with hi-tech magneto-rheological dampers.
This is a blue-blooded racer with a bare minimum of creature-comforts.
Step inside the Aventador SV and you will be greeted with typical racing car interiors. The standard car’s heavy seats have been replaced by carbon-fibre racing bucket seats. Lamborghini has mercifully, given some leeway to the customer by offering loads of alcantara and the bare sprinkling of leather inserts. The instrument console is all-new for the SV and is dominated by a yellow fascia and has similar readouts found in other racing cars. The chunky sports steering wheel is wrapped in a premium soft-touch material and the steering system itself is all-new. It’s an electromechanical Lamborghini Dynamic Steering (LDS) system, which means it is electrically controlled by a computer brain. The computer varies the steering’s weight and effectiveness, according to the speed of the vehicle. Great choice for a standard road car, but is it absolutely necessary in a track-focused car like the Aventador SV? We will have to wait to find that out. However, we have no reservations about the interior of this hypercar. It looks absolutely stunning and perfectly befits a car like the Aventador SV.
At the end of the day, this is one of the best and outrageously expensive way of spending your bonus money. The price for this race-ready Italian Bull? A cool 327,190 Euros and that’s before you include all the niggling VAT and other taxes. For that price, you can be guaranteed of exclusivity and gut-wrenching, face-contorting pulverising performance when you sign on the dotted line. Of course, you can bet on garnering thousands of jealous eye-balls and many gasps from passers-by. And, you shall have them! Do let us know what you think about this Lambo and write down your opinions in the comments section, below.