The Lamborghini Murcielago was quite the flagship for the Italian brand. Big, brutish and packing a V12 symphony amidship, its passing was mourned. That cars crowning glory was the SV variation which turned everything up to 11. More power, more focused and huge rear wing. Its replacement, the Aventador, is a much more modern car with jet fighter inspired styling. It is a worthy successor indeed, but now it wants a chance to put its own stamp on the SV nameplate. At the 2015 Geneva motor show the Lamborghini Aventador SV makes its debut.
SV stands for Super Veloce which translates to “high speed” and these two letters have been seen numerous times throughout Lamborghini history. Powered by a naturally aspirated 6.5 litre V12 engine that produces 740BHP, it will do over 217MPH. Said engine now revs to 8,500rpm. 0-62MPH takes just 2.8 seconds as performance is channeled to the ground via all four wheels. New dampers also claim to improve body control. With carbon fibre used extensively in its construction, the Lamborghini Aventador SV is 50KG lighter than the standard car. A large adjustable rear wing, aggressive diffuser and carbon detailing creates a more hardcore appearance over the standard car. The interior has been stripped out and now lacks much of its noise insulation. A stereo can be put back in at as a no cost option.
There is no price as of yet for the car, but expect it to be close to £300,000 when it arrives here in the UK.