Overnight Lamborghini lifted wraps off its most radical model ever.
The Superveloce moniker has officially made its way to the Aventador, seeing it lightened, powered up, and the carbon-cell hypercar raised to heights of legend where SV-enhanced Muiras, Diablos and Murcielagos reside.
As mentioned, the Aventdor’s status isn’t the only thing lifted by the SV badge. Lamborghini has injected another 37kW in to the 6.5-litre V12 powerplant to give the LP750-4 Superveloce a frightening 552kW at 8400rpm.
New weight savings multiply the power hike’s potency, as Lamborghini has spliced 50kg from the LP750-4 SV’s kerb mass to drop its dry weight to 1525kg.
Helping tame the SV’s new grunt is the same Haldex all-wheel drive system found under the regular Aventador, which helps the top-bull nail 0-100km/h in 2.8sec and charge on to a top speed of “over 350km/h”.
Extracting another 37kW from the 515kW-strong naturally aspirated V12 wasn’t easy, and required bumping the engine’s peak power point to 8400rpm, realised by a tweak of its valve timing systems, and letting it breathe through a new exhaust system.
Built around a carbon-fibre monocoque and aluminium frame, the Aventador isn’t exactly overweight. For Lamborghini’s engineers to find 50kg without touching the all-wheel drive system they needed the help of material science. The door and sill panels are now carbon fibre, while the now-mechanically-adjustable rear wing, wheel guards and rear engine intakes are also made from the dark weave.
Passengers will be expected to endure some pain for the gain in speed, too, as the Superveloce’s interior comes without infotainment system, carpets and particular sound deadening bits.
Ensuring no one overlooks the ability of this bull, the Aventador SV scores matt black 20-inch front and 21-inch rear wheels that complement its matt black rear wing, front splitter and side skirts. The new aero additions are said to add 170 per cent more downforce.
Behind its new wheels reside carbon ceramic brakes, given the job of reigning in 362kW per tonne of performance, while continuously self-adjusting magnetorheological dampers ensure the big bull charges at corners with as much confidence as it does at the horizon.
The steering system has been given a speed dependent variable rack, too.
Currently the car’s price is pegged for 327,190 euros ($471,500) excluding value-added tax when it goes on sale this May.
Aussie availability or price is not yet known.
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