We had a suspicion something momentous happened at the Nürburgring. Lamborghini has been teasing short clips of their run, and now it is official. In a press release, they announced the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ has lapped the historic Nordschleife course in 6:44.9…..That places the Porsche GT2 RS into 2nd place with their 6:47.3, and the Huracan Performante is 3rd with 6:52. Their time was GPS certified using a VBOX-Racelogic telemetry system.
CEO Stefano Domenicali said: “The Aventador SVJ takes the Jota suffix, following the Lamborghini tradition for denoting a car’s track-focused talent. This new car is the convergence of Lamborghini technologies to produce a super sports car that transcends current performance benchmarks.”
Extensive CFD modeling allowed engineers to adapt the ALA aerodynamics from the Huracan Performante into ALA 2.0 for the latest Aventador. Official performance numbers were not released except it has a power to weight ratio of 4.36 lbs/hp. For a comparison, the Corvette ZR1 is at 4.8, which means each horsepower has 1/2 pound more to push around. The Aventador SVJ has chopped the record by 3 seconds, so we can’t wait to get behind the wheel. Until it arrives, check out these great offers on the Aventador SV from our dealers: