The general consensus in Geneva at the moment is that Lamborghini broke the motor show. For those of you that recall the big letters ‘SV’ down the side of the iconic orange Diablo, and watched Richard Hammond lose his mind in Abu Dhabi driving the Murcielago, the words ‘Superveloce’ have exciting connotations.
Yesterday Lamborghini confirmed they will be introducing the Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce, the ‘most sports-oriented, fastest and most emotional series production’ model in its history .’The new Aventador Superveloce continues the Lamborghini tradition of SV models, pushing the boundaries in terms of performance and pure driving emotion,’ said Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini.
It’s hard to imagine Lamborghini improving the looks of what is already such an awe-inspiring automobile, yet they have, and they’ve killed it (in a good way). The completely redesigned front end has been widened to redirect air flow throughout the carbon fibre body. The rear of the car appears to have better proportions than its predecessor, it looks more settled with the carbon fibre wing in place. Weight saving has taken place both outside and inside, with lighter seats and removal of the infotainment system and floor mats.
The naturally aspirated 6.5-litre V12 will push out 750bhp (up a whopping 60bhp on the standard Aventador), 509lb ft of torque and weighs 50kg less at 1525kg, resulting in a power-to-weight ratio of 492bhp/ton. Aerodynamics throughout the bodywork have been made 150 percent more efficient, giving the SV 170 % more downforce than the original car. Performance figures are consequently outrageous with the SV rocketing to 0-100kmh in 2.8 seconds, 0-200kmh in 8.6 seconds, and a top speed of ‘more than’ 350kmh.
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