Lamborghini, the famous Italian car manufacturer, announced its new amped-up orange-camouflage Aventador SVJ on Friday, July 20, 2018. SVJ is an abbreviation of Super Veloce Jota, with Jota being the Spanish pronunciation for the letter J, which refers back to the Miura P400 Jota, a prototype race car built by Bob Wallace, a Lamborghini developer, in the 1970s that met FIA’s Appendix J racing regulations.
The new version of the Miura will also have extremely limited production and a hardcore setup with the aim of improving track performance. It is rumored that the SVJ managed to break by over two seconds the 6:47.25 Nürburgring production car lap record last fall that was set by Porsche’s newest 911 GT2 RS. The Nürburgring production lap records are considered to be important, and the Lamborghini set this new one with the Aventador SVJ, that hasn’t yet been formally unveiled, with a lap time of 6:44.97.
The company has made sure to mention that it has proof of the lap. The challenge was managed by the Research and Development team from Lamborghini, with extensive tire support from the Pirelli driver and technicians. Fitted with full telemetry and cameras inside and out and under the scrutiny of Remak personnel who managed GPS certification and time, the attempt of the Aventador SVJ was performed during a session that was exclusive.
A 30-second “teaser” video with the title “Aventador SVJ meets the Nurburgring” posted on the brand’s YouTube channel shows the car at Nurburgring with engineers from Pirelli, which supplies the Lamborghini tires.
The Aventador SVJ will run Lamborghini’s 6.5-liter naturally aspirated V-12 engine with around 790 horsepower, have a slightly lighter weight, a system that is all wheel drive, and an update of the Aerodinamica Lamborghini Attiva (ALA) generator, which is an aerodynamics system that manages to adjust the airflow through and around the car that controls down force and drag levels.
New visual tweaks of the new and much more aggressive SVJ bodywork will include the side skirts, the front splitter, a huge rear wing, rear diffuser, and the exhaust tips mounted near the taillights.
The Aventador SVJ will be making its debut later this year, so be on the lookout for this unique car and forthcoming additional details in the near future.