The Lamborghini Aventador has pretty much been the benchmark supercar for the past eight years or so, unveiled in 2011 at the Geneva Motor Show the Aventador took the motoring community by storm with its outrageous brash, bold and at the same time stunningly beautiful design. The world had long argued before the unveiling of the Aventador that Lamborghini was losing its touch, it’s “X-factor” that made its cars so much more exciting and invigorating to drive compared to the competition. While its rivals may have handled a bit better or were a bit more refined, the character of the Aventador is what led it to become one of the most popular Lamborghini’s of all time.
And while over the years we’ve seen many different special editions including a life cycle refresh with the Aventador S that introduced some cosmetic changes and a power bump the model that everyone always most anxiously waits for are the SV models. Lamborghini’s lightweight variants of its flagship V12 cars have always proudly supported the SV emblem, and from the looks of recent spy shots, it seams we may be getting another Aventador SV very soon.
The next SV variant of the Aventador rumoured to be called the Lamborghini Aventador SV Jota was recently spied testing out on roads wearing a heavy dose of camouflage to protect all interact details of its new design and aero system. Lamborghini has already unveiled both the coupe and Spyder variants of its Huracan Performante which featured the brand new Aerodinamica Lamborghini Attiva system or ALA for short, from the looks of the spy shots it seams that the Aventador SV Jota could follow in pursuit. And in case you’ve forgotten this is the same system that helped the Huracan Performante set a blistering lap time around the Nurburgring, a time that not even the multi-million dollar Porsche 918 Spyder could match with its nearly 900bhp.
While most of the Aventador SV Jota design is hidden underneath a layer of camouflage, we can still get an idea of what to expect from the pictures, especially if we take a look at the rear wing which looks like it came straight out of a DMC or Mansory body kit. The large rear wing has the same general shape as the wing found on the Huracan Performante and it’s mounted in the centre by a large fin that gives the Aventador Jota a very distinctive look. The rear diffuser is also much larger than before; it could even give the Lamborghini Centenario a run for its money. We also see that their are dual circular exhaust pipes exiting from the mid rear of the vehicle like they do on a Mclaren, this should help in amplifying the sound of the glorious 6.5 liter mid mounted V12 engine. Moving around the front again we see a new front bumper that has the same design and airflow channels as the bumper we’ve see on the Huracan Performante, so its pretty same to assume that the AL system will also be moving on over to the bigger more badder brother in the Lamborghini lineup.
The Jota is also expected to retain the 6.5 litre V12 in all its glory but expect a power bump as well. The unit produces 770bhp at its current full potential in the Centenario so expect a power bump all the way to 800bhp, and it needs it too seeing as Ferrari with its v12 flagship has now broken into the 800bhp barrier with the 812 superfast. Production will be limited just like last time with around 600 coupe models being produced and 600 roadster variants. And if you’ve been wondering all this time why Lamborghini decided to name the new SV something weird like the Jota well don’t worry because the name has some historical significance as well. The Jota was a one-off incarnation of the Miura that felt more like a racecar than a road vehicle and, after this was destroyed in a fiery crash, a few “regular” Miuras were upgraded to Jota-like specs. Expect the brand new Lamborghini Aventador SV Jota to be unveiled sometime in the next few months before the fall season.