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Lamborghini Aventador SuperVeloce Jota spotted on the Ring

Jordan Katsianis
10 Apr 2018

Hardcore SV Jota version of the Lamborghini Aventador spied with extreme aero

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Lamborghini’s Aventador S has never really been a supercar lacking in aural or visual drama, but that isn’t stopping the Italian supercar maker from taking it to the next level. To be called the Aventador SuperVeloce Jota, this spied prototype will top the Lamborghini range in spectacular style.

Based on the Aventador S, we expect this SV Jota to share the same 6.5-litre V12 engine and ISR single-clutch automated manual gearbox. Power will likely be lifted over both the current Aventador S’s 730bhp, with early estimates placing it at around 800bhp, although this is speculation.

> Click here for our review of the Lamborghini Aventador S

What is evident from the prototype is an even more aggressive aerodynamic package than the previous Aventador SV. Taking notes from the Huracan Performante’s ALA active aero system, the SV Jota is covered in new aerodynamic additions, most prominent of which is the three-prong rear wing. Underneath is a redesigned rear bumper with an even more aggressive diffuser and the high-mounted exhaust outlets, again mimicking the Huracan Performante.

Along the flanks, Lamborghini has fitted race car-like flat sills adjoining a double-decker front splitter that juts out from the pointed, shark-like nose. The wheels fitted to this prototype also look like new centre-locking units, although it is impossible to say if these will be used on the production car.

Lamborghini has been here before, launching its Miura supercar in SV Jota form in 1970. Offering a similar combination of lower weight and uprated powertrains, the Miura SV Jota’s smooth Gandini bodywork stayed largely intact, short of the removal of the standard Miura’s delicate eyelashes and a subtle splitter. That restraint is absent here, of course, and in terms of spectacular supercars, few will be able to out-pose the Aventador SV Jota.

It is encouraging to see that despite Lamborghini’s recent focus on models like the Urus SUV, the supercar manufacturer from Sant’Agata still has plenty of time for low-production supercars like this. Due for release late this year, we’ll find out more closer to its launch.

 

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