Did the Aventador need to be faster? Probably not, but happily nobody told Lamborghini that. Witness, then, the Aventador SVJ – the “SV” is for Superveloce, or “superfast”; the “J” is for Jota, symbolizing its track capabilities – making its debut as a limited-run of the supercar.
From the naturally-aspirated V12 engine, Lamborghini now squeezes 770 horsepower and 531 lb-ft of torque. It’s enough for a 0-62 mph time of 2.8 seconds, and a top speed of over 217 mph. Still, the main changes aren’t about pace in a straight line.
Instead, it’s about going around corners. The Aventador SVJ debuts AVA 2.0, the latest iteration of the automaker’s active aerodynamics system. That uses active flaps to shift the airflow through different channels in the car’s body. Closed, the flaps lead to greater downforce; open, they cut drag for more speed. It works, too: Lamborghini promptly broke the production car record at the Nürburgring-Nordschleife, with a 6:44.97 minute lap time.