The Lamborghini Aventador is already one of the baddest, maddest cars there is. But Lambo clearly think it isn’t bad or mad enough, so they have built the Lamborghini Aventador SV you see here.
Its existence hasn’t been officially acknowledged, with these shots being secretly snapped whilst the SV was photographed, presumably, for publicity material that will accompany its launch, expected to happen at the Geneva Motor Show in March.
SV stands for ‘Super Veloce’, the name given to lightened, honed versions of the big Lambos. It was first seen on the iconic Miura in the Seventies, then the Diablo and, most recently, the Murcielago. The Murc stands a solid claim to being the most mental road-going Lamborghini ever, so the Aventador has big shoes to fill.
The Murcielago SV was around 100kg lighter than the standard car, its 6.5-litre V12 engine producing an extra 30bhp. The Aventador produces 690bhp as it is, so expect the SV to chuck out well over 700bhp. Driving all four wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox, the 0-62mph time should drop below three seconds, with a top speed of 215mph-plus.
The brakes will be suitably beefed up, the suspension lowered and tautened. The styling has been racified as well, with a sort of double splitter arrangement at the front, and huger diffuser and even huger spoiler at the back.
Price? Well, the standard Aventador starts at £260,000, so the SV will probably cost somewhere north of £300,000. Form an orderly queue.