LaA recently leaked certification has revealed Lamborghini’s plans to make an Aventador SVJ Roadster.
Believe the hype, and not just for the fact the Aventador SVJ is now the fastest production car to lap the Nurburgring. Lamborghini isn’t just going to just sit back and let the accolades for the SVJ built up. They’re going to make a new version of the fastest car to lap the ‘Ring, and this time it’ll have no roof.
An Aventador SVJ Roadster is coming.
How do we know? We have the bureaucratic sleuths over at AutoGuide to thank for unearthing a California Air Resources Board executive order, signed August 23rd, 2018, that certifies four Lamborghini models: “the Aventador S Coupe, the Aventador S Roadster, the Aventador SVJ Coupe, and the Aventador SVJ Roadster."
AutoGuide mentioned that they were unsure whether or not the SVJ Roadster will be part of the 900 unit production run for the SVJ, or if it’ll be considered a second production run. Roadsters do tend to be very popular in the supercar market, but 900 units is a lot of cars for Lamborghini. Who knows?
One thing is for sure: the Aventador SVJ is the fastest Lamborghini ever built. It’s naturally aspirated 6.5-L V12 engine puts down 760 hp and 531 lb-ft of torque and combines with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission to achieve a blistering zero to sixty time of just 2.7 seconds.
But it’s the handling that truly sets the Aventador apart. All-wheel-drive with torque vectoring puts the right amount of power to each wheel, while all-wheel steering will actually turn both front and rear wheels depending on velocity. At low speeds, the wheels turn in opposite directions, while at high speeds the wheels turn in the same direction.
Active aerodynamics pioneered in the Huracan Performante also find a home in the SVJ. A set of motorized flaps at the front splitter will increase or decrease drag depending on what the driver wants, while the air intake just before the massive rear wing will do the same.
As awesome as all this technology is, it’s not likely to matter much for the Roadster SVJ. Roadsters are for impressing people in downtown Miami, not for going fast around a track.