Lamborghini may be about to announce a broken Nurburgring record when they reveal the new Aventador SVJ.
Back in 2015, Lamborghini revealed the Superveloce Aventador at the Geneva Motor Show to the collective gasp of the assembled crowd. It had 50 more horsepower combined with a weight loss of over 100 lbs, increased downforce of 180% over the original, and a decreased zero to sixty time of 2.8 seconds.
But that was two years ago, and Lamborghini still needs to fill the gap between now and whatever will eventually replace the aging Aventador.
Last May, we got our first glimpse at a brand new Aventador, the Superveloce Jota (SVJ) thanks to some spy photographers catching it performing shakedown tests at Germany’s famous Nurburgring test track. At the time we believed that the SVJ was simply undergoing testing, but a new report from Autocar says that it might have done more than just run around the Green Hell to make sure its wheels wouldn’t fall off.
It may have also snuck in a few fast laps, with one of them defeating the fastest time for a production car.
The current record holder for production cars around the Nurburgring is the Porsche 911 GT2 RS with a time of 6 minutes and 47.3 seconds. The previously released lap time from the SVJ, according to Autocar, was 6 minutes and 54 seconds--6.7 seconds slower than the Porsche.
However, that was under less than ideal conditions. With a dry track and perfect temperatures, the Lamborghini is expected to beat the Porsche. And we might find out by just how much when the SVJ is finally revealed.
It should come as no surprise that the SVJ is expected to be both faster and lighter than the Superveloce. Rumors point toward a power figure of 780 horses or 40 more than the Superveloce.
Along with more power comes yet further aerodynamic improvements, a new rear wing, new front splitter, and a new exhaust that shortens the path from the engine to exit considerably to save weight.
No word yet on just when the SVJ will take a bow, but we’re betting it’ll be sooner rather than later.