Watch this Lamborghini Aventador SVJ pop wheelie after wheelie at the drag strip.
The most powerful Lamborghini to date, the Aventador SVJ, is also the fastest one to lap the Nurburgring. In fact, it’s also the fastest ever production car to lap the Nurburgring, which is quite the feat.
Under the rear engine cover is a tuned version of the Aventador’s 6.5-L V12 producing 759 hp and 531 lb-ft of torque. Zero to sixty is done in just 2.7 seconds on its way to a top speed over 217 mph.
But it’s the handling that really sets the SVJ apart. Four-wheel steering and active aerodynamics allow the SVJ to corner at speeds that would send a regular Aventador spinning off into a flaming wreck.
We’re only just seeing people take deliveries of the SVJ around the world. A friend of DragTimes managed to get his hands on one and has clocked just under 1,000 miles on the odometer. The perfect time to take it out to the drag strip and see how well it performs in the real world.
And in a real surprise, the SVJ is so excited to finally use launch control that it even pops tiny wheelies every time it runs.
We’ll skip over the 5 minutes of debate that the guys have before finally setting the SVJ on the strip. They’re expecting low 10s from the SVJ, and given the car’s advertised statistics, we think that’s reasonable.
In the first run, the SVJ has a particularly rough launch. DragTimes can’t quite figure out why the car had a rough launch but it becomes readily apparent as soon as he reaches the end of the line when he’s told his car did a wheelie after launch. The SVJ’s acceleration is so savage that despite the car’s additional length and low-slung nature, it can still lift the front wheels an inch off the ground.
The same thing happens during the second run, where the SVJ runs a 10.60 at 131.42 mph. The third and final run brings the SVJ down to 10.57 seconds at 131.86 mph--not quite the low 10s where they wanted to be, but an admirable effort all the same.
VBox data reveals the SVJ’s zero to sixty time to be 2.8 seconds with zero to 100 mph taking just 6 seconds. This is truly the fastest Lambo to ever live.