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Lamborghini Aventador SV bound for Geneva

By Curt Dupriez, 03 Feb 2015 News

Lamborghini Aventador SV bound for Geneva

Aventador SuperVeloce promises more power, less weight

That a SuperVeloce enhanced Aventador is as inevitable as death and taxes doesn’t quash anticipation for the purest, most extreme flagship Lambo yet.

Sticking true to Raging Bull heritage, the latest SV looks to cop a menacing styling makeover to complement a gym-honed weight drop and increase in V12 muscle.

Spied during what Autoexpress reports as a commercial photo shoot, the SV’s revised styling package gets a host of aerodynamic enhancements, with a more aggressive treatment to its various air intakes, vents and airflow guides, a more pronounced rear diffuser and a now-signature SV rear wing.  

More liberal lashings of unpainted carbonfibre are also key SV visual cues.

In the long tradition of SV-enhanced Miuras, Diablos and Murcielagos before it, the Aventador SuperVeloce will be perfect for customers who consider Lamborghini’s ‘regular’ V12 hypercar a little too tame.

While it’s unclear how much extra output engineers will extract from the regular LP700-4’s 515kW and 690Nm 6.5-litre engine, the SuperVeloce must surely surpass the 530kW of 2013’s limited-edition LP720-4 50 Anniversario model.

A neat 750 horsepower (551kW), complete with a requisite LP750-4 designation, seems the safest and most fitting bet.  

The SV will also need to supplant the Anniversario’s ear-pinning 2.9sec 0-100km/h claim.

Top speed? Its predecessor, the Murcielago SV, was offered with two different aero packages, each with its own V-max claim, so it’s feasible the new SV could breach Anniversario’s 350km/h peak should a ‘slippery’ small-winged aero package be made available.

That said, handling and stability, rather than top-speed heroics, could well be the most crucial performance benchmarks for the latest SV breed. 

Like the Murcielago SV before it, expect the top-spec Aventador to be stripped of 100kg through weight savings spread across the chassis, bodywork, interior and powertrain, leaving the weighbridge ticket under 1.5-tonne. Expect exact figures at the Geneva motor show this March.

If and when the Aventador lands on Aussie terra firma, don’t expect much change from a frosty million dollars.