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Lamborghini Aventador SVJ could break Nurburgring lap record

By Chris Thompson, 10 Jul 2018 News

Lamborghini Aventador SVJ could break Nurburgring lap record news

YouTuber claims to have timed a test run of the V12 monster

If the several reports of blistering timed laps of the camouflaged Lamborghini Aventador SVJ are true, Porsche should be worried about its 911 GT2 RS Nürburgring lap record.

Expected to break cover (or at least be officially announced) later this year, the Lamborghini Super Veloce Jota (see end of article for an explanation of the badge name) has been spied lapping the Green Hell regularly of late, and rumours are flying.

But one relatively well-founded rumour is that Lamborghini is trying to take back the production car lap record, which was taken from it by Porsche’s 911 GT2 RS late last year.

YouTuber and apparent Nürburgring regular Misha Charoudin has claimed the SVJ will likely snatch the record back based on some rough timing he carried out while watching a development session.

With a slightly altered track straight due to the nature of the industrial testing use, he clocked the Aventador SVJ at 6 minutes and 54 seconds.

If the SVJ loses several seconds due to the cones on the track, its time could be well within reach of the GT2 RS’s 6:47.3 lap record.

Lamborghini previously held the record for a Nürburgring production car lap with its Huracán Performante, which ran the 20.8km track in 6:52.

What’s in a name?

The SVJ badge has been around since the Lamborghini Miura, though its usage very limited.

It began with the FIA ‘Appendix J’ regulations for racecars, which came into play in 1965. Lamborghini built a Miura called the ‘Jota’ to fit within these rules. ‘Jota’ is the Spanish word for the letter J.

Since then, the Miura, Diablo, and now Aventador have all featured a very limited edition Jota.