Lamborghini has unveiled the hardcore Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show.
As you’d expect from a SV model, there is more power and less weight, matched by improved aerodynamics and an aggressive body kit.
“The new Aventador Superveloce continues the Lamborghini tradition of SV models, pushing the boundaries in terms of performance and pure driving emotion,” says Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini.
“The original Aventador was presented four years ago, and the Superveloce pays homage to its passionate owners, as well as the fan community, whose enthusiasm has resulted in the biggest commercial success ever of a Lamborghini V12 super sports car. In the Superveloce Lamborghini’s expertise in lightweight engineering is clearly evident. With technological features which, combined with design, quality standards and craftsmanship, the Superveloce results in the most exclusive, pure and emotional production model in the history of our brand.”
The 6.5-litre naturally aspirated V12 engine has been enhanced for the Superveloce and equipped with a completely new lightweight exhaust system. Maximum power is now 552kW (750hp) at 8,400rpm – an extra 37kW (50hp), while peak torque is rated at an unchanged 690Nm at 5,500rpm. Maximum engine speed has increased to 8,500rpm.
Matched with Lamborghini’s latest automated manual transmission claimed to be the fastest in the world, the Aventador SV will complete the century sprint in a mere 2.8 seconds – 0.1 seconds quicker than the standard model – and top out at more than 350km/h.
Besides getting more power, the SV is 50kg lighter (now at 1,525kg), thanks to more extensive use of carbon fibre. The new door panels, rockers and fenders are all made from the lightweight material, along with the new rear wing and fixed air intakes.
The interior has also been completely revised to reduce weight. The new sports bucket seats are made of carbon fibre, while the infotainment system, carpets and certain noise insulation parts have all been stripped out.
The instrument cluster is entirely new. The new TFT screen is dominated by the color yellow, with an RPM shifting indicator in light blue, and a G-force indicator in the lower part of the cluster similar to racing cars.
Lamborghini has also worked hard on the Superveloce’s aerodynamics, which is now 150 percent more efficient aerodynamically and generates an extra 170 percent of downforce.
The racing style rear wing can be manually adjusted to three different positions to suit individual driving style as well as regulated to allow for a change of 15% in the aerodynamic balance of the car.
The front end of the car has been redesigned completely: a more ‘open’ view, with the forward-stretched line of the front skirt and two front wings – one in black carbon fiber and one in the car’s colour – generating significant downforce in the front of the car. This improves handling and stability, gives even more precise turn-in at high speeds and, in conjunction with the ABS, ensures a sensitive and accurate feedback from the steering. Larger front air intakes reflect the SV’s additional 50 hp and optimize brake cooling.
The rear of the car is redesigned with an open, exposed feel. Carbon fiber parts, many in visible black colour, contribute to weight reduction. The Superveloce’s extreme, lightweight character is immediately evident, with the complexity of the design clearly visible from both behind and above the car. A large rear diffuser on the underside and vertical fins improve the air flow from the optimized underbody.
A large mesh structure at the rear ensures heat dissipation from the 6.5-liter V12 engine. The muffler design is in a special lightweight material, with a naked four- pipe exhaust.
The cooling air ducts above the rear wheels, which are movable on the standard Aventador, are fixed on the Superveloce.
The SV’s pushrod suspension system incorporates adaptive Magneto Rheological Suspension (MRS) that works with the electromechanical Lamborghini Dynamic Steering (LDS) to ensure greater stability at high speed, while making it significantly easier to manoeuvre at low speed.
The launch colour is called “Rosso Bia” and is complemented by black Alcantara interior. Five other colours are available on top of Lamborhini’s Ad Personam personalisation programme.
The Lamborghini Aventador Superveloce is priced from €327,190 in Europe when it goes on sale in the 3rd quarter.