Seven-fifty foreign nags is 552kW, here developed by a 6.5-litre naturally aspirated V12 engine that’s freer flowing than ‘normal’ and has its rev limit raised to 8500rpm. Not for Lamborghini forced induction: just a whopping great engine that also makes 690Nm at 5500rpm. In ‘regular’ Aventador form, it’s one of the world’s great powerplants. Here, it should be even better.
Again, it’s mated to a single-clutch automated manual gearbox with, we’re told, an improved shift calibration, but more significant still is that the SV is, impressively, 50kg lighter than standard. There are new door skins and a couple of lighter panels clad over the carbonfibre monocoque, but I suspect the real weight saving comes from the stripped-out interior.
Under the hood, the Aventador LP700-4 comes with a 6.5-litre V12 engine which churns out 690bhp and a similar amount of torque. The car can get from 0-100km/h in just 2.9 seconds and that’s not just because of the power the engine generates but also because of the AWD system.
The Aventador was launched as the LP 700-4 but was upgraded to the LP 750-4 SuperVeloce soon after. Despite being 5 years old now it is still no slouch as it needs just 2.9 seconds to sprint from naught to 100 kmph and can go up to a top speed of 350 kmph. A 7-speed ISR transmission sends 700PS and 690Nm of torque to all four wheels on the base model, while the Superveloce churns out 750PS.