The long awaited Lamborghini Aventado Superveloce has been unveiled at the 2015 Geneva Auto Show, and finally we now know just how much power this top of the line V12 puts down onto the road … exactly the same figure as the limited edition Veneno from 2013: 750hp … in the LP750-4 Superveloce this number is reached at 8,400rpm with a torque figure of 690 Nm at 5,500 rpm … subsequently the top speed is now in excess of 350Km/h, making the Aventador LP750-4 Superveloce the fastest production Raging Bull in history.
The illustrious SV designation has adorned some of the most impressive Lamborghini ever since it first appeared back in early Seventies … in fact it was exactly 44 years ago at the same Geneva Auto Show the SV was used for the first time on a Lamborghini … the Miura P400 SV in fact, back in those days it stood for Spinto Veloce and would mark the final evolution of the sensual Miura … today the Miura SV is the most sought after of the all, and with only 150 ever made it has become a very costly affair to obtain the best of the best when it comes to Miura production … the handful factory built SVJ with special Jota looks and technical modifications are even more difficult to find on the market today.
After the Countach took over from the Miura in the mid-Seventies it would take a very long time to reach the ultimate evolution of that bedroom poster dream car … and it was called the Quattrovalvole, or in short the QV (the 25th Anniversary was a special celebrations model based on the QV) … there was no SV designation used during the entire Countach production run from 1974 to 1990, and it would take another 5 years before the SV would be back in the line up … of the Diablo range this time.
Exactly 20 years ago, in March 1995 the impressive Diablo SV was unveiled at the Geneva Auto Show, short for Sport Veloce the Diablo SV was in fact the entry level model, a lightweight version of the Diablo 2WD that was developed with racing in mind (in 1996 the Diablo SV-R became a reality), hence the alcantara interior, special rear wing and air intakes to draw cool air straight into the V12 engine compartment … the Diablo SV quickly became a very popular model, and by the time the MY1999 with the fixed headlights took over production of the original Diablo 2WD was halted in favor of the Diablo SV, which also featured rear wheel drive only while the Diablo VT was a four wheel drive version.
1999 was the final production year for the Lamborghini Diablo SV, but a decade later, at the 2009 Geneva Auto Show one of the most impressive Bulls ever was unveiled … the Murciélago LP670-4 Superveloce … which would be a numbered, limited edition model of which only 350 would be built … in the end only about 185 were ever sold before the Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 was shown in 2011 and introduced one of the best selling V12 models ever.
So fast forward to March 2015 … and once again the Geneva Auto Show is the venue where Lamborghini unveils the fourth SV or Superveloce version of their flagship V12 model … the Aventador LP750-4 Superveloce … lighter, more powerful, more aggressive looking and officially the fastest production Lamborghini ever.
The famous 6.5 Liter V12 engine is still naturally aspired, there are no Turbo on this Lamborghini but still power output increased from 700hp to 750hp for the Superveloce, together with a 50kg weight reduction this results in a ‘power to weight’ ratio of 2.03 kg/hp … very impressive figures that deliver a top speed in excess of 350km/h and acceleration figures of 2.8 second from 0 to 100 km/h … 300 km/h is reached in less than half a minute … only 24 seconds to be exact.
For the Aventador Superveloce the emphasis was put on being fast but still relatively easy to drive and additionally to bring the track feeling to the road … visible carbon fiber inside, the use of Carbon Skin upholstery for the interior and some amazing looking seats with again visible carbon fiber … even the infotainment system has become an option to reduce weight as much as possible, but still allow those who would like some more luxury to option out a very nice Superveloce in the end.
The carbon fiber monocoque for the Aventador has been a major achievement already, but for the Superveloce this strong but lightweight material has been taken to the next level, the inner door panels are clear carbon fiber with a strap to pull down, similar to the treatment seen on the Gallardo Superleggera in fact, while the lower rocker panels and rear fenders are made from superlight SMC material … the big carbon fiber rear wing offers three positions while the ‘shoulder’ air intakes are now fixed too but show large intakes nonetheless … keep in mind all the motors for the original rear wing and intakes could be deleted on the Superveloce … all in an effort to shave away weight.
The design for the Aventador Superveloce has taken inspiration from both the limited edition 50th Anniversary edition Aventador LP720-4 and the very special Lamborghini Veneno LP750-4 … with aggressive vertical fins on the rear diffuser, extra air vents on the rear fascia between the taillights (as there is no adjustable rear wing anymore) and large vents under the taillights … all there to create an ‘open’ style rear section finished mostly in matte black combined with clear carbon fiber while four centrally mounted round exhaust pipes are responsible for the V12 soundtrack.
The side sills received an Aventador J style finish with a section being done in matte black while the large air intake behind the door showed a matte carbon fiber finish on the ‘New’ Giallo Orion show car, exterior rear view mirrors also received the matte black treatment on the yellow car … a very nice touch is the fact when you open the door you actually see the carbon fiber weave on the sill … track style … in fact carpets are an option.
Up front the Aventador Superveloce boasts a low, aggressive bumper again with large air intakes and matte black sections, an horizontal fin is color coded to the body of the car … a trick that makes the car look even wider than it already is … I’m sure there will be a possibility to have all those matte black parts finished in clear carbon fiber too, or even the new Forged Composite material … after all there is still the Ad Personam department that can make just about all your dreams come true.
The Aventador Superveloce brings back the central locking wheels we’ve seen on the Miura back in the late Sixties and early Seventies … the optional Diantus wheels offer a race inspired cross spoke design, are a lot lighter compared to the standard Dione wheels, and come with either a black or a red central locking nut. Sizes are 20 inch up front and 21 inch at the rear always coupled to a Magneto-rheological suspension … again with either black or red springs … the lifting system is an option to allow you to enter a steeper driveway a little easier.
Brake calipers behind these amazing wheels are black in standard form, but you can opt for yellow, grey, orange and red from the option list … in the Ad Personam system the orange, yellow and red return while the Superveloce comes standard with Pirelli P Zero Corsa sport tires while P Zero sport tires are an option together with the large SV script to put on the side of the Aventador Superveloce.
In the engine compartment the masterpiece is undoubtedly that amazing V12 engine, but still you can add a few personal touches from the options list, like a T-Shaped engine cover in carbon fiber to replace the standard Polycarbonate one, and why not go for the carbon fiber engine bay trim together with the X-Frame in clear carbon fiber … on the other hand the engine cover itself comes with carbon fiber fins as standard, if you want people to admire the engine from the outside the glass louvers are an option.
If you want to stick to the normal palette of shades made available for the Aventador LP750-4 Superveloce you will be able to choose from Nero Aldebaran, Bianco Isis, New Giallo Orion, Arancio Atlas, Verde Ithaca, Rosso Bia and a Blu Sideris … but naturally there is still the option list and the Ad Personam program to really make your Superveloce stand out from the crowd, and while it is not a numbered, limited edition I’m sure the premium asked for the LP750-4 against the original LP700-4 will keep it a rare sight on the open road.
Inside things have changed between the original Aventador and this new Superveloce too, for one there is the Carbon Skin material being used on a regular production model for the first time, but also a lot of visible carbon fiber everywhere in the cockpit, from the seats over the central console right up to the foot wells … all very impressive. In fact the Sensonum premium sound system and navigation/infotainment system are options, if not taken a nice Forged Composite panel takes her place on the central console, a rear view camera might be a useful option however.
For the Superveloce the sport bucket seats are standard fitment while fully electric and heated seats are an option together with the multi-function steering wheel, available in a combination of alcantara and smooth leather, either perforated or not … or in full alcantara, which is the only option on the Superveloce for me to be honest.
Naturally the interior can be ordered in just about any shade possible, from the standard black with color coded inserts over to anything you like with the Ad Personam program, add the Carbon Skin package to make a difference while the branding package adds the Lamborghini script on the dashboard and the Raging Bull crest on the headrests … the interior carbon fiber package is another must have if you ask me while the optional fire extinguisher and carbon fiber floor mats just complete that track day feeling for you.
The Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 Superveloce is the new flagship model made in Sant’Agata at the moment … but rumor has it there will also be a Roadster version of this track inspired super car.