LAMBORGHINI’S flagship supercar, the Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce (SV), made its debut on American soil last week with the supercar being shown for the first time at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance in Florida. The show provided the attendees and potential buyers an up-close and personal look at the supercar manufacturer’s latest high-powered offering.Originally unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this month, the Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce shed 50 kilograms, while gaining additional horsepower and increasing aerodynamic efficiency.
The new Aventador SV had a total selling price of $493,095, which already includes a gas-guzzler tax and destination charge.Its price is more than double the newly launched Lamborghini Huracan, which is on offer at $200,000 apiece.
The Lamborghini Aventador SV is the most pure incarnation of a Lamborghini to date: unmistakable Lamborghini super sports car DNA, dynamic superiority and exceptional driving precision. A focus on weight reduction while incorporating innovative technologies has resulted in the most sports-oriented, fastest and most emotional series production Lamborghini ever. The weight has been further reduced by 50 kg through enhanced lightweight engineering including significant use of carbon fiber. The naturally aspirated V12 engine’s power is increased to 552 kW/750 hp. This results in a power-to-weight-ratio of 2,03 kg/hp. The Superveloce accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.8 seconds and powers on to reach a top speed of more than 350 km/h.
Every single detail of the Aventador Superveloce has been optimized to achieve the lowest possible weight, while including new technologies to enhance dynamics and the driving experience. Carbon-fiber monocoque with lightweight aluminum frames are used all throughout the Superveloce. Together with other carbon-fiber components such as new door panels and new rockers and fenders in SMC superlight, it provides low weight with maximum rigidity. Also in carbon fiber are the new rear wing, and the fixed air intakes.
The interior has also been completely revised with a clear focus on weight reduction. The new sports bucket seats and the door panels are made of carbon and the interior’s lightweight design excludes an infotainment system (available as no-cost option), carpets and certain noise insulation parts.
With the use of all these weight-saving materials, the weight of the SV has been reduced by 50 kg to 1,525 kilograms. Combined with the increased power, the power-to-weight ratio has been improved by 10 percent, to 2,03 kg/hp, contributing to not only the phenomenal acceleration figure but enhancing both lateral dynamics and braking. The Superveloce is amazingly powerful, but equally light-footed and precise.
Introduced on the Aventador, Lamborghini’s pushrod suspension system incorporates adaptive Magneto Rheological Suspension (MRS) on the Superveloce, responding immediately to road conditions and driving style: wheel damping is adjusted individually during cornering, largely suppressing body roll and making the steering and handling even more responsive. The adaptive damping also counteracts brake diving.
Also new is the electromechanical Lamborghini Dynamic Steering (LDS), which variably adapts the steering ratio to road speed and to the dynamic mode selected.
The Superveloce’s lightweight forged rims in matt black measure 20 inches at the front and 21 inches at the rear and are optionally equipped with central locking mounts, as in motorsport. The standard-fit Pirelli P Zero Corsa sports tires ensure maximum grip, with Carbon Ceramic Brakes as standard.
The 6.5-liter, naturally aspirated V12 engine in the Lamborghini Aventador has been redesigned for the Superveloce and equipped with a completely new lightweight exhaust system. Improving the engine responsiveness of the original Aventador, maximum power output now reaches 552 kW / 750 hp at 8,400 rpm.
In order to achieve an enriched torque curve especially at high revs, both Variable Valve Timing and Variable Intake System have been optimized. The maximum torque is 690 Nm at 5,500 rpm, with an increased maximum engine speed of 8,500 rpm.
The newly engineered exhaust system not only lowers back pressure, it also delivers all the music of the mighty twelve-cylinder engine – from a moderate rumble when rolling through the city at low revs to the screaming crescendo of gears spinning at top speed. The highly innovative Lamborghini ISR transmission is the perfect match for this engine. It is the fastest automated manual gearbox in the world and delivers an incomparably emotional gear shift.
The permanent all-wheel drive of the Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce – denoted by the ‘4’ in its name – uses a Haldex Generation IV electronically controlled coupling system to distribute torque between front and rear. This coupling matches the torque distribution perfectly to the dynamic situation in a matter of milliseconds. A self-locking differential at the rear axle and an electronic differential lock at the front is controlled by the ESP, lifting the dynamic performance even further.
Form follows function
The design of the Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce embodies aggressive power alongside technical superiority. In creating the Superveloce, from the very beginning the aerodynamic engineers worked closely with the designers of Lamborghini Centro Stile with the objective of ensuring an optimum aerodynamic balance. The goal was to improve both vertical downforce and aerodynamic efficiency without having evident impact on the drag coefficient.
Overall aerodynamics have been optimized by 150 percent in term of efficiency and gained a considerably higher downforce of 170 percent over the standard Aventador. Thus every single line of the Superveloce has a clear function: to further improve the performance of this super sports car.
The most obvious new element is a large racing-style rear wing which improves aerodynamic efficiency and generates additional downforce. It can be manually adjusted to three different positions to suit a driving style. The wing can be regulated to allow for a change of 15 percent 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 color-generating significant downforce in the front of the car.
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 interior – puristand authentic
The exclusive position of the Superveloce is emphasized by its considerably sharpened design and the unique interior. This is the first production car to feature Lamborghini’s innovative Carbon Skin material.
The carbon-fiber monocoque is now visible in several places, including the center tunnel and the sills, giving the entire interior a very purist look.
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.