We’ve seen our fair share of exotics, special editions and concepts in the auto industry. Rare is the occasion when we’re rendered speechless and have to recover our jaws from the floor.
Today, however, both of those happened when DMC Tuning officially pulled the covers off of its latest aftermarket masterpiece for the Lamborghini Aventador, the DMC Aventador LP900 SV Limited Edition.
We have to say, the wait was arduous and a little painstaking, especially after DMC decided to inundate us with all those different teasers, causing many of sleepless nights on our end. As much as we want to blame DMC for our newly acquired insomnia, we can’t. We just can’t.
Not after it released a program that more than lives up to the buzz it’s been generating in the past few weeks. About the only thing that disappointed us with this car is the exclusivity of the program, something that you’ll find out when you go past the jump to find out more about the Lamborghini Aventador LP900 SV Limited Edition.
Inspired by the Lamborghini Aventador J, a one-off model introduced at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show and one that naturally caused us to question why we just don’t spend all our life savings buying an Aventador, the LP900 SV Limited Edition was built by DMC with only one thing in mind: shock and awe.
And boy, did it do itself right on this one.
One - or two - of the things you’ll immediately notice are the front and rear bumpers, both of which were built completely from carbon fiber. That’s 100 percent carbon fiber, fellas. The front fascia features a wider and sharper nose, which gains its inspiration from the Aventador J. The two "J" style poles, which aren’t just for prettying up the look of the Aventador, but also serve the purpose of improving the supercar’s overall aerodynamics, also pay tribute to the Aventador J.
Notice how the sharp end of the nose drops down a little bit? That’s got Aventador J written all over it. The front end also has two Formula 1 canards that have been mounted on either side of the car, breaking enough of the airflow to allow the driver to enjoy the supreme benefits of driving a supercar as insane as this one.
Moving on to the sides, the Aventador LP900 SV Limited Edition also has side skirts that also contain the tuner’s diffuser panels — a feature that we first saw on the Molto Veloce kit. Similarly, that enormous rear spoiler at the back and the corresponding wheelbase are also part of the Molto Veloce package.
What’s different, as you can clearly see, is the new rear bumper that comes with the same lower “tunnel” system that we saw on the Molto Veloce’s rear diffuser. A point of difference on the rear bumper is the presence of three aggressive GT fins. On top of that, the aforementioned tunnel now has a center opening, just below the custom exhaust system.
How does this Lamborghini Aventador LP900 SV Limited Edition grade on performance? If we’re rating it from 0 to 900, this is a certified 9-0-0. There’s 900 horsepower’s worth of beastliness under its hood, thanks in part to 12 unique single-intake throttle plates, one for each 6.5-liter V-12 engine’s individual cylinders. Even the gasoline pumps and lines, as well as the pressure modulators and injection nozzles are all newly installed components from DMC.
Other additions to the overall performance program include: optimized engine electronics, an electronic load pressure control system and a completely new wiring system. Lastly, a new titanium exhaust system has replaced the stock component. How’s this important? Well, for one, DMC used high-tech titanium on the new exhaust system the same material that sees use on space ships. More importantly, at least as far as performance goes, the new titanium exhaust system only weights 3.45 kg (7.6 pounds) compared to 34 kg (74.95 pounds) for the stock version.
The LP9000 SV Limited Edition won’t be available to the public now or anytime soon. There’s only one way you are eligible to be one of the 10 lucky owners of this special edition supercar and it involves actually owning DMC’s Molto Veloce kit for the "standard" Aventador.
Can We Even Get One?
The short answer is no, unless you happen to own DMC’s regular Molto Veloce kit for the Aventador. Even after you’ve met that qualifier, you’re still subjected to a thorough screening process from DMC. Only a chosen few will be considered based on a number of criteria. From there, applicants will be carefully scrutinized by DMC, and only approved if the car, the location, the owner and the color match DMC’s "10 of 10" criteria.
Equally important is the announcement that each of the kits will only be available in one shade or body finish, which means that no two DMC SV models will be the same.
Design is sick beyond words
Insane performance capabilities
Talk about exclusivity
Exteremely hard to get
Won’t be sold to just about anybody
When DMC showcased their first Aventador package last month, everybody was stunned, but also assumed that the German Luxury Tuner was now done with the bull from Sant’Agata, Italy. Today we learn just how wrong that assumption was, as the refiner, who became famous for its craftsmanship on Lamborghini automobiles, introduces STAGE 2: The DMC Aventador LP900 SV LIMITED EDITION (10 of 10)
So the question is, will they top their STAGE 1, which was already called the sickest Aventador on the tuning scene? As crazy as it may sound, DMC was able to push themselves onto an even higher level, because their new SV kit continues where the STAGE 1 package ends, improving an already sound base. The high-tech manufacturer has tuned the Italian super-sports car with German perfection - dramatic appearance , efficient technology.
But first things first - this kit, which is strictly limited to only 10 sets worldwide, cannot be bought by money. It’s limited nature dictates only a chosen few will be able to get the DMC SV, which took heavy inspiration from the Aventador J, a one of a kind itself, which was introduced by Lamborghini in Geneva earlier in 2012. You must be the owner of DMC’s regular Molto Veloce Kit, and apply - that’s right - to get access to one of the 10 kits dubbed as the LP900 SV.
"Money is not the issue for our clients", says Thorsten Grebers, Marketing Manager at DMC Germany, "this is a kit that you can’t get by using your credit card.". Applications will be carefully scrutinized by DMC, and only approved if the car, the location, the owner and the color match DMC’s "10 of 10" criteria. Each of the kits will only be available in one shade or body finish, no two DMC SV will be the same.
Wait until we finish inspecting the new kit, then you are officially allowed to be shocked … because so were we: DMC developed a brand new front and rear bumper, completely manufactured in 100% carbon fiber.
Certainly not, but the exclusivity of the product is the only base for the best materials available. The front fascia receives the most significant change with a wider, sharper nose and the two "J" style poles, responsible to further improved aerodynamics. It’s also the place where the brand new "DMC" badge proudly shows by-passers that this Lamborghini has now been turned into a DMC LP900 SV. The front is perfected with two Formula1 Canards mounted on either side that further break the airflow for the pilot’s driving perfection.
The side skirts feature DMC’s diffuser panels, which we first saw on the original Molto Veloce Kit, as well as the massive rear spoiler and corresponding wing base. The rear features a brand new rear bumper that includes the lower ‘tunnel’ system seen on the Molto Veloce rear diffuser. The latter not only receives three aggressive GT fins, but also features a new design: the tunnel now shows a center opening, under the custom exhaust, which hasn’t been seen before. Once again form and function are joined … DMC’s Titanium Exhaust system might be spitting flames on occasion, these could damage the beautiful carbon fiber - hence DMC redesigned this tunnel.
Performance wise, DMC has a sporty modification up their sleeve, and YES, the car now has got 900 HP. While traditional Lamborghini engine design features combined overhead throttle valves per cylinder bank, DMC has decided to use 12 unique single intake throttle plates, one for each individual cylinder. Gasoline pumps and - lines, as well as pressure modulators and injection nozzles will be replaced by own new components. Optimized engine electronics, an electronic load pressure control system and a completely new wiring will be added. The engine will then be rebranded as LP900. The power-mod is supported by a brand new Titanium Exhaust system, which weighs only a 1/10 of the original unit. Putting only 3.45 KG on the scales compared with the 34 KG stock exhaust was only possibly by using high-tech Titanium, a material also used in space-ships.
The DMC LP900 SV (10 of 10) is a celebration of DMC’s passion for Lamborghini“ says Thorsten Grebers, Marketing Manager at DMC Germany. “We love the brand, the car, the designs, and respect the work that has been done, the SV is clearly our homage that allows us to show what is actually possible when it comes to improve perfection.”
All body components can be installed by one of DMC Germany’s global dealers, located globally in North America, Asia and the Middle East. If you opt for the engine modification however, it would be highly suggested to fly your LP700 to the company‘s workshop in Germany or Switzerland.
While the STAGE 1 Body Components retail for EUR 25.000, the brand new Interior costs EUR 10.000. DMC’s wheel package starts at EUR 10.000, and the Titanium Exhaust brings an additional EUR 5.500. If you are one of the chosen 10 to be accepted for the STAGE 2 SV package, make sure to pay EUR 12.500 for the new front bumper, and 12.500 for the new rear bumper.
P.S. But there is one more thing, STAGE 1, STAGE 2, ............ Stay tuned