While everyone is still waiting for the Spyder version of the recently launched Lamborghini Aventador , TopGear went ahead and put ink to paper on a Super Veloce version. The rendering is a little premature considering the Super Veloce will be the last edition released and a leaked source revealed it shouldn’t be here until 2015, but the graphics sure make it wildly entertaining. Sort of like Lamborghini meets japanimation.
The SV package offered for the Murcielago model adds an extra 100 HP over the standard model, so applying the same formula to the Aventador will get the vehicle to about 800 galloping stallions. With the extra output, plus improved aerodynamics and a reduced weight of about 220 lbs, the Aventador SV should deliver the best performance numbers Lamborghini has ever offered in a supercar. For comparison’s sake, the standard Aventador comes with a top speed of 217 mph and sprints from 0 to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds.
Updated 07/01/2014: New online reports suggest that the new Aventador SV should be unveiled sometime in 2015. In fact, TeamSalamone announced on its Facebook account that: "In months from now you will see the unveiling. And shortly after that I will get the first one."
Gallery Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4
Since its introduction in 2011, the Pagani Huayra became one of the major competitors for the Lamborghini Aventador. Now that the SV is well underway, the Huayra needs to face competition from an even more powerful Bull. That shouldn’t be a problem for Pagani’s masterpiece, which cranks out no less than 720 horsepower and 740 pound-feet of torque thanks to its AMG-sourced, 6.0-liter V-12 engine. Paired to a race-spec, seven-speed sequential gearbox, the mill pushes the Huayra from naught to 60 mph in just 3.2 seconds and onto a top speed of 230 mph. Although the Aventador SV is likely to be faster to 60 mph, we doubt the Italian supercar will do more than 217 mph.
The Pagani Huayra is priced from around $1.4 million, which is more than double the amount the Aventador SV is expected to fetch.
Gallery Pagani Huayra
The F12berlinetta may have its engine mounted at the front, but it doesn’t lack the performance and speed required to stand up to the Aventador SV. The 6.3-liter V-12 benefits from 740 horsepower and 508 pound-feet of torque and mates to a seven-speed, dual-clutch transmission. The quick shifts provided by the F1-sources gearbox sends the F12 flying from 0 to 60 mph in only 3.1 seconds and it makes sure it doesn’t stop until it reaches a top speed of 211 mph.
Those thinking the F12berlinetta is at a disadvantage when it comes to handling due to its front-engined configurations, should know Ferrari worked hard to overcome that downfall by fitting an enormous amount of technology underneath that body. The F1-Trac traction control, the yaw control and the advanced ABS and EBD system will ensure the F12 remains planted under full throttle. Pricing for the Berlinetta blows past the $350,000 mark in the U.S.