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Lamborghinis are very fast, and that’s no secret. Pretty quick off the line, too. Even the big-boned Urus can hold its own in a 0-62 mph sprint, which it can dispatch in 3.6 seconds. But this video isn’t about the Lamborghini Urus. It’s about one of Lambo’s pure-breed, low-slung supercars and its ability to stretch its legs in the half mile.

The Lamborghini Aventador SV Roadster came out four years ago with bold claims: 50 kilos (110 pounds) lighter than the regular Roadster, heavily infused with CFRP (carbon-fiber reinforced polymer) and bonkers aero upgrades. But how well can it perform in a half-mile sprint?

They’re having all sorts of mad fun at the Johnny Bohmer Proving Grounds

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First, some context. The SV Roadster uses the same beastly, naturally-aspirated V-12 as a regular Aventador, but it churns out 740 horsepower at 8,400 rpm and 507 pound-feet (690 Newton-meters) of torque at 5,500 rpm. Power reaches all four wheels through a seven-speed automatic that’s been deemed as sluggish and clunky by some, but that’s not the point here.

How Fast Can a Lamborghini Go in a Half Mile?
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The transmission does just enough to propel the SV Roadster from naught to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 2.9 seconds, from naught to 124 mph (200 km/h) in 8.8 seconds, and on to a Vmax of over 217 mph (350 km/h). Stopping power is equally impressive, too, as the open-top Aventador SV needs just 101.7 feet (31 meters) to stop from 62 mph (100 km/h).

Lamborghini Aventador SV Roadster specifications
Type 6.5 liter, naturally aspirated V-12
Output 740 HP @ 8,400 RPM
Torque 509 LB-FT @ 5,500 RPM
0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) 2.9 Seconds
o to 200 km/h (124 mph) 8.8 seconds
Top speed > 350 KM/H (217 MPH)

Also, if you’re looking to find out just how fast can a specific Lamborghini go, make sure you check out our special guide.

That said, let’s come back to the half-mile challenge this Lambo had to rise up to. Thanks to its all-wheel-driver setup, the SV Roadster could easily transfer all that bite to the ground, basically shooting off the line and just pulling and pulling and pulling until it reached 159 mph (159.284 mph, to be more precise, or 256.3 km/h) before the driver stepped on the brake.

How Fast Can a Lamborghini Go in a Half Mile?
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Given that the SV Roadster is capable of over 217 mph, almost hitting the 160-mph mark in the half mile can considered as pretty impressive. Then again, this is Lamborghini we’re talking, so we shouldn’t be too surprised in the first place.

Tudor Rus
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Tudor’s first encounter with cars took place when he was only a child. Back then, his father brought home a Trabant 601 Kombi and a few years later, a Wartburg 353. At that time, he was too young to know how they worked and way too young to drive them, but he could see one thing – each of them had a different ethos and their own unique personality. As time went on, he started seeing that in other cars as well, and his love for the automobile was born.  Read More
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