It’s quicker than the all-electric Nio EP9

It’s been only 24 hours since Lamborghini released a short video of the upcoming Aventador SVJ on the Nurburgring, and the Italian firm announced that the supercar set a new lap record for production cars at the Nurburgring. The Aventador SVJ lapped the German track in 6:44.97 minutes, a full minute quicker than the previous record holder.

Lamborghini Aventador SVJ lap record in in 6:44.97

Here we are. The Aventador SVJ laps the Nürburgring Nordschleife in 6:44:97 minutes! Stay tuned on our YouTube channel for the full lap. Learn more on lam.bo/AventadorSvjRecord_Fb

Posted by Lamborghini on Thursday, July 26, 2018
The record was set with the camouflaged car that we already saw in the teaser and with factory driver Marco Mapelli behind the steering wheel

The record was set with the camouflaged car that we already saw in the teaser and with factory driver Marco Mapelli behind the steering wheel. The run had support from Pirelli technicians, and Lambo used a custom system of cameras and telemetry to document the lap. The Aventador SVJ dethroned the all-electric NextEV Nio EP9, which set a 6:45.90-minute record in 2016.

Lambo’s new record comes only months after the Huracan Performante lapped the German track in six minutes and 52 seconds, or around eight seconds slower. The Aventador SVJ was also 15 seconds quicker than the Aventador SV, which needed 6:59.73 minutes to lap the Nordschleife back in 2015.

Lamborghini Aventador SVJ breaks Nurburgring record!
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Lambo claims that the record was set with a stock car, without any extra features that customers can't buy fitted inside and out.

Lambo claims that the record was set with a stock car, without any extra features that customers can’t buy fitted inside and out. The Aventador SVJ was equipped with Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R tires during the run, but these can be had as an option on the upcoming supercar.

Speaking of which, the Aventador SVJ will break cover at the Monterey Car Week in California next month. Details are still being kept in the vault, but the SVJ will be the most extreme Aventador ever made.

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Press release

The new Lamborghini Aventador SVJ, yet to be unveiled later this summer, has taken the lap record for production cars at the Nürburgring Nordschleife, in a lap time of 6:44.97 minutes.

The camouflaged Aventador SVJ with official Lamborghini driver Marco Mapelli at the helm, took on the lap-time test at the 20.6 km track. The challenge was managed by Lamborghini’s Research and Development team, with extensive tire support from Pirelli technicians and driver. Fitted with cameras inside and out and full telemetry, under the formal scrutiny of Remak personnel who managed time and GPS certification using VBOX-Racelogic instrumentation, the lap attempt of the Aventador SVJ was performed during an exclusive session on the Nürburgring Nordschleife.

“The Aventador SVJ takes the Jota suffix, following the Lamborghini tradition for denoting a car’s track-focused talent. This new car is the convergence of Lamborghini technologies to produce a super sports car that transcends current performance benchmarks,” says Automobili Lamborghini Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Stefano Domenicali. “Its tenure as the Nürburgring lap time record holder, even before its unveiling during the Monterey Car Week in California in August, endorses Lamborghini’s competence in applying superlative design engineering and ground-breaking technologies. The SVJ is a super sports car at the zenith of performance, while also ensuring unrivalled driving pleasure.”

“This is another demonstration of the exceptional skills and teamwork by the dedicated personnel within Automobili Lamborghini: from the R&D team, as well as from our test drivers and, of course, partners such as Pirelli,” adds Chief Technical Officer, Maurizio Reggiani.

The Aventador SVJ is created to feature higher power output, with lightweight materials contributing to the best weight-to-power ratio of only 1,98 kg/hp. It features Lamborghini’s patented ALA 2.0 active aerodynamics system with aero vectoring for the best handling and downforce, as well as new aerodynamic features specific to the SVJ.

Development of the car included significant CFD simulation to optimize the ALA performance, with the exceptional downforce requiring an entire rework of the Aventador’s active and passive dynamic systems to exploit the car’s physical boundaries. Developing ALA strategies for the Aventador SVJ through both static and dynamic virtual simulations, a virtual attempt at the Nürburgring Nordschleife already returned a better lap time than the Lamborghini Huracán Performante.

The set-up of the Aventador SVJ has been entirely re-engineered to enhance its four-wheel drive system, rear-wheel steering and ESC. Significantly stiffer than the Aventador LP 750-4 SV, the steering has been retuned in the SVJ. The Aventador SVJ features a new specifically-developed Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires as standard. For the lap-time attempt the optional Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R tires were mounted.

In 2015 the Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 SV delivered a sub-seven minute lap time, and in 2016 the Huracán Performante took the Nürburgring Nordschleife production car record, with a lap time of 6:52.01, which it held until September 2017.

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