Lamborghini’s Successor to the Aventador Super Veloce Could Use "Jota" Moniker
We haven’t seen the Jota name used since the Aventador Jby Kirby, on
The successor to the Lamborghini Aventador Super Veloce may feature a designation that Lambo fans are very familiar with as a new spy image revealed that the car’s full name will be the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ. We can establish that the first two letters of the suffix stand for "Super Veloce," but the last letter — J — could point to the return of the “Jota” moniker.
Details are still scarce about the Aventador SVJ, but it is expected that the model will be offered in limited quantities, similar to the Aventador SV.
The Italian automaker has used the “Jota” name in the past, most recently on the one-off Lamborghini Aventador. The name’s roots can be traced to Lamborghini development driver Bob Wallace, who was instrumental in convincing Lamborghini to create a test mule for the Lamborghini Miura that would be eligible to the FIA’s Appendix J racing regulations back in the early 1970s. Since then, the Jota moniker has been used on a handful of models, including the Diablo SE30 Jota, arguably one of the rarest Lamborghinis of all time. It’s unclear how many Diablo SE30 Jotas were created, but the most common response you’re going to get is that Lamborghini built 28 Jota kits for the Diablo. However, only 12 kits were installed by the automaker. The other 16 kits were offered to existing Diablo SE30 owners, where they could have the kits installed by local dealers.
Fast forward to 2018, and it looks like Lamborghini is about to dust off the Jota moniker once again. Details are still scarce about the Aventador SVJ, but it is expected that the model will be offered in limited quantities, similar to the Aventador SV. The Aventador SVJ’s power numbers have yet to be revealed as well, but we can safely assume that it’ll feature the Aventador’s 6.5-liter naturally aspirated V-12 unit and will have an output of at least 700 horsepower, maybe even more. The limited-run supercar should also get a smattering of aerodynamic upgrades to give justice to its use of the Jota name.
Expect the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ to make its debut soon, possibly as soon as the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. It would be fitting for Lambo to bring the car to the Swiss city because it’s where the company introduced the Aventador Super Veloce three years ago.
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