After four years of being forced to turn to specialists such as Novitec, DMC, or Hamann for power updates, Aventador enthusiasts will finally be able to buy a more potent version of Lambo’s top-tier supercar. The mighty SuperVeloce update is about to become available for the Aventador also, and the latest batch of spy shots we just received in our inbox suggest the 2015 Lamborghini Aventador SV is just around the corner. Making things that much better is that the SV shown above and below is camouflage-free, a rarity for a vehicle that has yet to receive an official launch date.

So why is it totally free of camouflage with two months left until it reportedly debuts at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show in March? Well, it seems our trusty paparazzi stumbled onto the Aventador SV while Lamborghini was shooting a promotional video, the type of footage that usually showcases the main character in all its glory. All told, the SV looks as if it is ready to hit the showroom floor, and it’s likely that Lambo will bring it in this exact same configuration to Geneva, although the exterior color may differ.

Needless to say, this is our best look at the brand-new Aventador SV, a performance update that brings many new features to the supercar. Keep reading to find out what sets the SV apart from the standard Aventador.

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Click past the jump to read more about the Lamborghini Aventador SV.

Lamborghini Aventador SV - spy shots

Spy Shots: Lamborghini Aventador SV Caught Free Of Camouflage Exterior Spyshots
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Spy Shots: Lamborghini Aventador SV Caught Free Of Camouflage Exterior Spyshots
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Spy Shots: Lamborghini Aventador SV Caught Free Of Camouflage Exterior Spyshots
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Past SV-badged Lamborghinis have always looked far more aggressive compared to their standard siblings, and the Aventador SuperVeloce doesn’t disappoint. Up front, Lambo revised every inch of carbon fiber under the pointy nose, resulting in a bare carbon-fiber splitter and air inlet surrounds and a brand-new, body-colored piece at the center. The new layout likely produces more downforce, improving the Aventador’s performance and handling dynamics.

Speaking of downforce, the Italians also added a large wing atop the Aventador’s rear fascia, as well as a race-inspired diffuser with no fewer than four exhaust pipes to spit flames under full throttle. The quad-pipe layout replaces the massive, single exhaust outlet on the standard version. What’s more, the area between the taillights and the diffuser now comprises three large grilles separated by two fin-like elements integrated into the diffuser. Granted, the Aventador SV is the closest road-going Lamborghini to a full-fledged race car as far as aerodynamics and functional updates go.

From the side, the SV is less radical compared to the regular Aventador, but the black side skirts and side intake surrounds provide a great contrast with the car’s red exterior paint. The trademark "SV" logos on the rear fenders round off the visual package.

There’s no official word on what lurks underneath the SV’s hood, but it’s safe to assume power comes from the familiar 6.5-liter V-12 engine mated to a seven-speed semi-automatic transmission. With the standard Aventador LP700-4 rated at 690 horsepower (700 PS), I expect the SV’s updated mill to crank out around 730 ponies (740 PS).

Why it matters

The SV badge is of particular importance to Lamborghini, as it harkens back to the gorgeous Miura of the late 1960s and early 1970s. Back then, the updated SV pumped an extra 15 ponies into the car’s 4.0-liter V-12 by means of different cam timing and revised carburetors. Although not all Lambo models received an SV update, it has become a tradition for both the Diablo and the Murcielago, the Aventador’s direct successors. Now, four years since it arrived to replace the Murcielago, the Italians are finally adding the Aventador to the ranks of SV-badged supercars, while also pushing it into 700-horsepower territory. This is great news no matter how you look at it!

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