Imagine the perfect setting for a supercar to go full tilt without being harassed by heavy traffic, uneven roads, or gawking pedestrians. Obviously, a mega city wouldn’t be the ideal place. Neither is a back road in the countryside that’s littered with enough potholes to make the surface of the Moon jealous. EVO sought to find the ideal place and found a de-restricted mountain road with no other cars in sight and a clear blue sky at sunset serving as the only backdrop. Perfect, right?
That place, ladies and gentlemen, is the Isle of Man, and that’s exactly where EVO’s Henry Catchpole went when he took the Lamborghini Aventador SV for the joyride of all joyrides. Unlike most videos to come out of EVO these days, this three-minute episode is devoid of any talking hosts or narrators describing every square inch of the driving experience of the Aventador SV. It’s just Catchpole driving the car, taken from numerous camera angles. The only thing resembling any kind of narration is the furious scream coming out of the Aventador SV’s ear-splitting 6.5-liter V-12 engine. I mean, seriously, isn’t that the sound of pure, unadulterated automotive bliss? It’s glorious!
Remember, that crackling roar disturbing the otherwise peaceful locale that is the Isle Of Man is 740-horsepower and 509-pound-feet-of-torque worth of V-12 fury. It’s hard not to get caught up in the sights and sounds of this video, especially if you’re the type who wishes to have this kind of place to drive your supercar. I don’t have any supercars to call my own, but even I wouldn’t mind having all this space to drive my car. The road is clear. The weather is crips. The scene is absolutely beautiful.
But enough Neruda from me. Go ahead and check out the video for yourselves and let me know if you suddenly develop an itch to take your car out for a joyride of your own. I’m about to do it in far less ideal road conditions, but hey, that’s what happens when you’re inspired, right?
Ok, so the video above is only telling the half the story. A quick trip to our Facebook page tells the full tale of how this seemingly innocent Lamborghini ended up in flames on a bridge in Dubai.
To spoil the plot line, an apparent car connoisseur spotted the Lamborghini Aventador SV and his Ferrari 488 Spider-driving friend hot-rodding thought the crowded city streets and decided to capture the fun on his phone.
The trio of drivers come to a stop in the turning lane at a busy intersection, impeded by a traffic signal. The Ferrari and Lamborghini pass time by revving the snot out of their engines. As the Aventador SV’s 6.5-liter V-12 does on occasion, it started spitting flames from its center-mounted exhaust.
That’s when the naturally occurring Lambo pyrotechnics catch the rear bumper on fire. Yep, the 740-horsepower V-12 set itself ablaze. As the light turns green and despite the honking and hollering from the cameraman, the Lamborghini heads through the intersection – all the time fanning the flames.
It’s not long before the entire car is engulfed in fire. Though the video doesn’t exactly specify, it appears everyone involved escaped unharmed. Well, at least one man’s pride is severely bruised.
While it’s easy to make light of such a terrible situation, it goes to show how temperamental these high-strung hypercars can be. Let’s just hope he had insurance on this $400,000 bonfire.
Note: If you want to see how this all started check the video we shared on our Facebook page.
Last month, Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann confirmed what we already knew would happen at some point: The newly launched 2015 Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 SuperVeloce will receive a roadster version. He even went as far as to say that only 500 drop-tops will be built and that dealers worldwide are already taking orders.
Now that the 2016 Lamborghini Aventador SuperVeloce Roadster is official, the first photos depicting what appears to be Lambo’s upcoming supercar have surfaced the Interwebz. The pictures come from ShirakiPhoto & Design, which claims to bring us "the first glimpse" of the recently announced SuperVeloce Roadster. Not only does the vehicle in these photos looks authentic, but it’s also finished in Blu Glauco, one of the official colors Lambo offers for the Aventador.
But is this the real deal?
Although the SV Roadster sports all the body features seen on the standard SuperVeloce, my guess is that these are just (really good) renderings of the supercar. And there are two reasons for that. First, Lamborghini is still testing the SuperVeloce Roadster. Second, it would be way too soon for the drop-top to join the Aventador lineup. If anything, the Roadster would only be ready for either the Frankfurt Motor Show in September or the Los Angeles Auto Show in November. If you need a third reason, ShirakiPhoto & Design is no stranger to "photoshopping to perfection," as it had demonstrated in numerous tutorials on its website.
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Lambo has just announced that a roadster version of its 2015 Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce is now officially available. Only 500 roadsters will be built.
The news comes straight from Lamborghini President and CEO Stephan Winkelmann, who spoke during the Aventador Superveloce coupe’s U.K. debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this past weekend. As the high-powered two-door made its run “up the hill,” Winkelmann said that all 600 coupes were already accounted for, and that first deliveries were starting now. More excitingly, he went on to add that the Italian make would also offer a roofless version, and that dealers worldwide are currently taking orders.
Anyone looking to pick one up is encouraged to make their intentions known sooner rather than later, considering the hardtop sold out in just three months. Pricing is not yet confirmed, but expect to pay a good deal over the coupe’s $400,000 plus MSRP.
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While getting your hands on a 2015 Lamborghini Aventador SV is next to impossible now that it has been reported the supercar is already sold out, watching it in action is a lot easier thanks to the good old Internet. The latest footage of the Aventador SV comes from British outlet Autocar, which had the opportunity to flog the Italian supercar on Spain’s Catalunya race track.
Matt Prior was lucky enough to drive it for a lap around the Formula 1 circuit, and after praising the SV for its ferocious acceleration and precise steering, he pulled into the pits declaring it "...the best car Lamborghini ever made." As a Countach fan, I can’t really agree with Prior on this one, but it’s difficult to argue with a supercar that has 740 horsepower at its disposal, blasts from 0 to 62 mph in 2.8 seconds, and lapped the Nurburgring track in just under seven minutes.
Granted, the new Aventador SV is one fine supercar that will quickly make enthusiasts forget about the 2009-2010 Lamborghini Murcielago SV. Too bad Lambo isn’t interested in either creating an FIA-spec racing version of it or at least a track-exclusive model for customer use like Ferrari did with many of its supercars. Oh well, like I can afford one anyway...
Fresh off its 6:59 lap of the Nürburgring at the hands of the very talented Marco Mapelli, the 2015 Lamborghini Aventador SV is now beginning to make its way into the somewhat less talented hands of car journalists. First up is Auto Express’s Steve Sutcliffe, who went to the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Spain to put the SV through its paces.
First impressions? Well, it’s a lot louder both inside and out than the normal Aventador, thanks to an uncorked exhaust and less sound-deadening material. As you would expect, it brakes, grips and accelerates more aggressively than the car it’s based on, especially in Corsa mode. But, perhaps the biggest compliment is how easy it is to drive quickly.
“This thing’s insane,” says Sutcliffe as he pulls in to the pits after a flying lap. “It’s not difficult to drive, though. Most people who know roughly what they’re doing can get in this thing and drive it really fast. Because although it feels insanely, outrageously fast and noisy and all the rest of it, it doesn’t feel like it wants to bite your hand off.”
That’s quite a feat, considering there’s 6.5-liter V-12 under the rear deck lid producing 740 horsepower. A strict diet of carbon fiber means the SV weighs just 3,362 pounds, 110 pounds less than the base model. It does 0-60 in 2.8 seconds and has a top speed of 217 mph. Even if you have the roughly $360,000 needed to buy one, you’re already too late. All 600 examples have been spoken for.
Since its U.S. debut in the 2012 model year, the Aventador has steadily seen the introduction of new and special models. For example, in 2013 came the introduction of the Aventador Roadster, and in 2014 came the release of the 50 Anniversario special edition. Now as we roll into the 2015 model year, Lamborghini has released yet another special Aventador: the Superveloce.
Like all Superveloce models prior to it, this special Aventador is nearly a race car, as Lambo focused on dropping its weight and retuning its V-12 powerplant to crank out a few extra horses. Additionally, the Aventador Superveloce receives revised aerodynamics to increase its downforce and efficiency significantly. The only glaring issue is its super-high price tag.
Is the 2015 Aventador Superveloce worth the extra scratch?
Updated 04/27/2015: The new Aventador SV made its Chinese debut at the 2015 Shanghai Motor Show, and this was the perfect opportunity for Lamborghini to drop a new promotional video. Enjoy!
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