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!

Continue reading my full review to find out.

  • 2015 Lamborghini Aventador Superveloce
  • Year:
    2015
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    V12
  • Transmission:
    Lamborghini ISR
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    740
  • Torque @ RPM:
    509
  • Displacement:
    6.5 L
  • 0-60 time:
    2.6 sec. (Est.)
  • Top Speed:
    217 mph
  • Price:
    493069
  • Price:
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Exterior

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The first task at hand with any SV model is to drop the weight, and the Aventador SV is a full 110 pounds lighter than the base model. This weight loss is thanks to carbon-fiber door panels, rear wing, and fixed air intakes. Additionally, the rocker panels and fenders are crafted in SMC superlight. These lightweight components, combined with other weight-reduction measures inside the cabin, help drop the Avetandor SV’s curb weight to just 3,362 pounds.

As if the Aventador isn’t wild-looking enough in its own right, the Superveloce (SV) takes that insanity and cranks it to 11. Lamborghini bumped the model’s aerodynamic efficiency by 150 percent and increased downforce by 170 percent over the base model. These increases are thanks to a pair of revised front wings up front, a revised carbon-fiber rear diffuser, and a massive rear spoiler.

The exterior modifications include a mesh rear grille that allows heat to easily flow from that hard-working V-12 powerplant, and a set of 20- and 21-inch lightweight matte-black wheels on the front and rear, respectively.

The Aventador SV makes a bad-ass car even better without going totally overboard with design. Additionally, to lose an extra 110 in the process of bumping the downforce requires a ton of engineering and creativity, so my hat goes off to the engineers and designers at Lambo for pulling this off.

Interior

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On the inside, the Aventador SV gets a nice upgrade too. The first thing is that the carbon-fiber monocoque is more visible in this model than it is in the base Aventador, as you can see it on the center tunnel and the side sills. This may not necessarily help with reducing weight, but it does help match the cabin of the SV to its amazing performance. What does help drop some weight from the cabin are the carbon-fiber seat shells that are wrapped in Alcantara with Y-shaped leather inserts.

Additionally, Lambo rolled out a new material that it calls “Carbon Skin.” This material, which is used for the headliner and on various other parts of the cabin, is a form of carbon fiber that is soft to the touch, but also durable.

The driver is greeted by an exclusive instrument cluster in the SV. This unit is dominated by yellow, and features a blue shift indicator and a G-force meter.

The Aventador SV shown in Geneva features a stunning black-and-red interior theme, but there are five other color combos to choose from. Buyers who need more customization can commission the Ad Personam program to create a bespoke cabin.

Drivetrain

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Under the hood of the Aventador SV is the same 6.5-liter V-12 engine that we all know and love, but in this lightweight beast it produces 740 horsepower at 8,400 rpm and 509 pound-feet of torque at 5,500 rpm. That’s 39 horsepower higher than the base Aventador, while the torque remains unchanged.

The power routes through a seven-speed, ISR automated-manual transmission and heads out to all four wheels via Lambo’s permanent all-wheel-drive system.

The power bump combined with the weight loss helps drop the 0-to-62-mph sprint time to 2.8 seconds – 0.1 seconds quicker than the base model – while its top speed remains consistent at more than 217 mph. As always, speed isn’t all that Lamborghini is known for, as all of its cars are also notorious for all that awesome sound that flows from the exhaust pipes. In the Aventador SV, this noise is enhanced by a revised exhaust system with reduced backpressure.

The Aventador SV has three driver settings. The “Strada” setting is best for on-road daily driving, “Sport” livens the transmission, engine, suspension, and steering up a little, while “Corsa” is a track-only setting that turns down all of the fun-killing nannies and gives you the most connected experience.

Drivetrain Specifications

Type 6.5 liter, naturally aspirated V12
Output 740 HP @ 8,400 RPM
Torque 509 LB-FT @ 5,500 RPM
0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) 2.8 Seconds
Top speed > 350 KM/H (217 MPH)

Prices

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The Aventador SV is priced from $400,995 in the U.S.

Competitors

Pagani Huayra

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Since its introduction in 2011, the Pagani Huayra became one of the major competitors for the Lamborghini Aventador. Now that the SV is well underway, the Huayra needs to face competition from an even more powerful Bull. But that shouldn’t be a problem for Pagani’s masterpiece, which cranks out no less than 720 horsepower and 740 pound-feet of torque from its AMG-sourced, 6.0-liter V-12 engine. Paired to a race-spec, seven-speed sequential gearbox, the mill pushes the Huayra from naught to 60 mph in just 3.2 seconds and on to a top speed of 230 mph. Although the Aventador SV is likely to be faster to 60 mph, we doubt it will do more than 217 mph.

The Pagani Huayra is priced from around $1.4 million, which is more than double the amount the Aventador SV is expected to fetch.

Ferrari F12berlinetta

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The F12berlinetta may have its engine mounted in the front, but it doesn’t lack the performance and speed required to stand up to the Aventador SV. The 6.3-liter V-12 benefits from 740 horsepower and 508 pound-feet of torque and mates to a seven-speed, dual-clutch transmission. The quick shifts provided by the F1-sourced gearbox sends the F12 flying from 0 to 60 mph in only 3.1 seconds and it on to 211 mph.

Those thinking the F12berlinetta is at a disadvantage when it comes to handling due to its front-engined configurations, should know Ferrari worked hard to overcome that downfall by fitting an enormous amount of technology underneath that body. The F1-Trac traction control, the yaw control and the advanced ABS and EBD systems will ensure the F12 remains planted under full throttle. Pricing for the Berlinetta blows past the $350,000 mark in the U.S.

Conclusion

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The Aventador was awesome enough in its standard form, but to drop the weight and kick to output up a few pegs is simply incredible. The changes might not seem dramatic in terms of power and weight, but when you’re dealing with a highly tuned car like the Aventador, there is only so much Lamborghini can do and still make the car drivable. This is a delicate balance of race and street car, and I am willing to bet that it sells out in mere hours.

  • Leave it
    • * Very, very expensive
    • * Expect some gut rattling on bumpy roads
    • * I’d like to see a torque bump too

Update History

Updated 03/16/2015: Lamborghini announced that the all new Aventador SuperVeloce will be priced on the U.S. market at $493,069. The price includes $3,700 gas guzzler tax and $3,495 destination and delivery charges. Hey, it’s a bargain at twice the price.

Updated 03/02/2015: Lamborghini unveiled the all-new Aventador SV at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show.

Updated 07/01/2014: New online reports suggest that the new Aventador SV should be unveiled sometime in 2015. In fact, TeamSalamone announced on its Facebook account that: "In months from now you will see the unveiling. And shortly after that I will get the first one."

Updated 12/19/2014: Marchettino was lucky enough to caught the future Aventador SV testing on public roads. Check the new picture after the jump.

Brochure

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Rendering

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Spy Shots

January 29, 2015 - Lamborghini Aventador SV caught free of camouflage

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December 19, 2014 - Lamborghini Aventador SV testing on public roads

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Press Release

Automobili Lamborghini presents the Lamborghini LP 750-4 Superveloce at the Salon de l’Automobile in Geneva.

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With increased power, lower weight, improved aerodynamics and innovative technologies the Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce is the most pure incarnation of a Lamborghini to date: unmistakable Lamborghini super sports car DNA, dynamic superiority and exceptional driving precision. A focus on
weight reduction while incorporating innovative technologies has resulted in the most sports-oriented, fastest and most emotional series production Lamborghini ever. The weight has been further reduced by 50 kg through enhanced lightweight engineering including significant use of carbon fiber. The naturally aspirated V12 engine’s power is increased to 552 kW/750 hp. This results in a power-to-weight-ratio of 2,03 kg/hp. The Superveloce accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.8 seconds and powers on to reach a top speed of more than 350 km/h (more than 217 mph).

"The new Aventador Superveloce continues the Lamborghini tradition of SV models, pushing the boundaries in terms of performance and pure driving emotion," says Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini. "The original Aventador was presented four years ago, and the Superveloce pays homage to its passionate owners, as well as the fan community, whose enthusiasm has resulted in the biggest commercial success ever of a Lamborghini V12 super sports car. In the Superveloce Lamborghini’s
expertise in lightweight engineering is clearly evident. With technological features which, combined with design, quality standards and craftsmanship, the Superveloce results in the most exclusive, pure and emotional production model in the history of our brand."

Power-to-weight

Every single detail of the Aventador Superveloce has been optimized to achieve the lowest possible weight, whilst including new technologies to enhance dynamics and the driving experience. The Aventador’s carbon fiber monocoque with lightweight aluminum frames is being serially produced for the Superveloce. Together with other carbon fiber components such as new door panels and new rockers and fenders in SMC superlight, it provides low weight with maximum rigidity. Also in carbon fiber are the new rear wing, and the fixed air intakes.

The interior has also been completely revised with a clear focus on weight reduction. The new sports bucket seats and the door panels are made of carbon and the interior’s lightweight design excludes an infotainment system (available as no cost option), carpets and certain noise insulation parts.

In this way the weight of the Superveloce has been reduced by 50 kg (110 lbs) to 1,525 kilograms (3.362 lbs). Combined with the increased power, the power-toweight ratio has been improved by ten per cent, to 2,03 kg/hp, contributing to not only the phenomenal acceleration figure but enhancing both lateral dynamics
and braking. The Superveloce is amazingly powerful, but equally light-footed and precise.

Driving Dynamics

Introduced on the Aventador, Lamborghini’s pushrod suspension system incorporates adaptive Magneto Rheological Suspension (MRS) on the Superveloce, responding immediately to road conditions and driving style: wheel damping is adjusted individually during cornering, largely suppressing body roll and making the steering and handling even more responsive. The adaptive damping also counteracts brake diving.

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Also new is the electromechanical Lamborghini Dynamic Steering (LDS), which variably adapts the steering ratio to road speed and to the dynamic mode selected. Specially tuned for the Superveloce, it ensures even greater stability at high speed, while making it significantly easier to maneuver at low speed.

The Superveloce’s lightweight forged rims in matt black measure 20 inches at the front and 21 inches at the rear and are optionally equipped with central locking mounts, as in motorsport. The standard-fit Pirelli P Zero Corsa sports tires ensure maximum grip, with Carbon Ceramic Brakes as standard.

Pure performance

The 6.5 liter, naturally aspirated V12 engine in the Lamborghini Aventador has been redesigned for the Superveloce and equipped with a completely new lightweight exhaust system. Improving the engine responsiveness of the original Aventador, maximum power output now reaches 552 kW / 750 hp at 8,400 rpm.

In order to achieve an enriched torque curve especially at high revs, both Variable Valve Timing and Variable Intake System have been optimized. The maximum torque is 690 Nm at 5,500 rpm, with an increased maximum engine speed of 8,500 rpm.

The newly engineered exhaust system not only lowers back pressure, it also delivers all the music of the mighty twelve-cylinder engine - from a moderate rumble when rolling through the city at low revs to the screaming crescendo of gears spinning at top speed. The highly innovative Lamborghini ISR transmission
is the perfect match for this engine. It is the fastest automated manual gearbox in the world and delivers an incomparably emotional gear shift.

The permanent all-wheel drive of the Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce - denoted by the ’4’ in its name - uses a Haldex Generation IV electronically controlled coupling system to distribute torque between front and rear. This coupling matches the torque distribution perfectly to the dynamic situation in a matter of milliseconds. A self-locking differential at the rear axle and an electronic differential lock at the front is controlled by the ESP, lifting the dynamic performance even further. Vehicle characteristics (engine, transmission, differential, dampers, steering) can all be adapted to individual driver preferences using the three settings of the Drive Select system - Strada (road), Sport and Corsa (race track).

Form follows function

The design of the Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce embodies aggressive power alongside technical superiority. In creating the Superveloce, from the very beginning the aerodynamic engineers worked closely with the designers of Lamborghini Centro Stile with the objective of ensuring an optimum
aerodynamic balance. The goal was to improve both vertical downforce and aerodynamic efficiency without having evident impact on the drag coefficient.

Overall aerodynamics have been optimized by 150% in term of efficiency and gained a considerably higher downforce of 170% over the standard Aventador. Thus every single line of the Superveloce has a clear function: to further improve the performance of this super sports car.

The most obvious new element is a large racing-style rear wing which improves aerodynamic efficiency and generates additional downforce. It can be manually adjusted to three different positions to suit a driving style. The wing can be regulated to allow for a change of 15% in the aerodynamic balance of the car. In
this way the best set-up is guaranteed in every driving condition, both on the road and on the track in order to reach maximum downforce or speed.

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The front end of the car has been redesigned completely: a more ’open’ view, with the forward-stretched line of the front skirt and two front wings - one in black carbon fiber and one in the car’s colour - generating significant downforce in the front of the car. This improves handling and stability, gives even more precise turn-in at high speeds and, in conjunction with the ABS, ensures a sensitive and accurate feedback from the steering. Larger front air intakes reflect the SV’s additional 50 hp and optimize brake cooling.

The rear of the car is redesigned with an open, exposed feel. Carbon fiber parts, many in visible black colour, contribute to weight reduction. The Superveloce’s extreme, lightweight character is immediately evident, with the complexity of the design clearly visible from both behind and above the car. A large rear diffuser on the underside and vertical fins improve the air flow from the optimized underbody.

A large mesh structure at the rear ensures heat dissipation from the 6.5-liter V12 engine. The muffler design is in a special lightweight material, with a naked fourpipe exhaust.

The cooling air ducts above the rear wheels, which are movable on the standard Aventador, are fixed on the Superveloce.

The interior - purist and authentic

The exclusive position of the Superveloce is emphasized by its considerably sharpened design and the unique interior. This is the first production car to feature Lamborghini’s innovative Carbon Skin® material. A significant example of Automobili Lamborghini’s leading position in the research, development and production of CFRP materials, this material is the lightest available and it is flexible and robust. Incorporating a highly specialized resin, the woven carbon fiber fabric is extremely soft to the touch, yet very hard-wearing. The Superveloce’s inner roof and parts of the cockpit are clad in this highly exclusive
material.

The carbon fiber monocoque of the Aventador is rarely seen, but reflecting the dominance of this lightweight material in the Superveloce, also features in the car’s interior. The carbon fiber monocoque is now visible in several places, including the center tunnel and the sills, giving the entire interior a very purist look. The shells of the newly-developed sports seats are also made from carbon fiber with an upholstery in alcantara and y-shaped leather inserts.

The instrument cluster is entirely new. The new TFT screen is dominated by the color yellow, with an RPM shifting indicator in light blue, and a G-force indicator in the lower part of the cluster similar to racing cars.
The launch color of the Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 is the specially developed Rosso Bia, with black Alcantara in the interior. Five further colors are available with owners able to specify their cars to their own individual tastes, with virtually unlimited options under Lamborghini’s Ad Personam personalization program.

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The price of the Aventador Superveloce in Europe is 327,190.00 Euro w/o VAT, and the car will have its market introduction in late spring 2015.

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