Motor Trend has a regular YouTube show called Ignition in which they review high-performance sports cars and supercars. In the latest episode of Ignition, Johnny Lieberman tests the new Lamborghini Aventador SV LP 750-4, the Italian firm’s most violent and viciously fast supercar.
The SV in the name stands for Super Veloce which, translated from Italian, literally means “Super Fast”. That’s a bold statement from Lamborghini and one the Aventador SV seems to back up.
The Lamborghini Aventador SV packs the standard car’s 6.5 liter naturally-aspirated V12, but for SV duty it develops 740 hp and 509 lb-ft of torque and weighs about 4,000 lbs. That equates to about 5.4 lbs per hp which is a tremendous power-to-weight ratio. Lamborghini claims that 0-60 mph happens in just 2.8 seconds and that its top speed is 217 mph. Super fast, then.
Lamborghini achieved the extra speed not just with added power but with less weight. By swapping out all of the active aerodynamics and replacing them with fixed, carbon fiber aero as well as removing a lot of interior bits, such as carpeting. All of this weight savings adds up to about 150 lbs.
So the Lamborghini Aventador SV is lighter, more powerful, much faster and even handles better, thanks to new magnetic shocks and dynamic steering. When racing driver Randy Pobst takes the SV to the Streets of Willow racetrack, it posts one of the fastest laps ever recorded by Motor Trend there and they figure it could be even faster. Apparently, the only tire currently available for the SV is a Pirelli P Zero, which is an aggressive tire but could be even more so. However, next year, Pirelli will be releasing a Trofeo R tire for the Aventador SV, which Pobst claims could put the SV at the top of their list.
This new big Lambo looks great, sounds incredible and seems to go like hell. Check it out.