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10 Reasons Why Every Gearhead Should Drive A Lamborghini Aventador SVJ

The Lamborghini Aventador SVJ was first unveiled at the Sant’Agata Bolognese, 2018, for a worldwide premiere. It was meant to replace the Murcielago, featuring a redesigned V12 engine, active aero, and carbon fiber parts. As its name denotes, the SVJ stands in for the pinnacle of hypercar engineering. SV historically means Superveloce translating to superfast. The “Jota” suffix is derived from the car’s track performance superiority, a milestone it achieved by becoming the fastest production car at the Nürburgring-Nordschleife then. The SVJ becomes the second Lambo to feature the “Jota” badge after the Diablo.

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Looking at the SVJ, it’s virtually a beefed-up Aventador SV. The difference lies in the performance since the SVJ is faster, more powerful, and more aerodynamic. It simply brings the concept of a supersport car to a whole new level. According to Automobili Lamborghini Chairman Stefano Domenicali, their designers wanted to improve the essence of supersport cars, drawing inspiration from spaceships to jet fighters. Their efforts paid off as the SVJ has that aggressive look, superfast, and aerodynamic superiority.

For the perfect experience of pure driving, the SVJ brings that track performance to a road-legal car. Here are ten more reasons why every gearhead should drive the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ.


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It’s Powered By A Naturally Aspirated Engine

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While having turbochargers or superchargers translates to additional power, that’s not the case with the SVJ. The car gets its juice from a naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V12 mill cranking out 759 ponies and 531lb-ft of torque — that’s an additional 70 horsepower over its predecessor.

The  Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Engine

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The SVJ beats the SV in other areas, such as having a reduced curb weight, making it 110 pounds lighter. The SVJ sends its power to four wheels in a permanent 4WD system. It can sprint from 0-60mph in 2.7 seconds and achieve a top speed of 217mph. Needless to say, the Avendator SVJ remains one of the most powerful V-12 Lambos ever produced by the Italian manufacturer.

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To Appreciate Its Poised Handling And Driving Performance

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For a car weighing close to 3,500 pounds, one would expect this high-performance speed rocket to feel like a ship. However, Lamborghini employed enough technology to make the SVJ stable at high speeds and to help it maneuver corners like a small car.

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Lamborghini employed rear-wheel steering system in the SVJ, a technology they first used in the Aventador SV. In conjunction with the revised aero load, this technology helps keep the car stable and agile when cornering. The steering system of the SVJ was also redesigned to send a motorsport-inspired and top precision to the driver. Its four-wheel-drive system provides maximum traction and agility thanks to its optimized torque split.

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The Aerodynamica Lamborghini Attiva (ALA) System

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While the SVJ is more powerful and faster than its siblings, it’s also more aerodynamic. It benefits from Aerodynamica Lamborghini Attiva (ALA) system. Lamborghini first introduced this feature on the Huracan perfomante. The ALA system on the Aventador SVJ incorporates aero channel designs and an all-new air intake, turning the already potent supercar into a road-legal speed demon.

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Aventador SVJ - Rear view

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Also, this ALA system helps the SVJ reduce drag and achieve a higher downforce than the Aventador SV. Flaps located on the engine hood automatically open to reduce drag when the car is driving at high speeds.

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To Enjoy The Well-Crafted Interior

Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Special Edition

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While the exterior of the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ differs from the SV, its interior resembles that of the SV in every aspect, except for a few fine details. Behind the wheel is a futuristic digital cluster that adjusts itself depending on the driving mode chosen. Its seats are power-adjustable, with air conditioning as a standard feature.

Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Interior

Via: Lamborghini

The interior is full of fine leather and carbon fiber, with the door panels featuring pull loops meant to reduce weight. The SVJ doesn’t come with navigation and infotainment, but one can add them at zero cost. Since the car was meant to break records, it lets you record its track performance, lap times, trip data, and fuel economy.

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It’s A Head Turner

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The SVJ takes after other Aventadors but has a more aggressive look, thanks to the SVJ’s front and rear bumpers that aid in scooping air through the front and sides. Lamborghini also redesigned the louvered engine cover into a unique “Y” shaped design. These features, plus the rear diffuser, improve the SVJ’s downforce by a massive 40{ff73e94827869dd2b5714d793ef449233b8f00ed743c91e1b3a181dbbd187443} and increase the engine cooling by 10{ff73e94827869dd2b5714d793ef449233b8f00ed743c91e1b3a181dbbd187443}.

A Silver Lamborghini Aventador SVJ

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For the first time in an Aventador, an active aero system controls the dedicated air duct, lower front lip, and the rear wing. Exhaust pipes of the SVJ were relocated to the center fascia, a feature that goes ahead to save weight besides giving it an aggressive look.

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It Is A Special Limited Production Car

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When first announced in 2018, Lamborghini revealed that the SVJ would be a limited production car. Its production is likely to end in 2021. Nonetheless, the SVJ is poised to be the last naturally aspirated V12 Lambo not fitted with a hybrid motor.

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The Lamborghini Aventador SVJ

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There are other special edition variants of the SVJ — the SVJ 63 model that will see only 63 units hit the road and the roadster variant known as the SVJ Roadster produced in a limited series of 800 cars. In general, Lamborghini will produce 963 Aventadors that bear the SVJ badge.

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To Test Its Four Drive Modes

Green Lamborghini Aventador SVJ

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Owning an Aventador SVJ lets one choose between four driving modes, SPORT, CORSA, STRADA, and EGO, with the latter being a new mode first introduced in the 2020 SVJ. All the modes have a full effect on the car’s traction, steering, and suspension.

Lamborghini Aventador SVJ promo photo

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STRADA is best for daily drive since it provides maximum ride quality and comfort. Changing to SPORT mode gives one the thrill of a sporty and rear-wheel-drive feel. CORSA should be saved for use when on track, since it provides maximum track performance. The new EGO mode can customize every setting to the driver’s preference since it has additional set-up profiles.

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To Get A Feel Of Its State-Of-The-Art Braking System

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The only fun of cruising at more than 200mph is stopping the car within the shortest distance. SVJ engineers had this in mind when calibrating the braking system of this speed king. The car can go from 62mph to a standstill in 98.4 feet, set during the Nürburgring lap record.

Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Wheel

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The brake system comprises a dual hydraulic circuit vacuum with six-piston aluminum monobloc calipers in the front wheels and four-piston calipers in the rear wheels. Behind the wheels are huge Brembo carbon-ceramic and ventilated brake disks. Besides this, the SVJ consists of other safety features such as ABS, stability control, pretensioners, and airbags.

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To Experience What A Record-Breaking Production Car Feels Like

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The SVJ will go down in history books as the fastest production car at the Nürburgring Nordschleife. It beat the previous record held by Porsche 911 GT2 RS in 2017 — the SVJ lapped the track 3 seconds quicker in 2018. This marquee doesn’t stop at that; it’s also faster than the Huracán Performante and the Aventador SV.

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Camo Lamborghini Aventador SVJ

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According to Top Speed, Lamborghini is still working on bettering the performance of the SVJ. Word is that the company is working on electrification to boost its power and performance on the track. Buckle up as we wait for the future of the SVJ.

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Cool Additional Packages That Add To The Experience

Lamborghini To Unveil Aventador SVJ Roadster At Geneva

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The SVJ comes with surprising extra goodies. Owners can pick more than five exterior color categories, with the company offering forty-five individual colors. One also gets to choose between two wheel designs, with the Leirion Forged pieces being most people’s favorite. Brake calipers can be painted from a range of seven different colors.

Brown  Lamborghini Avendator SVJ

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The interior of the SVJ comes with three color styles with an additional carbon-fiber skin for adventurous owners. Footplates are offered in either aluminum or carbon-fiber material. The steering of the SVJ can be fitted with mounted controls. The SVJ Roadster comes with add-ons such as the travel package, consisting of a cup holder and a small net on the passenger side.


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