In the past couple of years, Lamborghini has cranked out some serious limited-edition supercars that showcase the brand’s direction of lightweight performance and driving engagement. Cars like the Sesto Elemento and Veneno cut weight, upped power, and optimized aerodynamics but were only limited to a privileged few. The new Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 SV takes a great deal of the good stuff found on its two limited-production predecessors and makes it available to the “regular joe” customers of the supercars. Simply put, this is the most emotional and fastest series production model from Lamborghini, ever.
The new Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 SV wasn’t just about increasing power, adding on some exclusive parts and calling it a day; the new supercar was designed to be a raw, engaging machine that whitens knuckles and puts a smile on the driver’s face.
“The new Aventador Superveloce continues the Lamborghini tradition of SV models, pushing the boundaries in terms of performance and pure driving emotion,” said 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.”
The naturally-aspirated 6.5-liter V-12 engine has been equipped with quite a few improvements compared to the standard model. The Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 SV has a new lightweight exhaust system that reduced backpressure and sends out an intoxicating scream at high RPMs. Both the Variable Valve Timing and Variable Intake System were optimized for improved torque at higher RPMs, while overall responsiveness was improved as a whole. The result is 750 PS (740 hp) at 8,400 RPM, 509 lb-ft. of torque at 5,900 RPM, and a maximum engine speed of 8,500 RPM.
The ‘4’ in the Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 SV name means that all four wheels are powered thanks to a Haldex Generation IV all-wheel drive system. A self-locking rear differential and electronic differential up front controlled by ESP allows for maximum grip in any situation. The seven-speed Lamborghini ISR gearbox helps to provide engaging shifts and control the fierce amount of power.
Thanks to the potent drivetrain and dedication to cutting weight, the Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 SV can accelerate to 62 mph in just 2.8 seconds from rest while 124 mph is reached in only 8.6 ticks of the clock. Top speed is set all the way back past 217 mph.
Power is only part of the equation with the Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 SV. The brands dedication to lightweight technology and materials have helped reduce weight by an impressive 110 lbs. over the standard Aventador model, for a total weight of 3,362 lbs. The serial-produced carbon fiber monocoque with lightweight aluminum frames are paired up with carbon fiber door panels, and rockers and fenders in SMC superlight. Carbon fiber is also used to create much of the new aerodynamic details, while lightweight materials dominate the minimalistic interior.
The goal for the supercar’s design was to improve downforce and aerodynamic efficiency without sacrificing the drag coefficient. Engineers and designers were able to increase efficiency by 150-percent and increase downforce by 170-percent over the standard Aventador model.
The large aerodynamic improvements on the Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 SV start with the more open front fascia that features a forward-stretched skirt and two wings, while the larger front air intakes help cool the brakes and provide a more aggressive look. The once movable air ducts are now fixed on both sides of the Aventador SV model to achieve maximum cooling efficiency.
At the rear, a large adjustable carbon fiber rear wing generates a great deal of downforce. Drivers can alter the wing’s position on the Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 SV in three different positions that change the aerodynamic balance of the car by up to 15-percent. Beneath the wing sits a large mesh structure that helps cool the engine bay and creates an exposed feel. The four-pipe lightweight exhaust protrudes from the center of the large diffuser and vertical fins. The final touch is an aerodynamically-optimized underbody to help keep the supercar stuck to the pavement.
The other part of the equation with the Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 SV was the driving dynamics. The emotional and engaging driving experience was improved upon with the addition of the adaptive Magneto Rheological Suspension (MRS) to the pushrod suspension. The MRS system instantly adjusts damping during cornering and improves the overall responsiveness of the supercar. This is supplemented by the electromechanical Lamborghini Dynamic Steering (LDS) that adjusts the steering ratio to the car’s speed and driving modes. The job of conquering the pavement falls on the lightweight forged wheels in matte black with optional center-locking setup. The staggered 9.0J x 20 front and 13.0J x 21 rear wheels wear slick Pirelli P0 Corsa tires measuring 255/35 ZR20 and 355/25 ZR21. Behind those sit six-piston front and four-piston rear brakes with carbon ceramic brake discs measuring 400 mm up front and 380 mm at the rear for unrelenting stopping power.
Dominating the cockpit of the Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 SV is a dedication to lightweight performance. The carbon fiber monocoque is exposed in the center tunnel and sills while carbon fiber makes up each of the sport seats that are upholstered in alcantara and Y-shaped leather inserts. For the first time on a production car, the Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 SV wears the brand’s innovative Carbon Skin material. The ultra-lightweight material is made from woven carbon fiber fabric with a specialized resin that makes it very soft, flexible, and durable. The innovative Carbon Skin was used to cover the inner roof and other parts of the cabin. Facing the driver is a new TFT instrument cluster with yellow color, light blue RPM shift indicator, and new G-Force indicator. As standard, the infotainment system has been deleted in the name of weight, but drivers can opt for the system at no-cost.
The new Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 SV will be available in six total colors with the featured being the specially-developed Rosso Bia with black alcantara. Customers can also tailor their car using the Lamborghini Ad Personam personalization program. The new Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 SV will hit the market in late spring of 2015.
Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 SV Specifications
Chassis and Body:
Frame: Carbon fiber monocoque with aluminum front and rear frames.
Body: Carbon fiber engine bonnet, rear spoiler and side air inlets; Aluminum front bonnet, front fenders and doors; SMC superlight rear fender and rocker covers.
Suspension: Front and rear horizontal magneto-rheological damper with push-rod system.
ESP: ESP/ ABS with different ESP characteristics managed by drive select mode.
Brakes: Dual hydraulic circuit brake system with vacuum brake booster; front and rear CCB, (6-cylinder brake calipers, 4-cylinder brake calipers).
Ventilated discs (front — rear): Ø 400 x 38 mm — Ø 380 x 38 mm
Steering; Steering Gear with 3 different servotronic characteristics coupled with Lamborghini dynamic steering (LDS), managed by drive select mode.
Tires (front — rear): Pirelli P0 Corsa 255/35 ZR20 — 355/25 ZR21
Wheels: (front — rear) 9”JX20’’ H2 ET 32.2 — 13’’ JX21’’H2 ET 66.7
Curb-to-Curb turning circle: 12.5 m (41.01 ft.)
Mirrors: External mirrors heated, electrically adjustable and foldable.
Rear spoiler: Fixed spoiler in carbon fiber, manually adjustable in three positions (high-mid-low downforce).
Airbags: Front dual stage driver airbag and front adaptive passenger airbag; seats with side ‘‘head-thorax’’ airbags; passenger and driver knee airbags.
Type: V12, 60°, MPI
Displacement: 6498 cc
Bore and stroke: Ø 95 mm x 76.4 mm
Valve gear; Variable valve timing electronically controlled
Compression ratio: 11.8 ± 0.2
Maximum power: 750 PS / 740 HP / 552 kW at 8,400 RPM
Maximum torque: 509 lb-ft. / 690 Nm at 5,500 RPM
Maximum Engine speed: 8.500 RPM
Power to weight ratio: 2 kg/PS
Emission class: EURO 6 – LEV 2
Emission control system: Catalytic converters with lambda sensors.
Cooling system: Water and oil cross flow cooling system in the rear with fixed air inlets.
Engine management system: Lamborghini Iniezione Elettronica (LIE) with Ion current analysis.
Lubrication system: Dry sump
Type of transmission: 4WD with Haldex generation IV
Gearbox: 7 speed ISR, shifting characteristic depending on drive select mode
Clutch: Dry double plate clutch, Ø 235 mm (9.25 in.)
Top speed: Over 350 km/h
Acceleration 0-100 km/h [0-62 mph]: 2.8 sec.
Acceleration 0-200 km/h [0-124 mph]: 8.6 sec.
Acceleration 0-300 km/h [0-186 mph]: 24.0 sec.
Braking 100-0 km/h [62-0 mph]: 30 m
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