Lamborghini future Aventador SVJ has left Nürburgring-Nordschleife at a time of 6: 44.97, automaker confirmed Thursday.
It's a new record for production cars, and it's over 2.0 seconds faster than the previous record of 6: 47.3 set by a Porsche 911 GT2 RS in September.
The run was Lamborghini tester Marco Mapelli, the same driver who put Huracán Performantes at 6:57 in 2016. And on hand to confirm time, independent company Remak was, using GPS and VBOX-Racelogic data.
Lamborghini equipped Aventador SVJ with Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R tire, which will be an available option for the car. Standard tires will be Pirelli P Zero Corsas, which are much safer in wet.
Lamborghini presents details about Aventador SVJ closer to next month's debut in 2018 Monterey Car Week. However, the car manufacturer has confirmed some details.
We know that the car will have a weight-to-weight ratio of a horsepower for every 4,36 pounds of weight. The final output from the car's 6.5 liter V-12 is rumored to be about 760 horsepower.
Lamborghini has also confirmed that Aventador SVJ will be easier than any previous Aventador and that the car will be equipped with a version of downforce generating the Aerodinamica Lamborghini Attiva (ALA) active aerodynamics system that debuted at Huracán Performante. The system relies on channels and flaps to adjust airflow around and through the car to control drag and downforce levels. We also know that the electronic systems of the Aventador SVJ drive wheel, rear wheel drive and pull and stability control are all set for improved performance.
The SVJ name, which comes from the limited production Miura SVJ of the 1970s, means gauge. Miura SVJ was probably based on the one-time Miura Jota that was built to meet FIA's J-race regulations. Thus the name is entirely appropriate for the last raging bull.
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