We’ve gotten a sneak peek at the next new vehicle from Lamborghini, as a camouflaged supercar took to the famous (perhaps infamous) Nürburgring racetrack. Driven by Marco Mapelli, the debuting Lamborghini didn’t just go for a casual stroll, it set a brand-new lap record for the grueling Nürburgring Nordschleife, finishing in 6:44.97 minutes. As it turns out, the camouflaged vehicle is the next Lamborghini model to adopt the SVJ name, as it’s rumored that we’ll see the official debut of the 2019 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ (or Superveloce Jota) in August.
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“The Aventador SVJ takes the Jota suffix, following the Lamborghini tradition for denoting a car’s track-focused talent. This new car is the convergence of Lamborghini technologies to produce a super sports car that transcends current performance benchmarks. Its tenure as the Nürburgring lap time record holder, even before its unveiling during the Monterey Car Week in California in August, endorses Lamborghini’s competence in applying superlative design engineering and ground-breaking technologies. The SVJ is a super sports car at the zenith of performance, while also ensuring unrivaled driving pleasure.”
– Stefano Domenicali, Chairman & CEO, Automobili Lamborghini
What do we know so far?
As per usual, details are very slim as of yet for the new Lamborghini vehicle. We know that the SVJ was designed to generate a higher output of power, with more lightweight materials than previous Aventador models. Lamborghini has confirmed its weight-to-power ratio is 1.98 kg/hp. We also know that it features the ALA 2.0 active aerodynamics system, which includes aero vectoring in order to deliver the best possible handling and downforce. Lamborghini has stated that new aerodynamic-enhancing features will be introduced specifically for the SVJ as well. The team also completely re-engineered the Aventador SVJ in order to improve things like its electronic stability control, steering and the drive system.
Beyond these small tidbits of information, nothing has been confirmed beyond its record-breaking lap time and when it will be making its debut. So, check back throughout August for further updates on this incredible new vehicle from Lamborghini!