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IT has a 512kW V12 that revs to 8400rpm. It'll smash 0-100km/h in 2.8sec and flash by you at a 350km/h top speed. It’ll create tears of joy and heartache, and for a lucky few the Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 SV will makes their hearts like they’re falling from the stratosphere. It’s lighter, more powerful and offers a more than double the downforce to be the king of Aventadors.
Joining a formidable supercar war at the Geneva motor show, where we’ve already seen the Ferrari 488 GTB, the Aston Martin Vulcan as well as the track only McLaren P1 GTR, the Aventador is a road-registered, aerodynamic power station on wheels. The Lamborghini faithful will realise the number 750 means 750bhp, which translates into 552kW – 37kW more the most potent Aventador on sale right now.
Lamborghini says that the power bump comes from optimisation of the variable valve timing and variable intake system, and while the torque figure of 690Nm is no more than the regular Aventador, there's a flatter curve that runs all the way to 8500rpm.
That wild-looking body work may be wrestling with Aston Martin for diffuser of the year, but this Aventador delivers a whopping 170 per cent more downforce than the regular version. The rear wing can be adjusted 15 degrees, and is part of the 150% improvement, says Lamborghini.
The ‘4’ of course means all-wheel drive, giving the 6.5-litre V12 the support it needs to harness all that energy. The Haldex system is electronically controlled and has a self-locking rear diff and an electronic diff up front. Under the carbonfibre monocoque chassis sits Magneto Rheological Suspension (magnetic dampers) to keep those 20-inch front and 21-inch rear alloys, housing carbon-ceramic brakes and wrapped in Pirelli P Zero Corsa rubber, of course.
The focus for the SV is weight reduction, with Lamborghini claiming a 1525kg mass, 50 kg less than the regular Aventador. That's thanks to carbonfibre body panels, including the doors, as well as carbonfibre intakes and, of course, a carbon rear wing. The exotic material is also used to shave weight inside, where there are carbonfibre sports seats and door trims as well as no cost options like removal of the entertainment system and the carpet.
The SV is also the first Lamborghini to use a new material called 'Carbon Skin' that consists of resin and carbonfibre, and is used for the hoodlining and other parts of the cabin. There's also a new digital instrument cluster, just as there is on the new Audi R8 and the Lamborghini Huracan supercars, and for the SV it scores a yellow shift light.
While not confirmed for Australia, where it would cost a healthy premium above the $795K Aventador, the SV is one of the few V12 supercars left, and we're grateful such awesome machinery exists.