The new Lamborghini Aventador SVJ, to be unveiled later this summer, has taken the lap record for production cars at the Nurburgring Nordschleife, with a lap time of 6 minutes and 44.97 seconds.
The camouflaged Aventador SVJ, with official Lamborghini driver Marco Mapelli at the helm, took on the lap-time test at the 20.6km track. The challenge was managed by Lamborghini’s Research and Development team, with extensive tyre support from Pirelli technicians and other personnel.
Fitted with cameras inside and out, plus full onboard telemetry, and under the formal scrutiny of Remak personnel who managed time and GPS certification using Vbox-Racelogic instrumentation, the lap attempt of the Aventador SVJ was performed during an exclusive session on the Nurburgring Nordschleife.
The Aventador SVJ was created to feature higher power output, with lightweight materials contributing to the best weight-to-power ratio of only 1.98 kg per hp. It features Lamborghini’s patented ALA 2.0 active aerodynamics system with aero vectoring for the best handling and downforce, as well as new aerodynamic features specific to the SVJ.
Development of the car included significant CFD simulation to optimize the ALA performance, with the exceptional downforce requiring an entire rework of the Aventador’s active and passive dynamic systems to exploit the supercar’s physical boundaries. Developing ALA strategies for the Aventador SVJ through both static and dynamic virtual simulations, a virtual attempt at the Nurburgring Nordschleife already returned a better lap time than the Lamborghini Huracan Performante.
The setup of the Aventador SVJ has been entirely re-engineered to enhance its four-wheel-drive system, rear-wheel steering and ESC. Significantly stiffer than the Aventador LP750-4 SV, the steering has been re-tuned in the SVJ. The Aventador SVJ features new specifically developed Pirelli P Zero Corsa tyres as standard. For the lap-time attempt, the optional Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R tyres were mounted.
In 2015 the Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 SV delivered a sub-7 minute lap time, and in 2016 the Huracan Performante took the Nirburgring Nordschleife production car record with a lap time of 6 minutes and 52.01 seconds, which it held until September 2017.