The Lamborghini Aventador SV: The Flagship Gets Faster

For years now, the standard Aventador LP700-4 has been terrorizing locales across the world with its menacing looks and its 6.5 liter V12. It has done all the things expected of a flagship Lamborghini model. It's extremely fast, powerful, loud, wide, angular and expensive. Despite how mental and exciting this base car already is, Lamborghini has decided to give it their hardcore, SV treatment. That means more power, less weight, and a rear spoiler. So prepare yourself for the new flagship, the  LP750-4 SV.

SV stands for Super Veloce, which translates to super fast. That should tell you all you need to know about the newest raging bull to leave their factory gates. The Aventador's horsepower totals have jumped up from 691 in the standard car to a menacing 740 here (which is equivalent to 750 PS, hence the car's name). Along with the upgrades in the engine bay, the SV has also been fitted with a new exhaust system that should sound absolutely ear-shattering as the Aventador revs towards its 8,500 rpm redline. This power jump, combined with a weight savings of over 100 pounds, allows the Aventador to accelerate harder than ever, hitting 60 from 0 in a menacing 2.8 seconds.

The weight savings have come from an extensive use of carbon fiber, along with removing a few bits and pieces from the interior. And what I mean by bits and pieces is the radio, the carpets, some of the sound deadening, and the old seats (those have been replaced with lighter, carbon seats). The results are, obviously, a less comfortable car, but the comfort has been lost in a worthy pursuit: the pursuit of speed.

Other steps made towards this pursuit of speed include a revised pushrod suspension and a plethora of aerodynamic advancements. As you'll notice from the body, the front splitter, rear diffuser, rear wing, and several of the intakes are all new. The massive new rear diffuser works with the front splitter to help air flow around the car, while the rear wing helps keep the car's massive hips planted on the pavement. The added intakes are there in order to keep the more powerful engine full of the wonderful stuff we call air. All-in, the car's capable of 170% more downforce than the standard model, in addition to being a bit faster.

The Aventador SV is exactly what you'd expect from the madmen in Sant'Agata Bolognese. It's an incredibly angry-looking, incredibly fast, and incredibly insane car. I wouldn't have it any other way, and I look forward to the day when a video of one of these screaming around on a race track hits YouTube.