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Lamborghini Aventador LP 770 SVJ sets new 'Ring Lap Record


As a very competitive person and self-proclaimed track rat, I care about performance numbers and lap times.. probably a little too much. Now, I always take manufacturer Nürburgring lap times with a grain of salt, but that has never stopped me from absolutely loving seeing different manufacturers go at it or being fascinated by new (seemingly impossible) "production" lap records. The most recent record breaking run comes from Lamborghini, with its highest performing Aventador yet; the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ. The lap time? 6:44.97, over 2 seconds (2.28) quicker than the last record holder, the 911 GT2 RS with a lap time of 6:47.25, which held the record for almost a year.

The Aventador LP 770 (770 metric hp) Superveloce Jota (SVJ), makes 759 hp vs 730 hp in the standard Aventador - the LP 740 (740 metric hp), or 739 hp in the previous top-dog Aventador, the LP 750 SV. Other improvements include lighter weight bringing curb weight down to approx. 3,362 lb. according to Lamborghini. That's a whopping 400+ lb. saving compared to the standard LP 740, or another 110 lb saving compared to the LP 750 SV. Other technologies worth mentioning are the Lamborghini rear wheel steering system that first debuted on the Aventador LP 740 in 2017 and the active aero system - ALA 2.0 - which made its debut on the Huracan Performante. For reference, the Huracan Performante held the 'Ring record for almost a year like the GT2 RS after it, with a time of 6:52.01. The SVJ also features unique tuning for the steering, the active suspension (with magnetic shocks), and the active aero system to all work together.

Aside from the added cage for safety - a common manufacturer add-on for lap time record runs - the record setting SVJ differs from the factory version by running on Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R tires, which are quite a bit more aggressive than the standard SVJ that will come with P Zero Corsa tires. All that (almost) doesn't matter, though, while you're watching the video and being mesmerized by the speed. Enjoy.

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