Described as “the most pure incarnation of a Lamborghini to date”, the new Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce made its global debut at last week’s Geneva motor show.
AutoConception.com caught up with Lamborghini design boss Filippo Perini who talked us through some of the Aventador SV’s key design features.
As well as Perini, we had the opportunity to speak with Maurizio Reggiani, Lamborghini’s current director for research and development.
With increased power, lower weight, and revised aerodynamics, the Aventador SV is now officially the fastest series production Lamborghini ever.
The naturally aspirated V12 engine’s power has been increased to 740 bhp, compared to the standard’s 691 bhp. As a result, it achieves a power-to-weight-ratio of 485 bhp per tonne. Lamborghini claims the SV accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in 2.8 seconds and powers on to reach a top speed of more than 217 mph.
Sending power to the wheels is Lamborghini’s seven-speed ISR transmission. The permanent all-wheel drive also gets a Haldex IV based coupling system to distribute torque between front and rear. A self-locking differential at the rear axle and an electronic differential lock at the front is controlled by the ESP.
The Superveloce’s weight has been reduced by 50 kg to 1525 kg, largely through the use of carbon-fibre – both on the outside and inside. The most obvious new element is a large racing-style rear wing, while the addition of a large rear diffuser on the underside and vertical fins improve air flow from the underbody.
Like the rear, the front end has also been redesigned and features a more ‘open’ view in comparison to the regular Aventador, with the forward-stretched line of the front skirt and two front wings – one in black carbon-fibre and one in the car’s colour – generating added downforce in the front of the car.
Lamborghini says overall aerodynamics have been optimised by 150% in term of efficiency and the SV generates a higher downforce of 170% over the standard Aventador.
On the inside, the carbon-fibre monocoque is now visible in several places, including the centre tunnel and the sills. The shells of the newly-developed sports seats are also made from carbon-fibre with an upholstery in alcantara and y-shaped leather inserts.
The instrument cluster is also entirely restyled. A new TFT screen is dominated by the colour yellow, with an RPM shifting indicator in light blue, and a G-force indicator in the lower part of the cluster similar to racing cars.
The Aventador SV is expected to go on sale globally in late spring this year.
Select images courtesy of Daniele Madia