Car Of The Day: 2020 Lamborghini Aventador LP770-4 SVJ
The original Aventador LP700-4 concluded its five-year production run, paving the way for various progressively enhanced versions and inevitable ‘special edition’ models. Among the most coveted is the Aventador SVJ LP 770-4, a track-focused evolution of the Aventador S and SV, unveiled at the 2018 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
Fitted with the proven 6.5-liter naturally aspirated V-12 engine, power is boosted to 770bhp thanks to titanium intake valves and modified cylinder heads. Carbon fiber utilization and a titanium exhaust system contribute to a reduced weight of 3,362 lbs. Lamborghini claimed that the Aventador SVJ LP 770-4 is capable of 0-62 mph in 2.8 seconds and reach a top speed of over 219 mph.
‘SVJ’ translates to ‘Super Veloce Jota,’ with ‘Super Veloce’ denoting ‘Super Fast,’ and the ‘J’ in ‘Jota’ possibly referencing the FIA’s Appendix J for competition cars. Alternatively, considering Lamborghini’s tradition of naming models after famous Spanish fighting bulls and the Jota being a Spanish folk dance in quick time, the SVJ moniker might have this alternate origin.
Regardless of its nomenclature’s source, the SVJ stands out as the first production Lamborghini V12 incorporating the Aerodinamica Lamborghini Attiva (ALA) system of aerodynamic devices, working in conjunction with the Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo Attiva 2.0 (LDVA 2.0) management system. This setup employs sensors to adjust the car’s aerodynamics in a mere 500 milliseconds.