If you purchased Lamborghini Aventador SV and have been underwhelmed by the power, noise and looks – said nobody ever – don’t worry because Novitec has come to the rescue with their Novitec Aventador SV.
The supercar tuning outfit decided the Aventador SV was just too soft. With its 740bhp V12 engine and conservative looks it doesn’t stand out enough for those spending hundreds of thousands of dollars. So the Novitec team went to work adding a wild carbon fibre bodykit and pumping up the 6.5-litre naturally aspirated V12 to 775bhp. That should do it.
Performance gains come largely from a new Novitec exhaust system (made of Inconel) and electronic wizardry with Lamborghini’s existing engine management system. The result is a 35bhp increase from standard to 775bhp and torque up from from 509 to 544lb ft. 0-60 should be over in a short 2.8-second and top speed is expected to be over 220mph.
That exhaust doesn’t just free up power, mind. You’ve a choice of stainless steel or F1-inspired Inconel for its construction, the latter saving 21kg on standard. It also comes with actively controlled butterfly valves. In short, these open to allow more noise, and Novitec even offers them with radio remote control.
There are more tweaks elsewhere. “Wheels are the legs of the car,” claims Novitec, and it’s made the SV’s legs more toned with new forged, centre-locking wheels courtesy of Vossen. They’ve been designed to mimic the Aventador’s extravagant tail light design, and measure 20 inches at the front, 21 rear. Oh, and you can have them in 72 different colours.
Accompanying them is a new suspension system, which drops the already belly-scraping SV by 35mm, though the front-lift system is restored to give you a fighting chance of creeping it onto your driveway.
The aerodynamic components provide improved aerodynamics, while giving the vehicle a more aggressive appearance. We can’t validate Novitec’s claims that the car has been wind-tunnel test, but we can say for sure that the car will definitely scare locals when a Novitec Aventador SV drives by.