Johannesburg - The first example of Lamborghini’s baddest production car ever, the Aventador SVJ, has rolled into the South African importer’s Melrose Arch showroom in Johannesburg.
The bad news is that you can’t have one, with the handful of locally allocated units already accounted for, and even if it were readily available you’d need to find R9 695 000 to get the SVJ into your dream garage.
Or Superveloce Jota if you want to call it by its full name, the first part of which means “superfast” in Italian, and that’s no exaggeration, given that the supercar last year set the fastest ever Nurburgring lap for a production car, at 6m44.97s.
This car is literally dripping with superlatives.
Its tweaked 6.5-litre normally aspirated motor is Lamborghini’s most powerful V12 ever, producing 566kW at 8500rpm and 720Nm at 6750, and it's said to be capable of getting the raging bull from 0-100km/h in 2.8 seconds, on to 200km/h in 8.6 secs and ultimately to a top speed of "over" 350km/h, according to Lamborghini.