By: Deon van der Walt
More power, more emotion and less weight. This raging bull has clearly undergone a bold makeover, successful diet and has pumped some serious iron in the gym.
Revealed at the Geneva Motor Show on Tuesday, the Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce boldly tops the Aventador line-up and features an 'enhanced' 6.5-litre V12 naturally aspirated engine that's capable of delivering 552kW and 690Nm. Lamborghini claims that its new raging bull is capable of charging from 0-100km/h in just 2.8 seconds and that it'll only run out of steam beyond 350km/h.
According to Lamborghini, this SV is its fastest and, importantly, most emotional series production car ever.
Utilising carbon fibre, Lamborghini managed to shed 50kg of extra flab while also incorporating new technology - proving that more is possible with less.
Designers and engineers worked closely together on the styling of the SV to improve both vertical downforce and aerodynamic efficiency. The results are evident in the 150% improvement in overall aerodynamic efficiency and 170% extra downforce, compared to the standard Aventador.
A big factor in creating that extra downforce is the racing style rear-wing, which can be adjusted for three different settings depending on driving style.
Weight consciousness has even shifted to the cabin, where you'll find a new lightweight 'Carbon Skin' material that contributes to the purist look and lightweight physique of the Superveloce.
The new sports bucket seats and door panels are made of carbon while the new model does not come standard with an infotainment system, it is however available as a no cost option.
All in all, Lamborghini claims that this clear shift in focus on weight reduction has improved the power-to-weight ratio by 10 percent.