Superveloce means ‘superfast’ in Italian and J stands for Jota, a suffix used for track-focused versions of its production cars. Thus, ‘SVJ’ stands for Superveloce Jota. For its design, Lamborghini claim to have been inspired by both race car functionality and jet fighter aesthetics. At the front, a wider front bumper with side fins includes intakes for the latest Aerodinamica Lamborghini Attiva (ALA 2.0) active aerodynamics system. Twin air outlets on the nose direct airflow, improving both the downforce and aero drag figures. Together with a new underbody aero design, rear diffuser and rear wing, the SVJ has 40% more downforce on both front and rear axles and 1% less drag when compared with the Aventador SV. ALA 2.0 actively varies the aero load to achieve either high downforce (when braking or cornering) or low drag (accelerating down the straight). ALA can also direct the downforce to either side of the car to load the inner wheels when cornering for improved grip and traction.
Other changes include new side rocker panels and an all-new engine cover in carbon fibre which is removed via quick-release clips, race car style. The naked exhausts are higher mounted, saving weight and allowing a cleaner air path for the rear diffuser. Superlight Nireo alloy wheels are unique to the SVJ. They’re shod with Pirelli P Zero Corsa tyres of a compound and construction specially developed for the SVJ by Pirelli’s technicians, although the record lap of the Nürburgring was achieved using the optional Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R tyres.
Inside, the specification will be down to the individual owner while the TFT instrumentation will show live status of the ALA 2.0 settings. Satellite navigation and Apple CarPlay® come as standard while the telemetry system is optional – worth choosing if you plan to have a go at that 6.44.97 Nürburgring time.