The Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster is the hard, concentrated and undiluted essence of supercar. It is powered by a massive 759-hp 6.5-liter V-12, which sits in the middle of the car. It is free of turbochargers, superchargers and any concerns about fuel costs. And it’s a true Lamborghini engine, not something that was assembled at an Audi engine plant and delivered to Italy in a box. This is something special, a V-12 that is not shared with Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Porsche, Volkswagen or other Lamborghini relatives.
HIGHS: Epic V-12 engine, hilly performance, eyeball-busting look.
The SVJ roadster appears to have been chiseled out of a petrified money block, and it roars as if the exhaust was made up of Giuseppe Verdi. Surprisingly impractical, spectacularly theatrical, it’s insane overall. The example we used and drowned in red for Rosso Efesto was $ 667,661. That’s about two-thirds of a million dollars, the kind of money buyers are happy to show off with. We should mention that the price includes $ 14,800 for the painting, a gas consumption fee of $ 6,400 and $ 3,695 for the destination. Worth it
SVJ stands for Super Veloce Jota. It pays tribute to the one-of-a-kind Miura Jota, a model that test driver Bob Wallace modified in 1970 to comply with FIA rules in Appendix J.
In every respect, there is also the equipment on board the roadster that converts the old Aventador S-Coupé into the SVJ model. The engine is fitted with titanium intake valves and is fitted with a new intake system and an exhaust that is La Scala worthy. Performance improves by 29 horsepower compared to the 730 hp Aventador S. However, EPA values of 9 mpg city and 15 mpg highway make it one of the 10 least efficient vehicles currently for sale.
Lamborghini will produce a total of 800 roadsters and production is expected to cease in 2021 when the Aventador reaches its tenth and perhaps last year. Lambo says it’s the V-12 engine, but the next Sián combines all of these cylinders with a hybrid system. In this sense, the SVJ Roadster has a kind of elegiac atmosphere. This feels historic as it is probably the last Lamborghini V-12 engine where the engine does not share the glory of an electric motor.
Choose a driving mode: Strada for road use, Sport for road abuse and Corsa for when the road is really a stretch, and the all-wheel drive system optimizes your preload from front to rear and changes the damping rates from fixed to Fixed “I wobble”. In each mode, the chassis has the kind of grip that makes barnacles look lazy. The driving quality in Strada is tolerable because the handling is good enough for most situations, but clicking Corsa greatly improves the driving experience. Save Corsa for the next life when you are reborn as a more talented nephew of Valentino Balboni.
Dive into a corner and the front bites off the apex, while the rear wheel steering takes the rear in a perfect arc. This car drives much smaller than the 106.3-inch wheelbase indicates. By the way, if you shop cross-wheelbase, it’s identical to the latest Chevrolet Cruze. You can find a clean one that runs out in a rental fleet.
The price of the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster starts at 584,061 $.