While the Aventador LP 700-4 continues to offer a unique blend of power, performance and jaw-dropping looks, the Superveloce models are its leaner, meaner, more track-focused siblings. Power is increased by 50hp and weight reduced by 50kg, giving a power to weight ratio of just 2.1kg per horsepower. Taking advantage of these virtues, the SV Roadster also features Magneto Rheological Suspension, a pushrod damping system and Lamborghini Dynamic Steering (LDS) for improved driving dynamics.
Both the interior and exterior make extensive use of new, lightweight materials while the seats, forged alloy rims and engine bay are also lightened. The interior features a new TFT instrument display but no satellite navigation. If you’re driving the Aventador LP 750-4 SV Roadster, it’s assumed you know where you’re going and don’t want any superfluous weight to slow you down. The interior of the SV Roadster dispenses with soft trim and just features the bare carbon-fibre structure of the Lamborghini beneath a lustrous resin coat. And so that you can enjoy the full symphony of the 750hp V12, the power rear window allows the engine’s full sonic glory to fill the cockpit. A manually-adjustable rear spoiler with a choice of three positions triple-underscores the message to onlookers that this no mere boulevard cruiser.
All Aventadors are powered by a V12 of 6,498cc capacity, but the SV models gain an extra 50 horsepower, raising maximum power to 750HP while torque remains at an ample 690Nm. With power figures like these 0-62mph times become increasingly irrelevant, as you’ve scarcely blinked before 2.9 seconds have passed and you’re streaking on towards a top speed of 217mph. Maximum rpm is a soul-stirring 8,500rpm and (unlike the new generation of turbocharged engines from Lamborghini’s great rivals at Maranello) the Aventador remains naturally aspirated.
With its seven-speed robotised gearbox, Haldex Generation IV 4WD system and the sophistication of magneto-rheological ‘active’ dampers the Aventador SV Roadster delivers a tidal wave of power with a soundtrack guaranteed to raise the hairs on the back of the neck, complemented by razor-sharp steering response and an uncanny lack of roll. According to Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann, the LP 750-4 SV Roadster combines ‘intense dynamics with an extraordinary open air experience’. On a scale of 0-10, it’s definitely an 11.