Before admiring that 6.5-litre V12, it’s worth taking a closer look at the Aventador SV chassis. The race-derived pushrod suspension system features adaptive magneto-rheological dampers which react within milliseconds to road conditions and driving style. Wheel damping is individually adjusted during cornering, virtually eliminating body roll and making the steering and handling more responsive. Lamborghini Dynamic Steering variably adapts to the road speed and dynamic mode selected, so there’s no trade-off between low-speed manoeuvring and high-speed precision.
Lamborghini’s Maranello rivals may be driving down the turbo route, but the glorious 6.5 litre V12 in the Aventador SV remains naturally aspirated. Power is up to 750hp at 8,400 rpm, with optimised variable valve timing and variable intake to fatten the torque curve at high rpm.
A new lightweight exhaust system lowers back pressure and liberates the sensational cry of the mighty V12 at high rpm. As with the ‘standard’ Aventador, the SV transmits its power to all four wheels via a Lamborghini ISR transmission. A self-locking differential at the rear axle and an electronic differential lock at the front are controlled by the ESP, with different settings controlled from within the cockpit via the Drive Select System. ‘Superveloce’ translates as ‘superfast’; in the case of the Aventador SV, that’s practically an understatement.