Lamborghini Aventador SV Laps Nurburgring in Under 7m, 3s Behind Porsche 918 Spyder

Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 SV on Nurburgring 1 photo
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      As the Nurburgring 24h endurance marathon is taking over the motorsport world, Lamborghini has taken advantage of this moment to swipe us off our wheels by announcing the Nurburgring lap time for its Aventador LP750-4 Super Veloce.
Just under 7 minutes. This is how long it took for the quickest road-going model in the history of the Raging Bull to lap the Green Hell. We couldn't find any live webcam from over in Sant'Agata Bolognese, but people over there must be celebrating in style right now and there are plenty of reasons for that.

For one thing, the time brings the Aventador SV under the spotlights as a machine that stands at the border between supercars and hypercars. Speaking of which, the LP750-4 demonstrates that, for the moment, Lamborghini doesn't need to jump the hybrid hypercar bandwagon.

At least not when it comes to the performance - to put this lap time into perspective, we'll mention the Aventador SV is only 3s behind the monstrous Porsche 918 Spyder. And as a quick reminder of how the VW Group rolls on the 'Ring these days, if we look one minute higher at the under-8m lap time, we'll find a German SUV, the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S.

Lamborghini's future

Fret not, future fans, the Asterion concept still tells a lot about the Italian brand's future.

In fact, it is the things to come for Lamborghini that we want to talk about. You see, many people, ourselves included, were left waiting for more when the Huracan came out and we're talking about the twisty bits of the road here.

Sure, the Huracan LP610-4 is almost as fast as a "standard" Aventador LP700-4, showing a power-to-weight ratio that's very close. Nonetheless, the V10 model's handling, which shows more signs of understeer than we would've liked to see, made us wonder about the direction in which the Italian marque is heading.

The fact that Lamborghini's latest SV model is a massive 25 seconds quicker than the normal Aventador shows this Bull is as Raging as ever. Now it's clear the Huracan, which has to be pushed in order to oversteer, was set up this way to cater to the needs of a wider range of customers - after all, this is Lamborghini's fastest selling car to date.

Having seen the video below, which is sprinkled with a few spicy countersteering moments, we simply can't wait for the future Huracan special edition, which we've recently spied, to come out.

Returning to the Aventador Super Veloce, Lamborghini has mentioned the 6:59:73 lap time was achieved on the car's Pirelli P Zero Corsa rubber.

How was this possible?

Of course, the extra 50 bulls compared to the 700 of the standard model might not seem like all that much, but we mustn't forget the rest of the mods that make this the most responsive model in Lambo's history.

Most of the credit goes to the extra downforce, a 70 percent boost, which is owed to the new, eye-catching aero package. At the same time, the Aventador was put on a 50 KG (110 LBS) diet, with its power-to-weight ratio sitting at 2 KG per HP. For the record, the Aventador Super Veloce tips the scales at 1,525 KG (3,362 LBS).

Mind you, being ready to spend at least EUR327,190 ($366,000 at the current exchange rates) plus VAT on an Aventador Super Veloce doesn't mean you can be relaxed about the purchase. That's because only 600 units of this SV model will roll out the Sant'Agata Bolognese factory gates.

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