When a Lamborghini Aventador SV Dared Attack a LaFerrari On the Track

Aventador SV attacks LaFerrari on the track 1 photo
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Each track day has its heroes and when it came to the recent Dutch event showcased in the video below, the Lamborghini Aventador Superveloce taking part in the fight was definitely worthy of this status.
The hostilities we're talking about took place earlier this month (May 15, to be more precise) on the TT Circuit Assen, seeing a monstrous amount of high-octane machines battling each other - from your "average" Porsche 911 to a McLaren P1 GTR, the velocity variety delivered by the event was nothing short of stunning.

Returning to the Aventador SV we're here to discuss, our favorite part of the Raging Bull's run can be seen in the first part of the footage below. The Sant'Agata Bolognese supercar dared challenge a LaFerrari, trying to pass the Maranello halo car.

As wild as that sounds, you should know the two aren't that far away from each other in terms of track performance. If we go for the blunt horsepower approach, the Aventador SV's 750 PS output isn't nearly enough to allow it to bit the 963 PS LaF.

For instance, the Aventador SV is famous for having lapped the Nurburgring in under seven minutes, which means it was just three seconds slower than the Nordschleife production car record holder, namely the Porsche 918 Spyder.

While Ferrari has ensured the LaFerrari doesn't set a 'Ring time, we can pull a bit of a far stretch by assuming the gas-electric Prancing Horse's time can't be that far from that of the Porsche 918 Spyder, which means the LaF and the Aventador SV could play in the same league.

And to compensate for the stretch mentioned above, we've added a second clip at the bottom of the page - to the best of our knowledge this is the only instrumented track test involving the Ferrari LaFerrari, McLaren P1 and Porsche 918 Spyder. And while the Silverstone track that hosted the battle can be considered the opposite of the Nurburgring in terms of length (all three pulled sub-1m laps), every second of the footage is worth watching.

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