Lamborghini Aventador SuperVeloce Laps the Nurburgring in 6:59 (Video)
Due to some questionable vehicles made back in the 1980s that ran into various quality control issues and a general lack of performance relative to better proven supercars, the Lamborghini brand has gotten a relatively lackluster reputation in terms of ultimate performance. Sure, they make some beautiful, lightweight supercars with monster power, but we generally do not hear the Lamborghini name mentioned when it comes to cars turning record lap times – until now.
According to the official Lamborghini video shown below, the new Aventador SuperVeloce LP750-4 blasted around the 12.9 miles and 154 turns in 6 minutes and 59.73 seconds. It is unclear if this smokin’ fast lap time for the Aventador SV will be recognized, as it was recorded during a P Zero Corsa tire testing session with Pirelli and there has been no indication whether or not a proper timing system was used or if there was a third party there to verify the lap time. However, it certainly appears as though the new Lamborghini Aventador SV is the newest car to join the 6-minute club on the Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit.
The Lamborghini Aventator SV LP750-4
The Lamborghini Aventador SV LP750-4 is based on the “normal” Aventador LP-700-4, but the SuperVeloce – which is Italian for Super Speed - adds power and downforce while also cutting weight. As a result, the Aventador SV packs an extra 50 horsepower over the standard model, boasting an output of 740 horsepower and 509lb-ft of torque and a curb weight just over 3,500lbs, which is around 110lbs less than the original Aventador. With the help of the lightning quick dual clutch gearbox and the advanced all-wheel drive system, the Aventador SV is able to dash from a stop to 62 miles per hour in just 2.8 seconds while reaching 125 in just 8.6 seconds.
Also, when you take into consideration the uniquely tuned pushrod style suspension setup with adaptive dampers, the Lamborghini Dynamic Steering system and the fixed carbon fiber aero package, this Aventador is the best performing ever. To prove this fact and to work out the Aventador SV with the Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires, the Italian automaker took the svelte supercar to the famed Nürburgring and the results were nothing short of incredible.
The Aventador SV Ring Run
Now before getting into the semantics of the Lamborghini Aventador SV LP750-4 lapping the Nürburgring in just 6:59.73, I should point out a few things. First, there are no details on whether or not this Lamborghini was completely stock and we can see in the video that there is a roll cage of some sort installed in the Aventador SV in action. If the automaker installed a roll cage, who knows what else has been installed and it could be argued by some that adding a roll cage – that adds weight while also stiffening up the chassis – makes the car not stock.
Also, since there was seemingly no third party present to verify this run by the Aventador SV, it will be hard to claim it as an official time and finally, this run lap time was recorded using an on-board system and not an official timing system.
In other words, there are a few holes in the Lamborghini Aventador SV’s stunning Nürburgring lap time, but there is no denying that this is one blazing quick Ring time.
Provided that this time is confirmed as official, the Lamborghini Aventador SV LP750-4 is only the second true production road car to break into the 6 minute barrier at the Nürburgring – trailing only the Porsche 918 hybrid supercar, which ran an official time of 6:57 with the help of the 918’s 'Weissach Package' with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires. Other than the Porsche and the Aventador SV, the only other road cars to surpass the 7 minute mark were a pair of Radical SR8 vehicles, which are little more than race cars that are approved for road use in some places.
The Aventador’s lap time is almost 9 seconds better than the Nissan GTR Nismo’s best time and that turned in by the Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR – which is the quickest lap ever by an American car.
So, for Lamborghini to really claim their place among the automakers that can get around the Nurburgring in under 7 minutes flat, they will likely need to provide more details, but the most interesting point is that if you watch the video – this run was far from perfect. Should Lamborghini go back and turn out an even smoother lap, the Aventador SV could secure its place in the Nürburgring record books without any special package.