Here we go again. Lap times and records at the Nürburgring Nordschleife for road-legal cars just get more and more ludicrous with every new track-focused supercar in the market. Less than a year after Porsche took the crown by a considerable margin in the 911 GT2 RS to dethrone the Lamborghini Huracan Performante, the Italians came with a much bigger bull — the Aventador Superveloce Jota. Or SVJ for short.
First things first, the new record-setting lap time. The 690bhp RWD Porsche 911 GT2 RS did it in 6m47.25s, the all-electric Nio EP9 with it’s 1MW of power did it in 6m45.90s, and the yet-to-be-launched Lambo Aventador SVJ with 760bhp and 4WD took 6m44.97s to finish one very brave lap. That is an astounding lap time and as the onboard footage from Lamborghini shows, takes some serious skill to do so:
The man who managed this time in the car is Lambo’s factory driver Marco Mapelli, who had set an impressive ‘Ring time of 6m59.73s in the 2015 Aventador SV. Let’s also keep in mind that all these ridiculous times have been set by these cars while running on road-legal tyres. Yowzah!
The final production spec of the new Lamborghini Aventador SVJ is scheduled for some time next month but we do have a few details about it. Under the skin and behind the cockpit lies the familiar 6.5-litre V12 which can produce 760bhp (20bhp more than the SV) while the rest of the performance upgrades come in the form of four-wheel steering (from the S), heavily retuned 4WD and suspension, and the new ALA v2.0 (Lambo’s active aero tech).
In the world of track times and supercars, the Nürburgring record is still the ultimate crown that everyone continues to compete for. The question is who will be quicker next time? And how soon will that be? Do you agree that the outright Nürburging lap record will stay safe with the Porsche 919 Tribute racecar? Share your thoughts on the new Aventador SVJ in the comments below and don’t forget to subscribe to The Auto Loons for plenty more cool car content to come.