ZINVO’s Favourite Cars: Lamborghini Aventador SV
Posted on Tuesday, April 25 2017 09:00:00 AM in News by ZINVO Europe
This week, much to the delight of the whole ZINVO team, we got our hands on the gorgeous Lamborghini Aventador SV. And to go along with this beaut of a ride, we chose two of our favourite Blades, the Silver and the Venom.
Lamborghini’s emblematic raging bull logo epitomises the strength and tenacity of this supercar manufacturer. Continually creating incredible sports cars that defy all expectation, the Italian carmaker has done it again with their update on the beloved Aventador — the new Aventador SV.
In line with the names of other Lamborghini models, the Aventador garners its name from a champion bull. The SV suffix, however, is short for Super Veloce, which means “Super Fast” in Italian. Improvements made on the Aventador’s naturally aspirated V12 engine are among the elements that differentiate the SV from the original model. Additionally, the SV comes in at a lighter kerb weight enabling the car’s amplified speed. This supercar also boasts magnetorheological push-rod suspension and the Lamborghini Dynamic Steering System. Essentially, the Aventador SV has 50 horsepower more and about 45 kg of weight less than its predecessor making it a faster and lighter ride.
The exterior of this Lamborghini sports a fixed carbon fibre rear spoiler to increase the vehicle’s stability and carbon fibre air intakes to improve oxygen flow to the engine. Moreover, the Aventador SV’s new exhaust system is capable of sounding louder, even at lower RPMs, thanks to the freeing up of the internals of the engine. Consequently, all of these alterations translate into an additional 90,000 EUR being tacked on to the price tag of this supercar, bringing its base price to approximately 460,000 EUR.
Lamborghini crafts incredible engines and this model’s one is no exception. Housing a naturally aspirated 6.5 litre DOHC 48-Valve V-12 engine, the Aventador SV offers 740 horsepower and 509 lb. ft. of torque @8500 RPM. Powering all four wheels along with a 7-speed auto-clutch manual transmission, this car is able to complete 0 to 97 km/h in 2.7 seconds and boasts a top speed of 345 km/h.
The supercar’s magnetic shocks and dynamic steering enable a naturally stable drive. This Lambo is able to hug the roads closely, but also shift into the fastest speeds on straight stretches. It is allegedly capable of going even faster than the Porsche 918 Spyder on the Nurburgring Race Track!
Not since the Countach have we seen a Lamborghini look this cool. With modern aerodynamic designs aided by computers, the Aventador SV’s lines are sharp and aggressive. This car also sits extremely low, but its front axle lifting system allows it clear obstacles without damaging the underside of the vehicle. The Aventador SV has carbon ceramic brakes, which are essential when bringing this sport car to a stop even after accelerating to great speed.
The interior of the Lamborghini Aventador SV clarifies that this is indeed a sports car and not a luxury car. Gliding forwards and backward only, the sports seats move as one unit. Made of deluxe Italian leather, however, the seats comfortably cradle the car’s driver and passenger.
Comparable to the cabin of a modern fighter plane, the Aventador SV’s gauge cluster is one large LCD screen, while the ignition button is placed in the middle of the central console cluster. And reminiscent of the buttons used for launching missiles, a large red lever must to be lifted prior to hitting the “start engine” button. Yet another influence from fighter jets, the gauge cluster also includes a “G-Meter” that is able to track the G-forces endured by the car from every direction.
The Aventador SV offers three driving options, including Strada (road), Sport, and Corsa (race course). Each mode offers a drive finely tuned for its intention. Handling this Lamborghini in whatever setting, however, will be sure to increase adrenaline levels and, if you’re not careful, bag you a ticket for speeding.
Lamborghini continues to release sports cars that shock and awe and the Aventador SV falls well within this scope. This beast of a vehicle is proof of their dedication to crafting the best machine money can buy.