Just when we thought that the old Aventador, Lamborghini’s flagship hypercar, couldn’t get any more outrageous. The Audi owned company once again stuns us all with their latest Aventador SV, the SV standing for ‘SuperVeloce’. Meaning ‘Super-Fast’ to us non-Italian speakers, and it’s fair to say the new Aventador SV does live up to its title. With an eyewatering 0-60 mph time in 2.8 seconds and a top speed of over 218 mph derived from its whopping 6.5 litre V12 producing 750 bhp, it sure isn’t a slouch. Weighing in at 1,731 kg (3,816 pounds) does make it quite a heavy hypercar, but its F1 inspired pushrod-actuated suspension means that not only is the SV fast in a straight line; it is also immaculate at going around corners.
It’s fair to say that the previous Aventador was quite a head turner and had an immediate presence wherever it went, honest to say it would’ve been quite hard to think of a way to make it seem more vicious and aggressive. Yet the boffins at Audi and Lamborghini have done just done, apart from increasing its power output and reducing its 0-60 time. The cosmetic changes have been greatly improved, with the air vents on the side now fixed as opposed to the retractable ones on the previous model. The front and rear bumpers have gotten a big makeover too making the SV much more aggressive, and the added carbon wing definitely shows that this bull isn’t destined to be driven slowly on Knightsbridge at ten miles per hour. But instead, a heavily focused track hypercar designed to pounce at every racetrack it challenges, though deep down inside we all know that the Aventador SV will be seen parked outside Harrods at Knightsbridge. Not to mention the interior makes the man and machine bond grow stronger, with no soundproofing or navigation system getting in the way of enjoying the pure thrill of its power and driving experience. Where the inside is just as aggressive, in which the carbon-fibre monocoque can be visibly seen. Though it isn’t all raw, leather and Alcantara upholstery comes as standard complimenting Lamborghini’s luxury and quality.
With car technology at a constant evolution with the pinnacle moment now being hybrid and electric power, where we’ve seen endless releases from such makers as Tesla, McLaren, Ferrari and with specifically launched automakers such as Neo and Rimac (which is widely regarded as genesis for creating the world’s first electric hypercar), are now seen as the way forward in car innovation with the introduction of smaller engines with better power outputs and the implementation of turbos to keep the polar bears happy in the Antarctic. It would seem that launching a naturally aspirated V12 monster into a world engulfed with tech, would be the same as having a typewriter in an internet café. Utterly useless and pointless to have but let’s not forget the modern-day computer wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for the typewriter to start it all, and unfortunately that’s what it is with the Lamborghini Aventador SV. It isn’t completely without fault, it’s almost as wide as a London bus, the single-clutch flappy paddle gearbox makes driving the SV around town a bit of a faff; where the gearbox would jolt the car at low speeds. Though that’s what makes this car so easy to fall in love with, it’s the imperfections and the nuisance it causes that makes us develop an affection towards it. The owners sacrifice so much, just to come face to face with the beast inside. Because deep down inside, a Lamborghini is a car that everyone dreams of driving and owning someday. It’s the rarity and how special driving one makes you feel, costing in at 346,384 pounds ($493,095) and with only 600 SV coupes and 500 SV Roadsters being made; this hypercar is truly a rarity and a future classic.
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Though unfortunately what we are seeing is a piece of history on the streets whose new destination will be a history book, the Lamborghini Aventador SV is genesis it’s where the current hybrid and electric hypercars gain their heritage from. Though much like the typewriter, the Aventador SV will soon join its fellow predecessors like the Ford Model T, the almighty Audi Quattro and the McLaren F1 in a museum. Where this very well could be the very last naturally aspirated V12, but this bull isn’t going to leave quietly. What this car is, is a love note and a thank you letter to the world and to its customers.
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