Lamborghini Aventador SV Posts Sub 7 Minute Nurburgring Time


The 2016 Lamborghini Aventador SV just posted a 6 minute and 59-second lap time on the Nurburgring and it was proper bonkers. Welcome to the elite Sub-7 minute club for production cars Lamborghini Aventador SV. Here in this elite of elite clubs you’ll find only a few members. You have the Porsche 918, Radical SR8 and SR8LM (although there’s a big asterisk by that record) and unofficially the McLaren P1 pending a tire change and an official video.

Shod around the Lamborghini Aventador SV was a set of Pirelli P Zero Corsa Race tires which are more than acceptable to put this car under the production car category.

Although the Aventador SV is a relative newcomer to this club and has yet to go on sale, we do know some things about it. First, Lamborghini engineers dug deep into the heart of the 6.5 liter V12 to unleash 50 more HP thanks to reworked valve timing and variable intake trumpets. Underneath the SV is a more free-flowing exhaust system. Final power numbers? How does a total of 740 HP sound like?

A lighter Aventador was always a part of the plan for SV. Lamborghini engineers stripped more than 110 lbs (or as much as a normal middle-school child weighs) from the raging bull.

Engineers in Lamborghini’s lair claim a zero-60 MPH time of 2.8 seconds and a blast to 125 MPH in just 8.6 seconds.

A few auto journalists were concerned that the ELDS (or Electromechanical Lamborghini Dynamic Steering) would upset its handling. According to Lamborghini, ” the electromechanical Lamborghini Dynamic Steering (LDS)… variably adapts the steering ratio to road speed and to the dynamic mode selected.” That means it’s a variable ratio steering wheel.

All those preconceptions have been laid to rest with this Nurburgring run.

The Lamborghini Aventador is truly a practice in getting the engineering right. Consider that the Porsche 918 was a hybrid supercar system with electric motors assisting where its petrol engine wasn’t providing power.

A lot of the credit also goes to the driver. If you pay attention, the driver hits 201 MPH towards the end and cuts the corners to perfection almost every time.

The SV lives up to its name. Super Veloce. The rest of the supercar world has now been put on notice.