Less than two months after the release of their hybrid hypercar, the Sián FKP 37, Lamborghini is already looking ahead to their next hypercar. Over the weekend Lamborghini shared some details, but for the most part this new hypercar is still in the dark—literally, as shown in the teaser below.
It’s expected to be called the Aventador SVR and has been developed by Lamborghini’s racing division: Squadra Corse. We know that it will be a 6.5 liter naturally aspirated V12 (likely the same found in the Aventador SVJ) that will pump out over 830 horsepower, in improvement over the monstrous Aventador SVJ by 60 horses. We also know that (unfortunately) it will be a track only car, although Lamborghini has already confirmed it won’t be doing any racing. The SVR’s track-only capability isn’t too surprising given its appearance. With aero upgrades like a suspended splitter, a massive rear wing, and a hood scoop, this Lamborghini is a thoroughbred track beast.
The SVR will also have a carbon-fiber monocoque chassis with an aluminum front frame. Translation: very lightweight. Other track-purpose features include a steel rollcage and 6-speed sequential Xtrac transmission with a structural load-bearing function. The arms of the suspension will also connect directly to the gearbox. This nifty packaging will keep the weight down while also improving the stiffness to weight ratio. Lamborghini also discussed a new “innovative” self-locking differential which allows the driver to switch setting based on track.
Think of this Lamborghini as similar to Ferrari’s recent one-off, the P/80 C. Both are track-only, limited production cars that test new technology for each car’s respective brand thanks to the lack of road regulations which oppress the design team. You won’t see any of these cars on the road, but their technology and insight will trickle down to road cars soon enough.
The Aventador SVR is expect to debut in 2020.