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Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Photo: Supplied
Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Photo: Supplied
 
 
David McCowen | Jul, 27 2018 | 0 Comments

Lamborghini has re-claimed the lap record for the fastest production car at the Nurburgring, resuming a tit-for-tat rivalry with Porsche.

The Italian brand says its upcoming Aventador SVJ lapped the 20.6 kilometre-long circuit in 6m44.97s, eclipsing the 6m47.30s time set by Porsche's 911 GT2 RS in 2017. Lamborghini's Huracan Performante previously held the record with a 6m52.01s effort.

Set to make its public debut in California next month, the Aventador SVJ - or Super Veloce Jota - is a track-honed development of the brand's V12-powered, carbon-chassis flagship.

Full details surrounding the ultimate Lambo will emerge in coming weeks, including power outputs for an engine expected to eclipse the 552kW produced by the 6.5-litre motor at the heart of the discontinued Aventador SV.

Lambo chief executive Stefano Domenicali says the camoflaged machine features a range of rechnology including active aerodynamics and rear-wheel-steering, along with a strict weight reduction program. 

"This new car is the convergence of Lamborghini technologies to produce a super sports car that transcends current performance benchmarks," he said.

"The SVJ is a super sports car at the zenith of performance, while also ensuring unrivalled driving pleasure."

Lamborghini test driver Marco Mapelli recorded the lap time with the help of special Pirelli Trofeo R semi-slick tyres.

 
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