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22 Apr 2015

Lamborghini chose this year’s Geneva  Motor Show to launch what they describe as “The most pure incarnation of a Lamborghini to date”. We’re not entirely sure what that means, but the new Aventador LP750-4 SV certainly looks wild enough and is lighter and more powerful.

Visually the SV is certainly more arresting than the standard Aventador, though if we’re honest it doesn’t looks as cohesive as the standard car, nor as extreme as some of the aftermarket offerings by Oakley, DMC or Mansory. At the front there is a new nose featuring a large splitter and a big central intake which is bisected by a body colour wing ‘blade’. Sitting either side are two huge mesh intakes. There are lightweight forged centre-locking 20- and 21-inch alloy wheels, but the back sees the biggest changes. Atop the rear wings are two new black intakes feeding more air into the engine bay, whilst the whole rear bumper area has been redesigned. There’s a massive diffuser, four exposed exhaust pipes, a body colour section and a huge rear wing which is adjustable to three positions. Under the lights is a mesh section running the width of the car.

But it wouldn’t be right for the SV to just get visual upgrades, so the engine has seen a fair bit of work too. The mighty 6.5 litre V12 now produces 740 bhp and 507 lb/ft of torque, elevating it to the big leagues power-wise. The SV also uses carbon fibre more throughout the car to reduce weight by 50 kg, which all adds up to a sizable increase in performance. 0 – 62 mph takes just 2.8 seconds and the top speed is around 220 mph depending on the rear wing angle.

Weight has been saved by using carbon fibre for parts including the engine bay cover, rear wing, wing panels, interior door panels, bucket sports seats and air intakes. Carpets and certain noise insulation are also taken out, while the multimedia system is a no-cost option, the maximum weight saving being achieved by doing without it.

The Aventador SV is available to order now and will cost around £295,000.