After a short teasing session and plenty of spy shots, the Lamborghini Aventador Superveloce has finally been unveiled at the 2015 Geneva Auto Show. Just as expected, it features a fair amount of weight loss and a mild uptick in horsepower.
The first thing that sets the Superveloce away from all other Aventadors is its body kit. This kit includes a manually adjustable rear spoiler, a large rear diffuser, a forward-stretched front skirt, and two new front wings, all of which are made from carbon fiber. All of these aero add-ons help increase the downforce by 170 percent and the aerodynamic efficiency by 150 percent.
Also made in carbon fiber are the door panels and rocker panels, while the fenders are made in SMC superlight. These components, combined with the lightweight aero work, help reduce the Aventador SV’s weight by 50 kg (110.2 pounds).
Things change under the hood too, as Lambo meddled with the 6.5-liter V-12 to bump its output to 552 kW (740 horsepower) at 8,400 rpm and 690 Nm (509 pound-feet) of torque at 5,500 rpm. That marks a 37 kW (50-horsepower) bump over the base Aventador.
The engine mates to Lambo’s seven-speed ISR transmission that routes power to a full-time all-wheel-drive system.
This drivetrain allows the Aventador SV to hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.8 seconds – 0.1 seconds quicker than the base Aventador – and to a top speed in excess of 350 km/h (217 mph).
Keeping the 20- and 21-inch Pirelli rubber on the tarmac is the standard pushrod suspension with Magneto Rheological Suspension. This system adjusts to changing road conditions on the fly to deliver the ideal stiffness. New for the Superveloce is the electromechanical Lamborghini Dynamic Steering, which adjusts the steering ratio according to which dynamic mode the driver selects. The task of stopping this lightweight and powerful rig is the responsibility of a set of carbon-ceramic brakes.
The cabin also receives a few updates in the Superveloce. These include a partially exposed carbon-fiber monocoque – it is unexposed in the base model – a Carbon Skin headliner, and carbon-fiber seats wrapped in Alcantara leather inserts.
There is no announcement of pricing or release date in the U.S., but in Europe, the Aventador SV will start at €327,190 without VAT, and it will arrive in late spring of 2015.