There are very few things in this world that appreciate over time. Those in limited production can become quite the investment if fortunate enough to own. In this particular case, imagine money being no object. What you are about to buy will cost more than a house, but will only fit two people. It’s loud, bright, obnoxious and will make you feel like a kid on Christmas morning. It’s beautiful yet violent but no matter which way you look at it, a smile will always be upon your face. This can only be described as one thing, the Lamborghini Aventador Super Veloce LP 750-4.
Back in 2015 when Lamborghini originally announced this car at the Geneva Motor Show, it was described as the sportiest Lamborghini ever. “Sporty” may not be the first word that comes to mind after first impression. It’s a raging bull that looks like it's ready to destroy everything in its path, it’s completely mental, and that’s exactly what Lamborghini is all about.
Like its name, Super Veloce (which literally means super fast in Italian), it’s super fast. Bumped up 50 horsepower from the stock Aventador, this 740hp highlighter green monster is no slouch. 0-100 km/h takes only 2.8 seconds and merging on the 401 might be your new favourite pass-time. As much as this car is heavily track focused, most consumers will be using this as primarily a road car. Don’t get me wrong, the numbers on the track are astronomical, but how will this car react as a daily driver?
First of all, if you are someone who plans on actually driving this car, going on rallies and using it for something other than the track. One option that is an absolute must is comfort seats. No, they do not look as cool as the beautiful carbon fiber bucket seats, but if you like your back the way it is, comfort is the only way to go. For an extra $4,800 (CAD) fully electric and heated seats will be added to the final spec and especially if you’re a taller gentleman or woman, it’ll make life just that much easier and pain-free.
The options list at first glance seems endless and at the end of the day, it really is. Lamborghini will list the majority of options that will suit the needs of most clients, but after its all said and done, there are a select few who desire a completely bespoke car. Nothing is too far out of reach, and through a program Lamborghini calls Ad Personam, anything can be done, that is of course for the right price. It seems that price is an ongoing topic, but when purchasing a car with a base price over half a million dollars, is money really of concern?
Compared to the standard Aventador, as if any Aventador is just standard, the SV not only has some major cosmetic changes but also is completely different regarding performance. This is a sub-seven-minute car at the Nürburgring after all. The SV saves a total of 110 pounds and in return, you get lots and lots of carbon fiber. Along with the significant weight loss, the car is also able to produce a lot more downforce. All of those crazy lines and big wings aren’t just there for show, it’s all functional. Downforce is increased by 170 percent according to Lamborghini, which is something you will definitely feel going around corners at the speed limit of course.
Two features that in many eyes put this car right over the top is the magnetic suspension and dynamic steering. The way that Dynamic Steering works is that it depending on what mode you’re on, how fast the car is going and a variety of other factors, the car will adjust how much you need to turn the wheel so that your hands will never cross over. It’s meant to give you the most control and allows the car to handle just that much better. The magnetic shocks, on the other hand, are always adapting to the condition of the road. This allows the car to stay flat around corners and stay in control on a bumpy surface.
All in all, if you happen to be one of the lucky 600 to own an Aventador SV, or even luckier to be one of the 500 to own the roadster. This is an extremely special car you’re going to want to hang on to. It’s the pride and passion of company who’s legacy will live on forever. The SV is just another milestone in a long line-up of historic cars.