5 Things You Need To Know About The Lamborghini Aventador SVJ
I had an opportunity to see the all-new 2019 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ in person, and MY GOD was it a sight worth seeing! It was indeed a mesmerizing experience and knowing how exclusive the SVJ is made it even more of an experience. It’s raw and aggressive form appeals from any angle. The opportunity was brought up by Exotics & Esspreso Hosted By Prestige Imports in Miami, FL. Check out the cool montage video I shot for that event, which includes the All New 2019 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ!
After reading more about the car, there are some cool features that even I was not familiar with! Here are 5 cool features that you might not be familiar with the SVJ.
The Lamborghini Aventador SVJ shares the same power plant from the standard Aventador which is the 6.5 Liter V12, 7 Speed Automated Manual AWD drivetrain BUT what’s cool about the SVJ is that it has 770 Horsepower and 531 pound-feet of torque compared to 750 HP/507lb.ft on the Aventador SV. This makes the SVJ fast, REALLY FAST. Just to put that into perspective, the SVJ does 0–62 in under 2.8 seconds! The SVJ has a top speed limited to 217 mph (which I can assure you the bull can do more). One thing is for sure; The SVJ gives you the run for its money.
The increase of power is all thanks to the titanium intake valves, which has a quicker closing interval, compared to the original intake valves. This makes room for more airflow into the cylinders while keeping the same amount of combustion cycle time. Also, more fuel is introduced into the system, which ultimately defined, As Jeremy Clarkson would say, POWAAAAA. The SVJ also has improved power band through its rev range.
Of course, the increase in power was not all for this mighty SVJ. Lamborghini has managed to shred off weight from the SVJ, making it weighing in at 3362 pounds. That makes the SVJ 110 lbs lighter than the Aventador S Coupe.
You all might be wondering what does the “J” stands for in the Aventador SVJ. Well, we all know SV stands for Super Veloce which defines “Super Fast” in Italian. Well, the J stands for “Jota” so, in all, the SVJ means Super Veloce Jota. Jota, if you are not familiar, has no specific definition, unlike the “SV.” Jota originated from Spanish culture, and in fact, the letter J in Spanish is pronounced as Jota.
It’s not the first time Lamborghini has used “J” in their automobiles. Lamborghini has a history of using the term Jota in their previous models like the Miura SVJ and Diablo SEJ. Jota portrays Lamborghini’s vision of an extreme track oriented car.
The SVJ has impressive braking power with massive carbon ceramic brake discs along with other key elements. The bull can stop from 62mph to 0 in under 98 feet! Just to put that into perspective, the worlds longest bus is 98 feet so imagine passing the worlds longest bus at 62 mph from one end and coming to a complete stop before reaching the other end of the bus. That’s impressive for a car that has a dry weight of 3,362 lbs. Lamborghini pulled this off thanks to those massive carbon ceramic discs along with special Pirelli tires, specially designed for the SVJ — the P Zero Corsa Tires which provides optimum grip and stability for up-most precise performance.
Another cool feature which is the highlight of the SVJ is the “ALA 2.0” aerodynamic system (which we will talk about later in this article). Quoted from Lamborghini: There are two flaps in the nose of the car. When going flat out, the ALA 2.0 system opens both flaps and directs air underneath the vehicle to reduce drag and optimize speed.
When the brakes are applied, these flaps flip, closing off airflow underneath the car and directs it through two vents in the hood. All this ultimately means an increases drag and downforce, thereby increasing control and braking force.
Lamborghini has genuinely outdone themselves went it comes to developing a true masterpiece. They have shown the world science and physics in the most tangible form possible.
Active Aero Dynamics
As stated earlier, Lamborghini has developed a sophisticated active aerodynamics system known as ALA 2.0, the 2nd generation of Active Lamborghini Attiva, which is specially devised for the SVJ. This new gen system truly represents the critical difference between the SVJ vs. the rest of Lamborghini’s lineup. Active aero is not something new in today’s era, as a matter of fact, a lot of car companies have been implementing it quite often, so what makes this so unique. Well, Lamborghini has gone quite deep into this category compared to its predecessors. Just to put this into perspective, SVJ’s aerodynamics is 40% more efficient than the SV! Let me explain how:
See that massive rear spoiler? Well, that’s not just some adaptive rear spoiler that deploys at a certain speed to help with downforce. In fact, there is much more physics involved in the spoiler itself. The rear spoiler of the SVJ is the most fascinating part of the ALA 2.0 system.
Notice how there is a center vent located at the rear of the engine bay. Unlike the standard Aventador, that vent does not function for cooling down any components. Instead, it leads air upward and into the wing itself. The air traveling within the wing can then flow through the wing’s leading edge.
As Lamborghini mentioned: At high speeds, this vent remains open, and the air coming out of the leading edge is forced under the wing thereby increasing underside pressure on the wing. This is the opposite of how you want a wing to work. It effectively stalls the wing, making it produce very little downforce. A stalling rear wing is perfect for high speed. This concept works very parallel to an aircraft’s system.
Hit the brakes, and that vent closes allowing the wing to return to normal operation. However, this wing has one more trick up its sleeve. That vent split into two vents, and when cornering, the car can leave one-half open, and the other half closed which allows the wing to steer the car around the corner accurately. The ALA 2.0 system portrays Lamborghini’s up-most engineering and how they are changing the industry.
An all-new feature for the Aventador SVJ is Lamborghini Dynamic Steering. LDS is an entirely new system for Lamborghini, and the SVJ is first of its class to implement it. It offers a unique combination of the active steering system and the rear steering system (LRS), ensuring top-of-the-line dynamic performance. LDS has been in the works for a while, and SVJ is the first Lamborghini to have active steering system.
Like the ALA 2.0 system, the LDS system adapts to the speed and the selected driving mode, moving between direct steering and a more indirect manner, while the LRS system manages the rear steering axle utilizing two electromechanical actuators. Thanks to this system, at low speeds the rear axle, steers in the opposite direction of the front shaft, generating a virtual reduction of the wheelbase that translates into greater agility and unmatched performance around corners. At high speed, instead, the two axles rotate in parallel, resulting in a virtual increase of the wheelbase, to ensure full control of the vehicle and excellent stability.
Overall, the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ pushes the boundaries of extreme automotive engineering. Looking forward to what lies ahead for the brand. You can check out more of our content at: www.youtube.com/akdigitaldesigns
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