Lamborghini’s ‘Jota’ cars represent the brand’s most hardcore and track-focused models, with the likes of the Miura and Diablo being given the Jota treatment previously.
The Aventador Super Veloce Jota, or SVJ takes the improvements made to the SV over the Aventador and turns them up a notch, boasting new technology such as 4-wheel steering, ALA (Activa Lamborghini Aerodynamica) and fully active suspension. While the SVJ retains the same 6.5L V12 as the standard Aventador and SV variant, power is increased to 760bhp, and there are weight savings of a further 50kg over the SV. This combination of changes creates an absolute track monster, with its Nurburgring time being nearly 15 seconds faster than its predecessor and beating the previous ‘king of the ring’, the 911 GT2 RS.
Styling has been refreshed for the SVJ, with the front-end having been “opened up” and allowing more airflow through the car. The front grille now runs all the way from one side of the car to the other, with additional vents adding to the aggression and downforce even further. The wheel design has been changed, along with Lamborghini’s incredible ALA active rear spoiler being added in place of the SV’s fixed wing. The rear of the car is where most of the cosmetic changes have come into effect, with the rear screen now being sculpted into the arrow shape used on more recent models. The now dual-exit exhaust also sits in the centre of the rear, as opposed to the SV’s quad-exit exhaust sitting with the diffuser.
In 2018, when it was released, the SVJ took its spot as the ultimate Aventador, and one of the greatest culminations of performance, striking looks and technological advancements that Lamborghini had ever produced.