Lamborghini first introduced their Murcielago V12 flagship in 2001, and waited another eight years before they released the ultimate variation of the supercar, the LP670-4 Superveloce. The Superveloce, or SV for short, was lighter, more powerful and more performance oriented than the standard car and with only 186 units made, rarer too.
The successor to the Murcielago, the Aventador, has only been out for about 3 years now but already there is talk of releasing a high-performance SV variation. Typically, SV models have come at the end of each V12 Lamborghini’s model lifecycle, which are usually very long. Only three cars separate the first V12 Lambo, the 1966 Miura, from the Aventador, making Autoblog.nl’s rumors of an SV model arriving as early as next year seem far-fetched. The talk apparently stems from a posting on Gumball 3000 competitor Brian Salamone’s Facebook page. Salamone is a long-time Aventador owner and claimed “TeamSalamone will get the first Lamborghini Aventador SV,” in a status update recently.
Between the unobtainable Veneno and slightly altered and more powerful Aventador 50 Anniversario, Lamborghini has managed to keep the slightly aging Aventador relevant in a competitive market with ever-increasing performance standards. We can’t see them rushing to get an SV model variation out the gates any time soon, but as always, time will tell.