SV. Those two little letters, having no particular significance on their own, become something altogether more important when placed upon the rear of a Lamborghini.
“SV,” of course, stands for “SuperVeloce,” meaning “super fast.” It’s the badge reserved exclusively for the most hardcore, unrelenting, stratospherically-potent V12-powered cars from Lamborghini.
On this occasion, it also served as a premonitory indicator of the rapidity with which the SV-badged Italian hypercar would sell, as all 600 examples of the Lamborghini Aventador SuperVeloce have already been spoken for. The hotter variant of Lamborghini’s AWD Aventador was just unveiled in March at the Geneva Motor Show.
Digital Trends reports that not all examples of the Lamborghini Aventador SV have yet been produced, but have been pre-sold to various lucky so-and-sos around the globe. Two-hundred examples of the car are reserved for the Americas, with two-hundred going to Asia-Pacific, and two-hundred divided between Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The Lamborghini Aventador SV costs just 327,190 Euros in Europe, but a staggering $493,069 in the US. That’s a mark-up of nearly 36 percent.
And yet, US customers apparently had no trouble paying it. What alternative do they have if they simply want the best V12 Lamborghini that money can buy? (Beside the Veneno, of course.) The SV variant of the Lamborghini Aventador makes 750 HP – 50 more than the standard Aventador – and managed to ditch over 100 pounds in the process. Digital Trends reports that the reworked design is a full 150 percent better at cutting through the atmosphere, while downforce has been increased by 70 percent.
Know what? Speaking of the Veneno, the Lamborghini Aventador SuperVeloce makes the same power, gets to 60 mph from a standstill just as quick, and costs $4 million less. That’s starting to sound like the bargain of the century.