Lamborghini Trims Fat From Aventador With New LP 750-4 SV

Lamborghini pulled the wraps from their anticipated Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce during a special event ahead of the 2015 Geneva Motor Show Monday. As expected, the new model offers up more power and less weight than the standard Aventador, capturing “the purest essence of a Lamborghini super sports car,” the Italian marque says.

The Aventador SV uses the same 6.5-liter V12 engine, however it has been slightly revised with an optimized valvetrain and a new lightweight exhaust system. Output has climbed to 750 horsepower at 8,400 RPM, while torque remains the same at 509 lb-ft. This is channeled to all four wheels through a seven-speed semi-automatic transmission, resulting in a 0-60 mph sprint of 2.8 seconds and top speed of 217 mph.

Adding power was a focus for Lamborghini in developing the Aventador SV, however it placed an even greater emphasis reducing weight. They managed to strip 110 lbs from the standard car thanks to carbon fiber door panels, rocker panels and fenders. The huge rear wing is also made from carbon fiber and along with aero-enhanced body parts, contributes to a 170 percent increase in downforce.

The carbon fiber diet continues in the Aventador SV’s interior. In addition to lightweight carbon bucket seats, Lamborghini applied its innovative Carbon Skin fabric to the headliner and other parts of the SV’s cabin, trimming more weight. They’ve also stripped it of some sound deadening materials, gotten rid of the carpets and taken out the infotainment system (though they’ll put it back in at no cost).

All Superveloce Aventadors will also include adaptive Magneto Rheological Suspension, variable ratio Lamborghini Dynamic Steering and carbon fiber ceramic brakes. Also included are model-exclusive lightweight center-locking wheels shod in sticky Pirelli P Zero Corsa rubber.

Lamborghini says the Aventador SV will be available this spring with prices starting from 327,190 Euros ($366,465 USD).

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