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Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Makes Its Way to the Paris Auto Show

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Last August, the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ was shown for the first time in Pebble Beach. Now, the supercar makes its way to the 2018 Paris Auto Show.

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The Aventador SVJ definitely posed a strong presence at the event. The highlights of the Aventador SVJ’s design include a pair of sports flaps that can be activated in under 500 milliseconds. Then it has a lot of aero parts like carbon fiber roof, rear decklid, front splitter, bespoke side skirts and custom wheels wrapped in Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires.

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The supercar uses the second iteration of the Aerodinamica Lamborghini Attiva (ALA) system that was introduced by the Huracan Performante. The latest version of the system helps improve the downforce of the auto by 40 percent while reducing its drag by one percent.

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The Aventador SVJ is equipped with a naturally-aspirated 6.5-liter V12 engine. The unit produces 759 hp and 531 lb-ft of torque. The power is distributed to all four wheels via a seven-speed, single-clutch, independent shirt-rod transmission.

The 0-62 mph acceleration of the supercar is 2.8 seconds, and its top speed is more than 217 mph. It’s so fast that it set a Nurburgring lap record during its development stage. It covered the whole lap of the endurance track in merely 6 minutes and 45 seconds.

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Of course, being a Lamborghini and with all those mind-blowing specs, the Aventador SVJ is a very expensive car. The vehicle costs $517,700 in the US. Its production is limited to 900 examples only.

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Lamborghini Recalls The Aventador, Veneno, Centenario

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You’d think that if you paid millions of dollars for a sports car, it won’t bring you any problem? Well, that’s not the case with luxury carmaker Lamborghini as it issues a recall to about 1,700 Aventador coupes and roadsters. There should be also a recall for the handful of Veneno and Centenario, special variations of the Aventador, owners in the United States.

The Italian automaker has discovered a gearbox issue that could lead to an engine stall. The seven-speed transmission gearbox in the Aventador could automatically downshift while the engine is already at a low point in the rev range. As a result, an engine stall could not happen and this is not a safe situation if the car is still moving, of course.

The recall will affect all 1,700 models of Aventador sold in the United States between 2012 and 2018. Yes, even newly-bought ones this year would have to be recalled because the safety issue affects all Aventador models.

There are only a handful of Veneno and Centenario owners in the United States but we can only imagine how the recall would affect the ultra rich. This is actually the second time that such a notice would be sent to this handful of owners. There was already a past issue involving a label displaying incorrect gross vehicle weight rating and it had to be rectified. But that issue is trivial compared to this one. The only thing Lamborghini had to do back then was to replace a wrong label with the right one.

The Italian automaker, however, is making us believe this one is an easy fix, too. Apparently, all Lamborghini owners have to do is bring their Aventador and its spinoffs to their local dealer to have the engine management software updated. After that, there won’t be any problems with the powerful 6.5-liter V12 engine anymore.

 

3 Things You Have To Know About The Lamborghini Aventador S

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The Lamborghini Aventador is adding a new one to its already bulging roster—an Aventador S with an extra 70 horsepower and rear-wheel steering. The Lamborghini Aventador S will fall between the regular Aventador and the flagship grade SV model.

Here are the key features of the car:

1. Exterior

The new Aventador S comes with a more aggressive front fascia with modified splitter and bumper. There are also two new side air ducts that were incorporated for downforce duties. If you look at the rear end, you can see similarities with the SV—particularly the diffuser with vertical fins. This one’s vital to enhacing airflow and increasing the supercar’s downforce generation.

There are three single exhaust tips in the middle of the bumper. This only proves the existence of the new exhaust system that lost more than 20 percent of the weight of the current system. There are three automatic positions on the active rear wing that will depend on the velocity and selected drive mode of the vehicle.

2. Power

Thanks to the extensive aerodynamic modifications and the naturally-aspirated V-12 6.5-liter engine, the Aventador S cane give off 740 horsepower, a 40 horsies boost from the current model. This power is being sent to the all-wheel-drive system using a 7-speed ISR gearbox.

The torque is unchanged at 509 pound-feet of torque, though the revs increased to 8,500 rpm. It can go 62 mph in just 2.9 seconds. It has a top speed of 217 mph.

3. Handling

For better handling and increase in lateral control, the Aventador S is fitted with a four-wheel steering system. To accommodate this, however, Lamborghini’s engineers have to tweak with the supercar’s pushrod and magneto-rheological suspension.

The Pirelli P Zero tires will also boost handling, traction, and braking efficiency. Standard to the Aventador S are the carbon ceramic brakes. You can tweak with the driving modes—Strada, Sport, Corsa, and Ego—through the new digital instrument cluster. Technologies included are the Apple CarPlay and an optional telemetry system.

The Aventador S will start selling in Spring for $421,350.

Lamborghini Reveals £1.7m, 760bhp Centenario

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To celebrate its 100th year anniversary of founder Feruruccio’s birth date has its perks: Lamborghini as just revealed its most powerful machine to date—aptly titled the Lamborghini Centenario.

According to Top Gear, this is a limited edition supercar that is built entirely from carbon fiber. It packs a 760bhp V12 and enough aero cues that pay homage to the legendary Italian on whose name the company stands. The Centenario just debuted at the Geneva Motor Show, and some reports were saying it even stole the show from the Bugatti.

The Cententario is based on the Aventador, although it is slightly longer than the 740bhp SV version. On the front bonnet, you can find large air scoops in reference to the sports cars of the 1970s.

Even the headlights got air ducts, as well as the side skirts and wheel arches, which will all supposedly provide air flow to the rear radiators. The roof is a beauty on its own. Using the most important element of aeronautical industry, this supercar has a hexagonal carbon fiber air duct on top.

But the roof is not the only place where carbon fiber was utilized. Lamborghini is making use of carbon fiber on the entire body and even the monocoque chassis to allow for the lightweight material to boost the car’s superfast capability.

The front splitter, side skirts, wheel arches and rear diffuser are all colored in matt carbon, too. During the Geneva Motor Show, the Lamborghini Cententario was launched in gloss carbon (though you can pick a color you want if you’re going to get your hands on this). The Centenario weighs in at 1,520kg, making it 55 kilos lighter than the Aventador.

There’s also an extendable rear wing, extending out 150mm and 15 degrees during “high performance conditions.”

Lamborghini is only making 20 coupes and 20 roadsters, meaning only 40 people have the Centenario. These 40 units have already been sold even before the motor show started. The price is €1.75m plus tax, which is around £1.7million including VAT.

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