2015 Geneva: Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce (SV) debuts with 750 hp

Article by Christian Andrei, on March 4, 2015

The Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce (SV) became official at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show and as expected, the new model is lighter and more powerful when compared with the standard Aventador. The 6.5-liter naturally aspirated V12 engine that powers the vehicle develops 750 hp (552 kW) at 8,400 rpm and 690 Nm of torque at 5,500 rpm.

According to Lamborghini, the Aventador LP 750-4 SV is able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.8 seconds, while top speed is in excess of 350 km/h or 217 mph. Lamborghini says that every single details of the Aventador Superveloce was optimized in order to achieve the lowest possible weight and the vehicle features a carbon fiber monocoque with lightweight aluminum frames serially produced for this model.

Meanwhile, the carbon fiber door panels and new rockers and fenders in SMC superlight, as well as the carbon fiber rear wing reduce the weight even more. Lamborghini did the same thing with the interior and installed new sports buckets made of carbon, while excluding the infotainment system (available as no cost option), carpets and certain noise insulation parts.

Thanks to the improvements, the Superveloce is 50 kg (110 lbs) lighter than the standard model and now has a weight of 1,525 kg (3,362 lbs). This means that the power-to-weight ratio was improved by 10 percent, to 2,03 kg/hp. When it comes to driving dynamics, the coupe’s pushrod suspension system incorporates adaptive Magneto Rheological Suspension (MRS) on the Superveloce, which immediately responds to road conditions and driving style.

In addition, there is a new electromechanical Lamborghini Dynamic Steering (LDS), able to adapt the steering ratio to road speed and to the dynamic mode selected. The vehicle sits on 20-inch forged rims in matt black at the front and 21-inch wheels at the rear. Just like in motorsport, the wheels can be equipped as an option, with central locking mounts.

Behind the wheels, there are Carbon Ceramic Brakes offered as standard. There is also a new exhaust system, which shows four tailpipes at the rear and delivers a proper sound of the mighty 12-cylinder engine.

The Italian manufacturer says that the overall aerodynamics were optimized by 150% in term of efficiency, while the downforce was improved by 170% over the standard Aventador.

Regarding the design, there is a new front end that features a new front skirt and two front wings (one in black carbon fiber and one in the vehicle’s color), as well as larger front air intakes.

The rear end shows a new carbon fiber fixed wing, a large air diffuser and a large mesh structure that ensures heat dissipation from the V12 engine. A special colours called Rosso Bia, was developed for this model, while fiver further colors are available too. Pricing starts at 327,189 euros and the vehicle will have its market introduction in late spring. [source: Lamborghini]

Press Release

Lamborghini LP750-4 Superveloce

Automobili Lamborghini presented the Lamborghini LP750-4 Superveloce at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show.

With increased power, lower weight, improved aerodynamics and innovative technologies the Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 Superveloce is the most pure incarnation of a Lamborghini to date: unmistakable Lamborghini super sports car DNA, dynamic superiority and exceptional driving precision. A focus on weight reduction while incorporating innovative technologies has resulted in the most sports-oriented, fastest and most emotional series production Lamborghini ever. The weight has been further reduced by 50 kg through enhanced lightweight engineering including significant use of carbon fiber. The naturally aspirated V12 engine's power is increased to 552 kW/750 hp. This results in a power-to-weight-ratio of 2,03 kg/hp. The Superveloce accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.8 seconds and powers on to reach a top speed of more than 350 km/h (more than 217 mph).

"The new Aventador Superveloce continues the Lamborghini tradition of SV models, pushing the boundaries in terms of performance and pure driving emotion," says Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini. "The original Aventador was presented four years ago, and the Superveloce pays homage to its passionate owners, as well as the fan community, whose enthusiasm has resulted in the biggest commercial success ever of a Lamborghini V12 super sports car. In the Superveloce Lamborghini's expertise in lightweight engineering is clearly evident. With technological features which, combined with design, quality standards and craftsmanship, the Superveloce results in the most exclusive, pure and emotional production model in the history of our brand."

Power-to-weight

Every single detail of the Aventador Superveloce has been optimized to achieve the lowest possible weight, whilst including new technologies to enhance dynamics and the driving experience. The Aventador's carbon fiber monocoque with lightweight aluminum frames is being serially produced for the Superveloce. Together with other carbon fiber components such as new door panels and new rockers and fenders in SMC superlight, it provides low weight with maximum rigidity. Also in carbon fiber are the new rear wing, and the fixed air intakes.

The interior has also been completely revised with a clear focus on weight reduction. The new sports bucket seats and the door panels are made of carbon and the interior's lightweight design excludes an infotainment system (available as no cost option), carpets and certain noise insulation parts.

In this way the weight of the Superveloce has been reduced by 50 kg (110 lbs) to 1,525 kilograms (3.362 lbs). Combined with the increased power, the power-toweight ratio has been improved by ten per cent, to 2,03 kg/hp, contributing to not only the phenomenal acceleration figure but enhancing both lateral dynamics and braking. The Superveloce is amazingly powerful, but equally light-footed and precise.

Driving Dynamics

Introduced on the Aventador, Lamborghini's pushrod suspension system incorporates adaptive Magneto Rheological Suspension (MRS) on the Superveloce, responding immediately to road conditions and driving style: wheel damping is adjusted individually during cornering, largely suppressing body roll and making the steering and handling even more responsive. The adaptive damping also counteracts brake diving.

Also new is the electromechanical Lamborghini Dynamic Steering (LDS), which variably adapts the steering ratio to road speed and to the dynamic mode selected. Specially tuned for the Superveloce, it ensures even greater stability at high speed, while making it significantly easier to maneuver at low speed.

The Superveloce's lightweight forged rims in matt black measure 20 inches at the front and 21 inches at the rear and are optionally equipped with central locking mounts, as in motorsport. The standard-fit Pirelli P Zero Corsa sports tires ensure maximum grip, with Carbon Ceramic Brakes as standard.

Pure performance

The 6.5 liter, naturally aspirated V12 engine in the Lamborghini Aventador has been redesigned for the Superveloce and equipped with a completely new lightweight exhaust system. Improving the engine responsiveness of the original Aventador, maximum power output now reaches 552 kW / 750 hp at 8,400 rpm.

In order to achieve an enriched torque curve especially at high revs, both Variable Valve Timing and Variable Intake System have been optimized. The maximum torque is 690 Nm at 5,500 rpm, with an increased maximum engine speed of 8,500 rpm.

The newly engineered exhaust system not only lowers back pressure, it also delivers all the music of the mighty twelve-cylinder engine - from a moderate rumble when rolling through the city at low revs to the screaming crescendo of gears spinning at top speed. The highly innovative Lamborghini ISR transmission is the perfect match for this engine. It is the fastest automated manual gearbox in the world and delivers an incomparably emotional gear shift.

The permanent all-wheel drive of the Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 Superveloce - denoted by the '4' in its name - uses a Haldex Generation IV electronically controlled coupling system to distribute torque between front and rear. This coupling matches the torque distribution perfectly to the dynamic situation in a matter of milliseconds. A self-locking differential at the rear axle and an electronic differential lock at the front is controlled by the ESP, lifting the dynamic performance even further. Vehicle characteristics (engine, transmission, differential, dampers, steering) can all be adapted to individual driver preferences using the three settings of the Drive Select system - Strada (road), Sport and Corsa (race track).

Form follows function

The design of the Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 Superveloce embodies aggressive power alongside technical superiority. In creating the Superveloce, from the very beginning the aerodynamic engineers worked closely with the designers of Lamborghini Centro Stile with the objective of ensuring an optimum aerodynamic balance. The goal was to improve both vertical downforce and aerodynamic efficiency without having evident impact on the drag coefficient.

Overall aerodynamics have been optimized by 150% in term of efficiency and gained a considerably higher downforce of 170% over the standard Aventador. Thus every single line of the Superveloce has a clear function: to further improve the performance of this super sports car.

The most obvious new element is a large racing-style rear wing which improves aerodynamic efficiency and generates additional downforce. It can be manually adjusted to three different positions to suit a driving style. The wing can be regulated to allow for a change of 15% in the aerodynamic balance of the car. In this way the best set-up is guaranteed in every driving condition, both on the road and on the track in order to reach maximum downforce or speed.

The front end of the car has been redesigned completely: a more 'open' view, with the forward-stretched line of the front skirt and two front wings - one in black carbon fiber and one in the car's colour - generating significant downforce in the front of the car. This improves handling and stability, gives even more precise turn-in at high speeds and, in conjunction with the ABS, ensures a sensitive and accurate feedback from the steering. Larger front air intakes reflect the SV's additional 50 hp and optimize brake cooling.

The rear of the car is redesigned with an open, exposed feel. Carbon fiber parts, many in visible black colour, contribute to weight reduction. The Superveloce's extreme, lightweight character is immediately evident, with the complexity of the design clearly visible from both behind and above the car. A large rear diffuser on the underside and vertical fins improve the air flow from the optimized underbody.

A large mesh structure at the rear ensures heat dissipation from the 6.5-liter V12 engine. The muffler design is in a special lightweight material, with a naked fourpipe exhaust.

The cooling air ducts above the rear wheels, which are movable on the standard Aventador, are fixed on the Superveloce.

The interior - purist and authentic

The exclusive position of the Superveloce is emphasized by its considerably sharpened design and the unique interior. This is the first production car to feature Lamborghini's innovative Carbon Skin® material. A significant example of Automobili Lamborghini's leading position in the research, development and production of CFRP materials, this material is the lightest available and it is flexible and robust. Incorporating a highly specialized resin, the woven carbon fiber fabric is extremely soft to the touch, yet very hard-wearing. The Superveloce's inner roof and parts of the cockpit are clad in this highly exclusive material.

The carbon fiber monocoque of the Aventador is rarely seen, but reflecting the dominance of this lightweight material in the Superveloce, also features in the car's interior. The carbon fiber monocoque is now visible in several places, including the center tunnel and the sills, giving the entire interior a very purist look. The shells of the newly-developed sports seats are also made from carbon fiber with an upholstery in alcantara and y-shaped leather inserts.

The instrument cluster is entirely new. The new TFT screen is dominated by the color yellow, with an RPM shifting indicator in light blue, and a G-force indicator in the lower part of the cluster similar to racing cars. The launch color of the Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 is the specially developed Rosso Bia, with black Alcantara in the interior. Five further colors are available with owners able to specify their cars to their own individual tastes, with virtually unlimited options under Lamborghini's Ad Personam personalization program.

The price of the Aventador Superveloce in Europe is 327,190.00 Euro w/o VAT, and the car will have its market introduction in late spring 2015.

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