Late last year, on September 20, Porsche took the 911 GT2 RS to the Nurburgring in attempt to take down the lap record for the fastest production car around the ‘Ring, finishing in 6 minutes and 47.3 seconds. Now, it looks like its record could be broken again soon, this time by Lamborghini’s up and coming Aventador Superveloce Jota (SVJ). So does it have the goods to surpass the already impressive record?
We have been seeing a lot of spy shots of the said model as it is being tested in Sant’Agata Bolognese at the Green Hell but it looks like Lamborghini was there for another reason. According to those who witnessed it, the naturally aspirated V12 supercar managed to lap the ‘Ring in 6 minutes and 54 seconds or 6.7 seconds slower than the Porsche. However, they made it clear that the track conditions were less ideal then.
When the new Lamborghini attempted its run on the Green Hell, a number of other automakers were out on the track, so traffic was indeed a factor that affected its results. Aside from that, there was a section of the circuit that had a few cones, and this also took their toll on the SVJ’s lap time. But even with all the obstacles and the imperfect conditions, it was still able to finish in 6:54, which is a striking result. This probably means that in ideal conditions, the hardcore Aventador will drop below the 6:50 mark. Therefore, there’s a good chance for it to beat the Porsche 911 GT2 RS’s record.
Speaking of lap times and the Nurburgring, Lamborghini’s Urus “Super SUV” was able to lap the Green Hell in 7 minutes 47 seconds by enthusiasts that keep their eyes peeled for prototypes belonging to automakers.
The lap time may be far from being official and we can’t help but think that the current record holder for the fastest production SUV, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio, could be in danger, with its 7:51.7 lap time. Nonetheless, we do remember Lamborghini saying that they were not interested in setting lap records around the Nurburgring with the Urus. But who knows, maybe they’ll change their mind.
Now, we just have to wait until the people from Lamborghini decide to take the Aventador Superveloce Jota out for an official attempt at the Nurburgring. Perhaps they will do it side by side with the Lamborghini Urus too.