The Diablo had one. The Murciélago did, too. So it's only safe to assume that, a few years down the line, Lamborghini will create a Super Veloce version of the new Aventador. But an assumption is about all this is amounting to at this point.
Consider, if you will, two factors in anticipating the next SV: timeline and output. The Diablo SV arrived in 1995 (five years after the Diablo was first introduced) and packed 510 horsepower (compared to the standard Diablo's 492, though there was a more powerful Diablo SE30 Jota with nearly 600 horsepower before the model was phased out). The Murciélago SV, meanwhile, debuted as the most powerful version some eight years after the original with 661 horsepower to the first model's 572.

Apply the same logic to an eventual Aventador SV and we're looking at nearly 800 horsepower, if and when it arrives some five to eight years from now (several years after the anticipated roadster comes along). Now that's a mouthful and a half, and though there's not much weight to be trimmed off the new Aventador's carbon-fiber monocoque chassis (compared to the Murcielago's steel frame), who knows what kind of new materials might be developed by the time the Super Veloce comes rumbling along.

Until then we'll just have to make do with the current version and its 691 horsepower, 2.9-second sprint to 60 and 217-mph top speed, and try not to get ahead of ourselves. Which is just as well, because with those kinds of numbers, not much else will be, either.


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      jvshenderson
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm sure they will. But why are we talking about this now?
      SloopJohnB
      • 3 Years Ago
      And virtually nobody who can afford to buy these cars is capable of driving them anywhere but into a telephone pole on the first turn out of the dealership. ROFLMAO.
      Tony
      • 3 Years Ago
      Remember back in the day when 200hp was amazing? When 5.6 second 0-60 was mind blowing? When Buick built cars that.... uhh... well... just built cars. When Lionel Richie was a pop sensation, not a father to a lunatic? Has the whole motoring world become jaded? With that said, heck yeah build that ****!
      MetalNerd
      • 3 Years Ago
      So I have 5-8 years to save up about half a million dollars (including a garage, insurance, track days, and many, many tires). I'd better get started.
        Indefinite Implosion
        • 3 Years Ago
        @MetalNerd
        If it's in 5 years you have to save $274/day, $1923/week or $8334/month. If it's in 8 years you have to save $171/day, $1202/week or $5208/month.
        Dennis Baskov
        • 3 Years Ago
        @MetalNerd
        Don't forget about maintenance and gas...
      herbbie5
      • 3 Years Ago
      Ware do you go from 700hp? 800hp crank this up to 11
      • 3 Years Ago
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        Mike B
        • 3 Years Ago
        I believe it's an error. for example, they list the new Gallardos weight as dry in their website but those numbers are curbweights; 1550kg, 1500kg and 1430kg for the Spyder, Coupé and Superleggera respectibly, the LP560-4 is 20kg lighter than the old Gallardo, that one is listed as 1430kg dry, how can it be that the 20kg lighter new one is 70kg heavier? answer, it's not the dryweight. So maybe the Aventador has the same problem and 1575kg is curbweight, which will mean a dryweight of 1475kg. 90 lighter than the SV.
      tributetodrive
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hmmm they should just do it now for the win.
      Alterego
      • 3 Years Ago
      My 3 favorite Italian cars are the Alfa Giulietta (52-74 hp.), the Alfa Giulia Sprint (119-126 hp.), and the beautiful Lancia Fulvia (57-113 hp).
      Z
      • 3 Years Ago
      800 hp is complete overkill. I mean unless you're racing, it's absolutely stupid to drive around public roads in anything above the current aventador's 670(ish) hp, which is a bit over the top itself
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