A couple of years ago, rumors were circulating about a possible high(er)-performance version of the Lamborghini Aventador, and our spy photographers have just captured what appears to be a prototype of this new supercar testing at the Nürburgring. Supposedly called the Aventador SV (for Super Veloce), this even-more-hardcore version of Lamborghini's range-topper could boast as much as 800 horsepower. Yowza.

As for the car you see here, our spies point out new center-lock wheels wrapped in ultra-thin high-performance tires that hide revised brake calipers mounted in a different position than on the normal Aventador. Up front, there's a new aerodynamic piece that makes for an even lower air splitter, and around back, an extra piece of trim (often referred to as a Gurney flap) has been added to the spoiler to provide enhanced downforce.

We don't imagine there's much in the way of weight to shed from the Aventador's carbon fiber monocoque chassis, so this SV version will likely focus more on better suspension tuning, improved aero and a 80-100 more horsepower to set it apart from the rest of the range. Expect more details to arrive around the time of the Frankfurt Motor Show this fall.


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      spinftwin
      • 2 Years Ago
      If history is a guide, we'll get an LP800 version before we get the SV...
      RetrogradE
      • 2 Years Ago
      Fantastic yellow: Check. 800 horsepower: Check. Running the 'Ring: Check. Italy's version of Viagra: Check. Sign me up.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      Luke Scrase
      • 2 Years Ago
      Lookout Veyron?
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Luke Scrase
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      ACURA23CL
      • 2 Years Ago
      Is it just me, or is this the first time a development Lambo has been photographed at The Ring? I honestly can't recall any past spyshots.
        Rieku Ame
        • 2 Years Ago
        @ACURA23CL
        Excellent point. I can't remember any official laps/times for Lamborghini (the company itself, not a third party just seeing how fast one could go around the Ring).
        superchan7
        • 2 Years Ago
        @ACURA23CL
        It's a good idea to do some quality track time for these special versions. Starting with the Aventador, it looks like Lambo is pursuing some real track cred instead of the traditional "most outrageous car we can design, nevermind that it's not really raceworthy."
      ramairjer
      • 2 Years Ago
      Good for Lambo for making 800hp ALL MOTOR.
      likeaboss1234boss
      • 2 Years Ago
      if this car has 800hp i wonder how much the next Gallardo will have! I cant wait for the new one. also this car is a beast love the wheels and the yellow paint looks bad ass.
      Miguro Takahashi
      • 2 Years Ago
      Love them rivalries, expect Ferrari to counter possibly with an F12 GTO in the near future. Fun times for horsepower junkies.
      zanarditypes
      • 2 Years Ago
      Is there an aero piece attached to one of the wheel spokes on each wheel?
      zanarditypes
      • 2 Years Ago
      I normally prefer cars uncluttered, but this Lambo just screams for a large black fixed rear wing.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @zanarditypes
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      Jai302
      • 2 Years Ago
      I have a feeling the upcoming Gallardo replacement (cabrera?) is going to look better than the already orgasmic aventador while being more practical and cheaper, much like the gallardo was to the murcielago.
      hp
      • 2 Years Ago
      Misleading title that implies ya'll know the HP for sure. Who do you think you are, CNN?
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