SU­PER VE­LOCE HALL OF FAME

CAR (UK) - - Lamborghini Aventador Svj -

THE FIRST ONE: MIURA SV

Lam­borgh­ini re­placed the orig­i­nal Miura with the vis­ually near-iden­ti­cal S in 1968. But ’71’s SV brought ma­jor changes, drop­ping the eye­lashes, stretch­ing the rear arches and tun­ing the V12 to a claimed 385bhp.

THE SE­RI­OUS ONE: MIURA SVJ

In­spired by the aborted Jota racer project, the SVJ added Jota-style riv­eted body­work with brake-cool­ing vents cut into the wings, a rac­ing-style fuel “iller and the V12 mas­saged to 440bhp, but re­tain­ing the SV’s lux­u­ries.

THE TER­RI­FY­ING ONE: DI­ABLO SV

Lam­borgh­ini had plans to take the Di­ablo rac­ing and cre­ated a Jota ver­sion of the rear-drive Di­ablo SE in 1995, adding a twin-snorkel lid above the 595bhp V12. The SV that fol­lowed looked just as wild but power was 510bhp.

THE AWE­SOME ONE: MUR­CIELAGO SV

Weight was down by 100kg on the stan­dard Mur­cielago LP640 and the 6.5-litre V12 pushed from 631bhp to 661bhp by re­vised valve tim­ing and in­take mods. Car­bon brakes stan­dard; choice of two spoil­ers.

THE LAST ONE: AVEN­TA­DOR SV

Ex­ten­sive use of car­bon“ibre dropped weight by 50kg and power climbed 50bhp to 740bhp for 2015’s SV. Un­like stan­dard LP700’s pushrod sus­pen­sion, SV got adap­tive dampers and gor­geous multi-spoke wheels.

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