SUPER VELOCE HALL OF FAME
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 carbonibre 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.