Lamborghini Aventador SVJ details surface

Lamborghini’s new Aventador SVJ doesn’t make its debut until next month’s 2018 Monterey Car Week but details on the car are already starting to surface.

On Thursday we learned that the car has set the new production car lap record at the Nürburgring, with Lamborghini tester Marco Mapelli managing a 6:44.97, or more than 2.0 seconds less than the previous record of 6:47.3 set by a Porsche 911 GT2 RS last September.

The folks at Top Gear magazine also posted Thursday a drive report of an Aventador SVJ prototype, and in it are additional details about the car.

For instance, the peak output from Lamborghini’s 6.5-liter V-12 has been dialed to 760 horsepower and 531 pound-feet of torque, up 20 hp and 22 lb-ft on the Aventador SV’s numbers. This was achieved by new titanium intake valves and ducts, new intake runners, and a new exhaust with reduced backpressure, per the Top Gear report.