Making a grand entrance at the Geneva Motor Show is the Lamborghini LP 750-4 Superveloce which is dubbed as the ‘most sports-oriented, fastest and most emotional series production Lamborghini ever made’. Err, emotional?
The Lamboghini Aventador LP750-4 Super Veloce uses the same recipe as its predecessors did, which means more power with less weight. The 6.5-litre, naturally aspirated V12 engine in the Lamborghini Aventador has been redesigned for the Superveloce and equipped with a completely new lightweight exhaust system. Improving the engine responsiveness of the original Aventador, maximum power output now reaches a colossal 750hp at 8,400 rpm and 690Nm of torque at 5,500 rpm, with an increased maximum engine speed of 8,500 rpm. As a result, the Superveloce accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.8 seconds and powers on to reach a top speed of more than 350 km/h.
The newly engineered exhaust system not only lowers back pressure, it also delivers all the music of the mighty 12-cylinder engine – from a moderate rumble when rolling through the city at low revs to the screaming crescendo of gears spinning at top speed. The highly innovative Lamborghini ISR transmission is the perfect match for this engine. According to Lamborghini, it is the fastest automated manual gearbox in the world and delivers an incomparably emotional gear shift.
The permanent all-wheel drive of the Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce – denoted by the ‘4’ in its name – uses a Haldex Generation IV electronically controlled coupling system to distribute torque between front and rear. This coupling matches the torque distribution perfectly to the dynamic situation in a matter of milliseconds. A self-locking differential at the rear axle and an electronic differential lock at the front is controlled by the ESP, lifting the dynamic performance even further. Vehicle characteristics (engine, transmission, differential, dampers, steering) can all be adapted to individual driver preferences using the three settings of the Drive Select system – Strada (road), Sport and Corsa (race track).
The exclusive position of the Superveloce is emphasized by its considerably sharpened design and the unique interior. This is the first production car to feature Lamborghini’s innovative Carbon Skin material. Incorporating a highly specialized resin, the woven carbon fiber fabric is extremely soft to the touch, yet very hard-wearing. The Superveloce’s inner roof and parts of the cockpit are clad in this highly exclusive material.
The carbon fibre monocoque is visible in several places, including the centre tunnel and the sills. The shells of the newly-developed sports seats are also made from carbon fibre with an upholstery in alcantara and y-shaped leather inserts. The significant use of carbon fibre in the interior and exterior result in 50kg weight reduction to 1,525kg.
Even the carbon fibre monocoque has a different serial number than the one in the regular Aventador, due to the lightweight aluminium frames that bolt on it and combined with the carbon door panels, bumpers, side sills, fixed air intakes and rear wing.
The price of the Aventador Superveloce in Europe is 327,190 Euros w/o VAT (approx. RM1,329,721 before taxes), and the supercar will have its market introduction in late spring 2015.