New evidence has emerged confirming that Lamborghini plans to build an Aventador SVJ Roadster and that it will be sold in the US.
The California Air Resources Board signed an executive order on August 23 certifying four Lamborghini models for 2019. They are the Aventador S Coupe, the Aventador S Roadster, the Aventador SVJ Coupe, and the Aventador SVJ Roadster.
While it’s hardly a surprise that Lamborghini would build an SVJ Roadster (there’s a Huracan Performante Spyder, after all),and although there were some spy videos floating around of it, this document is concrete proof that it’s coming.
It’s still unclear whether Lamborghini’s quoted production run of 900 applies exclusively to the SVJ Coupe, or whether the SVJ Roadster will be part of that total.
Making use of the same 6.5-liter V12 as the Aventador S, the SVJ makes 770 hp. That power is routed through a seven-speed transmission all of which will get you to 62 mph in just 2.8 seconds.
The SVJ’s real trick, though, is its aero. With active aerodynamics, like the Huracan Performante’s, it became the fastest production car ever to ‘round the ‘Ring earlier this year (6:44.97).
Just how Lamborghini will manage the air with a gaping hole where the roof normally goes remains to be seen, but they seem to have managed just fine with the Huracan Performante Spyder, so at least the team is experienced.
Just when the Aventador SVJ Roadster will be unveiled remains to be seen, but Lamborghini held off on revealing the Huracan Performante Spyder for about a year after they released the Performante Coupe, so don’t hold your breath.
a version of this article first appeared on vwvortex.com