A mysterious Lamborghini prototype spotted testing near the automaker’s headquarters in northern Italy suggest work is well underway on a new version of the Aventador supercar
, one possibly carrying the SuperVeloce title.
As shown in this photo from Cinquecento Verona
, posted online by Marchettino
, Lamborghini is out testing an Aventador with a much more aggressive rear diffuser than normal. The design almost looks like the one used for the wild Veneno
We can also see four exhaust pipe exits instead of the single unit used on the stock Aventador, and it looks like of the rear of the car has been left exposed, most likely to aid cooling during this testing phase. This latest prototype is likely an evolution of the one we saw testing at the Nürburgring more than a year ago
Lamborghini only applies the SuperVeloce title, or SV for short, on its most extreme models, and this mysterious Aventador already appears much more extreme than the stock version. If previous SV models like those based on the Miura, Diablo and Murcielago are any indication of what to expect, look for less weight and more power. The Murcielago SV
, for example, weighed 220 pounds less than stock but packed around 30 horsepower more.
Lamborghini’s 6.5-liter V-12 fitted to the Aventador develops 691 hp, but more potent versions of the engine exist. In the Aventador LP 720-4 50° Anniversario
power has been dialed up to 710 hp, and in the Veneno the same engine produces as much as 740 hp.
A debut of the new Aventador variant, whatever it’s called, is expected at a major auto show in 2015._______________________________________Follow Motor Authority on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.