Lamborghini used this week’s 2015 Shanghai Auto Show to mark the tenth anniversary of its launch in China, but of more interest to global audiences is confirmation by CEO Stephan Winkelmann that the brand’s latest baby, the Aventador LP 750-4 SuperVeloce, will be limited to just 600 units worldwide.
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We’re sure most readers won’t be too saddened by that level of exclusivity, given the car’s $493,069 starting price, but for anyone interested in actually acquiring one of the 600 cars we’d suggest getting on the phone to your Lamborghini dealer quick as remaining build slots won’t last.
The Aventador LP 750-4 SV made its debut almost two months ago in Geneva. It’s just the fourth model in Lamborghini’s 50-year history to wear the "SV" badge, the previous three being the Miura, Diablo and Murcielago.
Lamborghini only applies the SV designation to its most extreme models, and in keeping with that ethos the Aventador LP 750-4 SV benefits from a series of modifications all aimed at boosting performance. Power is increased 49 horsepower over the regular Aventador while weight is reduced by 110 pounds, and then downforce is ramped up as well thanks to new aero features.
This means that each of the 739 hp produced by the car (750 in metric hp) needs to move less than 4.5 lbs of weight. The end result is 0-62 mph acceleration in just 2.8 seconds and a top speed in excess of 217 mph.
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‘‘This new car represents the perfect combination of Lamborghini’s expertise in lightweight engineering and sophisticated technical features,” Winkelmann said at the Shanghai Auto Show. “The new Aventador SuperVeloce continues the Lamborghini tradition of SV models, pushing the boundaries in terms of performance and pure driving emotion.”
Note, if you happen to miss out on one of the 600 examples headed to production, there’s an Aventador LP 750-4 SV Roadster just around the corner.
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