The Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Walkaround

The Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Walkaround

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this is the Lamborghini Aventador SV J now if you know your Lambos you’ll know that J denotes the most extreme one always have done always will do I suspect today I learned something interesting and that is what J stands for J stands for Jota you probably know but it was first worn by the mirror back in the 1960s and the reason it’s called the J is when they wanted to turn it from a road car into a track car the appendix they had to fill in was appendix J and in Italian J stands for Jota yota yota I think in Italian there’s no vero my Italian very much anyway let’s have a look at this now what I have here is the cheat sheet because I’ve been talking through it there’s quite a lot of talk to get through bit of complication but this is this is what I particularly like if you look in here look they’ve covered up some of the pictures here so you can’t see what’s going on with the aerodynamics we’ll come on to that in a second let’s talk about the engine first which obviously sits in the middle of the car back here and is still a massive six now liter v12 naturally aspirated power to all four wheels through the sequential manual gearbox not a twin clutch it’s a bit it is if this car has a weak link because I’ve been driving it today it’s still the gearbox it’s better than it was still not brilliantly anyway what we have here is 717 naturally aspirated horsepower going to all four wheels it’s not a slow car it won’t surprise you to learn in the least now the old sv there was one thing it was it wasn’t the best to drive one of the reasons for that was that it didn’t have enough front end on it it didn’t quite buy into corners properly a major part of that was the fact that it only had about 20% of its downforce on the front axle and about 80% on the back that has now changed because what we have down here is a new ala system we have an ALICE system just like the Huracan perform ante at the front and at the back now this one can develop a maximum of about 190 kilos of downforce on the front end and v-max I think they said the career develops about 300 kilos so it’s much better balance is about 60% on the back and 40% on the front now that has enabled them to stiffen up the front suspension and so on so you the car comes across as much more balanced I think the front anti-roll bar 50% stiffer and the damper rate has gone up by 15% so anyway the little Alice slots open and close and they bleed the air on and off so as it comes over the front and then you can increase and decrease the downforce accordingly you increase their obviously through high speed corners and you decrease it when you’re accelerating same on the back I’d love this look at the size of the scoop you’ve got now for them for the rear our system so in there are two motorized ducts which channel the air out both sides so that when you’re going around corners you can keep downforce on one side and bleed it off on the other so you can keep the weight balanced on the inserts they’ve got a downfall still more on the inside than the outside new tyres Trofeo are tires which have developed specifically for this car one of the things they really needed for them was stiffer sidewalls to support it put the car I’m not surprised weren’t Vala lunar out there the track temperature temperature at the track was 62 degrees it’s 40 degrees ambient in the atmosphere 62 degrees it’s been hitting out there and they’ve rebalanced the steering torque they’ve improved the steering precision they’ve got rear steering that’s new for this hurricane perform ante has rear steering it’s a first for the Aventador then we’ve got LD VA that’s lateral and longitudinal dynamics 40% more downforce than an SV and yet less drag 1% 1% less drag but if you come around the back and just look at how many slats and scoops there are I mean I know it’s camouflaged at the moment but there’s all sorts of aero outlets and channels and things going on it’s quite tricked so what’s it been like on track compared with er the standard SV so if had us driving both of them today and the standard SV the main difference the big difference is confidence you get in this car and from the moment you get out of the pit lane the extra positivity on the steering and then they actually the really quite remarkable trust you have in the front end compared with the the SV is really impressive this thing bites into corners in a way that for me I don’t think any Lamborghini ever has before that is really encouraging so it’s quite a dramatic to drive and it’s just how the system’s all work together far better than they have before it feels a much more cohesive car deeply fast but now the power isn’t quite so alarming you can use all 770 brake and get away with it most of the time so it’s still camouflaged at the moment they’re not taking the wraps off it yet all they’re saying is how fast it’s going around the Nurburgring and they let us have a very early go in it which is quite exciting you’ll get to see what this looks like after Pebble Beach 23rd of August that’s the date you need to keep an eye on

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