Meet Novitec’s 775bhp Lambo Aventador SV
You probably know the Lamborghini Aventador SV. With its 740bhp V12 engine and wild carbon fibre aerodynamic addenda, you probably know it’s not a car in need of attention from the supercar tuning fratnernity.
But that’s never stopped it before. So meet the Novitec Torado SV.
We’ll start – where else? – with power. New engine electronics and the fitment of Novitec’s own, high performance exhaust system (note the oddly shaped exit pipes) mean the 6.5-litre naturally aspirated V12 now produces 775bhp, a 35bhp climb on standard. Torque, meanwhile, climbs from 509 to 544lb ft.
While no performance figures are claimed, expect a sliver to be sliced from the SV’s already rapid 2.8-second 0-62mph sprint. Likewise, expect its top speed to top 220mph. A point at which all that carbon aero kit will suddenly make an awful lot of sense.
That exhaust doesn’t just free up power, mind. You’ve a choice of stainless steel or F1-inspired Inconel for its construction, the latter saving 21kg on standard. It also comes with actively controlled butterfly valves. In short, these open to allow more noise, and Novitec even offers them with radio remote control.
There are more tweaks elsewhere. “Wheels are the legs of the car,” claims Novitec, and it’s made the SV’s legs more toned with new forged, centre-locking wheels courtesy of Vossen. They’ve been designed to mimic the Aventador’s extravagant tail light design, and measure 20 inches at the front, 21 rear. Oh, and you can have them in 72 different colours.
Accompanying them is a new suspension system, which drops the already belly-scraping SV by 35mm, though the front-lift system is restored to give you a fighting chance of creeping it onto your driveway.
Finally, as you might have noticed, there’s a new bodykit. Given how bold the stock SV is, it doesn’t instigate a wild character change, but the new wing and side skirts are certainly hard to miss.
Overall, it’s a finely judged thing as far as aftermarket supercars go. And if you like the looks or the thought of extra noise but don’t fancy nearly 800bhp to deal with, you can pick and choose elements from the makeover separately.
So, SV owners. Tempted?