Gone in 60 Seconds, Lamborghini Aventador SV

Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 SuperVeloce

The limited production 750 horsepower Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 SuperVeloce didn’t sell out in 60 seconds, but all 600 units were pre-sold in three months from the time it was revealed at the Geneva Motor Show – a record for the Sant’Agata Bolognese automaker. 200 units are scheduled for North and South America, another 200 will be delivered to Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, The remaining 200 supercars will ship off to Asian Pacific countries.

Priced from €327,190 in Europe and $493,069 in United States, the more powerful, better handling, and more aggressively-styled Aventador SV has been described as the “most reactive car on the planet” by Lamborghini.

Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 SuperVeloce

As the name suggests, the LP 750-4 develops 750 horsepower from the normally aspirated 6.5-liter V12 — 50 more than the standard Aventador — and is 110 pounds lighter. Power is still delivered to all four wheels via a seven-speed gearbox. Beyond the lighter weight and extra power, customers get magneto-rheological dampers, carbon-ceramic brakes and variable ratio electric power steering.

Thanks to its aerodynamic upgrades, the SV is 150 percent more efficient at slicing through the air, and adds an extra 70 percent of downforce. These adjustments can send the mad bull sprinting to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds and can do a top speed of over 217 mph.

A couple hypercars come close to matching the performance of the Aventador SV, but fall short of claiming the crown. The Ferrari F12 Berlinetta develops 740 horsepower and 508 lb-ft of torque from a 6.3-liter V12 and zips to 60 mph in 3.1 seconds. The Pagani Huayra uses an AMG-sourced twin-turbocharged V12 with 720 horsepower and 740 lb-ft of torque, but needs 3.2 seconds to reach 60 mph.