Mat’s already seen how the Lamborghini Huracan Performante can out-drag an Aventador SV and a Urus, so now it’s time to bring out the big guns. Specifically, the biggest gun Lamborghini makes – the mighty Aventador SVJ.
Tap the video to watch the race.
There are Lamborghinis, and then there are LAMBORGHINIS. Sure, the Italian firm makes a bunch of super-exclusive cars that only its richest and most influential super-fans can get their hands on. But, the Aventador SVJ is just about the most special Lamborghini that anyone can actually go into a showroom and buy. If you have £360,000 lying around.
That hefty wad of cash does buy you some pretty impressive engineering, though. For starters, the SVJ’s 6.5-litre V12 powerhouse produces an insane 770hp and 720Nm of torque. And, that’s without the help of any sound-sapping turbos. As a result, the noise it makes is absolutely incredible, and may have been responsible for temporary deafness in a few members of the carwow camera crew! Headphone users, you have been warned.
This power is sent to all four wheels through a beefed-up version of the standard Aventador’s single-clutch robotised manual gearbox. With this, the SVJ delivers one of the most violent, aggressive launches this side of a SpaceX rocket.
Compared with this hardcore hypercar, the £262,000 Huracan Performante is positively calming. Despite being the fastest version of Lamborghini’s baby bull, its 5.2-litre naturally aspirated V10 engine produces ‘just’ 640hp and 600Nm of torque. So, it’s completely outclassed by the SVJ’s titanic V12.
But, don’t discount the Huracan Performante just yet. Being the drop-top Spyder version, it weighs 1,507kg, which is still lighter than the SVJ (albeit by just 18kg). It also comes with a bang-up-to-date dual-clutch automatic gearbox with a ruthlessly effective launch control system – if you can time your getaway perfectly, that is… Good thing it’s Mat’s fast-starting nemesis, Yianni, behind the wheel.
So, which of these bulls will cross the line first, and who’ll be left raging in second place? Watch the video to find out.
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