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Ultimate Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Spied Testing

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Lamborghini has been spied testing a new, higher-performance version of the Aventator, its V12 flagship. The car is believed to be the successor to the Aventador Super Veloce and will be called the SVJ—short for Super Veloce Jota—as a nod to the Miura P400 SVJ from the 1970s. (For the record, “Super Veloce” is Italian for “high speed.” Very clever of them.)

“Jota” is not a nameplate lightly used in Lamborghini history. It is originally linked to Bob Wallace, the company’s development driver in the 70s, who modified the Miura into a test mule and proof-of-concept competition car adhering to FIA Appendix J racing regulations. Less than 10 examples were built.

The Jota name was only used once after, in the 1990s, for a special edition of the Diablo. Only 150 customers were fortunate enough to get the opportunity to get the optional upgrade package that would transform their car into the Diablo S30 Jota, which remains one of the rarest cars in the world.

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Bringing back the Jota nameplate for the Aventador would no doubt be an indication that the car is nearing the end of its lifecycle and getting one last ultimate edition. We’d be surprised if it had any less than the 770 horsepower and 507 lb-ft of torque produced by the 6.5-liter V12 in the recent Aventador Centenario.

We’re hoping to see it at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show; but if it does make an appearance, it will not doubt be one of the last Aventador models, which means there will be one question on everyone’s mind that has nothing to do with the car itself: what will come next?

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