Lamborghini engineers probably aren't getting much sleep these days. Last year alone saw the launch of the Huracan Performante, the Urus SUV, and the wild Terzo Milennio concept. Now, their attention is apparently focused on a hotter Aventador, as evidenced by these spy photos and videos floating around on social media. This looks like the successor to the wild Aventador SV.
This post was originally published on Feb. 7, 2018. It was last updated Feb. 20th with new information.
We don't have any details on this car beyond what we can see in these pictures and video. There's a twin-exhaust setup that looks almost identical to the Huracan Performante's, center-locking wheels, and lots of new aero bits at the front. That rear wing looks pretty radical, and we'd be willing to bet that it borrows some of the Huracan Performante's innovative active-aero tech too.
Interestingly, the Aventador spied is testing alongside a Porsche 911 GT3 Touring Package—not the obvious benchmark for a mid-engine V12 supercar. An interesting choice from inside the VW family to test alongside Lamborghini's V12.
In the video below, this car is referred to as the Aventador Jota, in reference to the one-off Miura Jota created in 1970 by Lamborghini test driver Bob Wallace.
An Instagram post showing what appears to be this car's gauge cluster indicates that it might incorporate the Jota name in some capacity. The name on the cluster is "Aventador SVJ," which presumably stands for Super Veloce Jota. Lamborghini used the SV/J designation for a limited run of Miuras based on the Jota concept created by Bob Wallace.
Lamborghini usually likes to have something to show off at the Geneva Motor Show, so perhaps we'll see this ultra Aventador there.