A Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster is speeding into production.
Uncovered by , an official document from the California Air Resources Board has essentially confirmed the certification of four Lamborghini models for 2019: the Aventador S Coupe, the Aventador S Roadster, the Aventador SVJ Coupe (pictured), and the Aventador SVJ Roadster.
The document didn’t reveal performance specifications, but the Aventador SVJ Roadster will likely get the same 6.5-liter V12 as its hardtop counterpart, which set a Nürburgring-Nordschleife lap record for fastest production cars at 6:44.97 minutes.
In the Aventador SVJ Coupe, the V12 produces 770 horsepower and 531 pound-feet (720 Newton-meters) of torque, allow it to reach 62 mph (100 km/h) in only 2.8 seconds and to 124 mph (200 km/h) in 8.6 seconds before maxing out at 216 mph (350 km/h).
The roadster will likely be a tad slower due to the added weight of the droptop, but those figures should be enough to make it the fastest convertible at the Green Hell… that is, if Lamborghini makes the effort to claim the record.
As for how many cars will be built, we are not certain if the announced production run of 900 ( the 63 special edition cars) includes the roadster or just the coupe. It’s worth pointing out, however, that the SVJ’s predecessor, the SV, was limited to 600 coupes and 500 roadsters.
Expect the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster to be even more pricey than the Aventador SVJ Coupe, which starts at $517,770. in the United States.
Lamborghini Sales Soar Thanks To Urus SUV
The Urus is a smash hit, meaning there will be more vehicles like it.
If you had issue with Lamborghini having an SUV, then be prepared for even more disappointment. The Urus has been so successful that the supercar company will likely make more SUVs.
According to , Lamborghini sales “soared” by 51 percent to 5,750 units in 2018, thanks in large part to the introduction of the Urus. comprised nearly 31 percent (1,761 units) of that total.
Americans especially love the Urus — approximately 9 percent (500 units) of all Lamborghini sales were Urus models sold in the US.
In fact, the Urus has proven so popular that, according to Lamborghini exec Federico Foschini, the model has so many orders that it will take 10 to 12 months to fulfill them. He forecasts 7,000 to 8,000 in total sales for 2019.
The backlog seems to be artificial, however, so don’t expect to see the striking super SUV everywhere you turn. “We don’t want to flood the market, because we are still in a luxury segment and we need to keep control of the offer compared to the demand,” Foschini told Automotive News.
With Lamborghini speeding to the bank on the back of the Urus’ success, is it a wonder that even companies like Ferrari and Lotus are considering an SUV?
Lamborghini Huracán EVO Spyder Drops Its Top For Summer
The Lamborghini Huracán EVO Spyder has been revealed just in time for summer.
The convertible version of the Huracán EVO features the same upgrades as the coupe, including a naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V10 that delivers 640 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque, a vehicle dynamic control system, and aerodynamic enhancements.
More than 250 pounds heavier than the coupe, the Huracán EVO Spyder is only 0.2 seconds slower to 62 mph (100 km/h) with a sprint of 3.1 seconds and has a top speed of 202 mph (325 km/h). It boasts the new Lamborghini Piattaforma Inerziale 2.0 system, which offers “next-generation vehicle dynamic control” by utilizing a set of accelerators and gyroscope sensors located in the car’s crenter of gravity to monitor real-time lateral, longitudinal and vertical accelerations, as well as roll, pitch and yaw rate.
Both the coupe and Spyder also feature rear-wheel steering and four-wheel torque vectoring, taking advantage of the vehicle dynamic control system. Interestingly, the convertible Evo boasts five times as much downforce as the original Huracán Spyder despite having a soft top.
Exterior updates include a new front bumper with larger air intakes, a new exhaust system that’s placed higher in the rear bumper, and new 20” Aesir wheels with Pirelli P Zero tires, while the interior houses a new 8.4” HMI touchscreen with Apple CarPlay compatibility.
The Lamborghini Huracán EVO Spyder goes on sale in spring 2019 with a starting price of $287,400 in the United States.
Lamborghini Huracan Evo Hits Land With More Power, Performance, Tech
A powerful ‘Huracan’ of design and powertrain tweaks has hit land, but you wouldn’t want to get out of the way.
Lamborghini has updated the Huracan, its smallest and most affordable supercar. Adopting the Evo moniker, the model features more power, styling updates, and some new tech features.
Starting with the powertrain, the Lamborghini Huracan EVO is powered by a naturally-aspirated 5.2L V10 that, like the track-ready Huracan Performante that released in 2017, generates 630 horsepower (470 kW) and 443 lb-ft. (600 Nm) of torque.
That’s an additional 10-horsepower for drivers to work with, which when combined with dry weight of only 3,135 pounds (1,422 kilograms), helps the Huracan Evo reach 62 mph (100 km/h) in only 2.9 seconds, 124 mph (200 km/h) in 9.0 seconds, and a top speed over 202 mph (325 km/h).
The baby Lamborghini also boasts an upgraded suspension with adaptive dampers that can be adjusted instantly, as well as a new traction control system that can send all the power to one wheel if needed. As with previous model, a rear-wheel steering and four-wheel torque vectoring system are standard ware.
On the outside, the Huracan EVO arrives with a new-look rear end inspired by the Performante, highlighted by a redesigned rear spoiler and exhaust tips that have been moved further up to clear up space for a diffuser that stretches nearly the entire width of the car.
The front end is not only more aggressive than the previous Huracan, but it’s also more aerodynamic thanks to the incorporation of a front splitter with an integrated wing. From the side, notice the new 20-inch alloy wheels in the Aesir design and the reshaped air intakes…
Inside, the Huracan EVO receives a new 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay connectivity and multi-finger gestures controls that lets you adjust just about everything, including the seats and climate control settings.
Voice commands are also supported, as is an optional dual-camera telemetry system for track days.
The Lamborghini Huracan EVO goes on sale in spring 2019 with a starting price of $261,274 in the United States. Do you want one?