Lamborghini Has Smashed The Nurburgring Production Lap Record

Lamborghini has beaten the Porsche 911 GT2 RS's amazing lap time with an even madder one of its own, thanks to a new and very special Aventador
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Lamborghini has whipped the Nurburgring production car record out from under Porsche’s nose, less than a year after the 911 GT2 RS had set a new benchmark.

The mind-boggling time of 6m44.97s is over two seconds faster than the GT2 RS’s, set in the new, ultra-halo Aventador SVJ – short for Superveloce Jota. It packs not only a tuned V12 but also Lamborghini Active Aerodynamics and extra weight reduction.

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In a series of Instagram posts leading up to the confirmation of the new record, Lamborghini showed the camouflage-wrapped SVJ along with brief teasers like “designed to have the best weight to power ratio” and “designed to have the best aerodynamic efficiency.”

Best handling was in there as well, and it all seems to have come together perfectly for the bull from Sant’Agata. The end result is almost 15 seconds faster over the 17.5-mile track than the Aventador SV.

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Leaked reports quoted by Autocar claim that the SVJ delivers 759bhp to all four wheels – a sizeable traction advantage over the 911 GT2 RS, and 69bhp more to play with. The car is due for a full reveal at Monterey Car Week in August.

The full lap video is due to go live soon and we’ll update this article when it does.

Edit: video now added at the top.


Ben Ireland

The aero must be ridiculous on this one, I always believed the Aventador was far too big and heavy to even get close to cars like the Porsche

07/26/2018 - 18:32 |
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Matthew Henderson

again with the roll cage?

07/26/2018 - 22:27 |
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It’s a safety procaution…

07/27/2018 - 12:59 |
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Manuel Kunz

This is becoming one of the most enjoyable rivalries out there. Porsche and Lamborghini fighting for the crown of the Ring.
I can’t wait to see what monster Porsche will piece together to get the throne back.

07/26/2018 - 22:43 |
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Barely care about the car, care more for the driver.

Must’ve some big nuts to pull off a 6.44 time

07/27/2018 - 00:33 |
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07/27/2018 - 01:20 |
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Porsche and Lamborghini, the automotive version of Drake & Josh, both love each other but bicker all the time

07/27/2018 - 01:24 |
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Porsche adds a giant wing…
lambo executives: how do we beat the 911s time
Lambo engineers: make the whole car one giant wing.

07/27/2018 - 04:35 |
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Vedant agarwal

Lamborghini launches nuclear war head into Nurburgring, destroys all past record holders; mushroom cloud engulfs Porsche headquarters.

07/27/2018 - 06:21 |
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VW at this point:
“RIGHT!….I’m going to stab my self and I’m going to WIN!

07/27/2018 - 08:16 |
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So vw now has the top 2 overall and top 6 production vehicles

07/27/2018 - 08:58 |
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