The Aventador SV Is the Fastest Lamborghini Ever

If you're going to get a V12 Lamborghini, get the one with the towering carbon-fiber wing. 
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If you're going to get a V12 Lamborghini, get the one with the towering carbon-fiber wing. 

Since the swoopy, pavement-scraping Miura debuted in 1966, Lamborghini has been known as the most extreme automaker—its cars routinely have the wildest shapes, the tallest wings, and the loudest exhausts. This year, though, Lamborghini released a car to rule them all: the Aventador Superveloce, or a “super fast” version of Lamborghini’s already-bonkers flagship. Really, if you require a tuned Lamborghini, why not pick the model produced by Sant’Agata with OEM 21” matte-black wheels and more artful cuts than a basket of Balthazar baguettes?

The changes start at the skin, with new doors, rocker panels and fenders, plus a mile-high, manually adjustable rear wing, all of which increase downforce by 170%. All that downforce is necessary because the SV sports a tuned version of the Aventador’s 6.5-liter V12 with 740 horsepower, enough to scoot this be-scooped and be-winged Italian stallion to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds, to 124 mph in 8.6 seconds, and up to a top speed—should you sport an atrophied sense of self-preservation—of 217 mph. It is the fastest Lamborghini ever, the wildest production Lamborghini, and in yellow, orange, or red, our number one pick for anyone looking for an automotive nuclear option. [around $500,000 at your Lamborghini dealer]

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