There are some questions we ask ourselves during our time on Earth that can make us sound like great thinkers. ‘Why are we here?’ What is the meaning of life? “And ‘Why is the toilet flushing counterclockwise?’ They are all legitimate questions, but none of the answers are really going to change anything, and they don’t make any difference in the grand scheme of things. We know this, but we find that we want the answers anyway. So it was when, during my own personal reflections, I asked the universe if Ferruccio Lamborghini imagined that his own company would be responsible for the design and manufacture of today’s Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster. The answer, of course, is most likely “no.” But it would have been nice to be a fly on the wall and see the expression on his face if he could have looked into the future and had a look.
The Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster (codenamed LB834) was initially revealed to the public by the renowned Italian car company in October 2010 in Sant’Agata, Bologna; it was then launched at the Geneva Motor Show in February 2011. Originally, the Aventador was designed and built with the intention of taking the place of the Lamborghini Murcielago, and would be considered Lamborghini’s new flagship vehicle. Now, nine years after its initial introduction, Lamborghini has introduced the beautiful and efficient Aventador SVJ Roadster. Nine years can mean a lot when it comes to car models and the differences between them, and while we’re not here to compare, we’re here to take a closer look at the 2020 model and discover all its little secrets.
So instead of just sitting back and watching (which can happen later anyway), we put together a list of ten facts about this amazing car. Hopefully the information we’ve collected will be fresh for you, but even if it’s not entirely new, it will feel that way when added to some of the points we unearthed. Don’t just sit there! Read on and find out the truth about one of Lamborghini’s most incredible cars.
1. They do not accept bulls … but their names will be enough
Many of the cars made by Lamborghini have interesting names, especially for those of us who don’t know what they mean. The Aventador was not only named in an “improvised” way. No, it got its name from a historic Spanish bull that had been bred for fighting. It originated in the Spanish Bullfight and was an award-winning guy. And as an added bonus, you may be interested to know that many of the cars made by Lamborghini are named after bulls.
2. What makes it work?
As you may have guessed, we mean the motor, which actually does a bit more than it ticks. The Aventador has a multi-point injection V12 that sits in the middle of the car. This particular engine turns out to be quite powerful, to say the least. It has no superchargers or turbochargers whatsoever, and it can still boast an incredible 759 horsepower… and that’s unaided. Not bad … actually.
3. Maximum speed
Did we say this car is fast? Well, it was our intention, but I guess we thought giving you the information above would cover it. But just in case it didn’t do it for you, we think you should know that the Aventador IS fast. In fact, the AVJ Roadster model can go from 0 to 62 mph in 2.8 seconds and from 0 to 124 in 8.6 seconds, or 98 feet, 5 inches. But that is not all; It has a top speed of 217 mph. Can you say ‘eat my dust’?
4. Sales statistics … then and now
In 2011, the first year the Aventador was available for public purchase, Lamborghini had its hands a bit busy. Immediately after unveiling the vehicle, the company announced that it had sold 12 cars and would begin delivering them during the second part of 2011. By March 2016, Lamborghini had manufactured more than 5,000 of them. As of this writing, the company has celebrated the manufacture of 8,000 Aventador; Considering the price, they haven’t fared too badly in the five years that they’ve been available.
5. What’s up with that price tag, anyway?
When most car drivers buy a new car, the last place they think to stop is at the Lamborghini dealership; in fact, they don’t even stop there at the end. That’s because of the cost of the average car they make. But we won’t go into the cost of average Lamborghinis; we will only discuss the price of a new 2020 Aventador SVJ Roadster instead. Drum roll please … the price of an Aventador …