Both vehicles take liberties with the phrase “production car.” Porsche built just 1,000 of the 911 GT2 RS, and the Aventador SV J is expected to come in numbers well below that. The Italian carmaker only built 600 of the Aventador SV. The J, in a circular bit of word logic, stands for the Spanish word “Jota,” and is how to pronounce the letter “J” in Spanish. Lamborghini has used the appellation three times before on extra-special special editions: a one-of-one Miura, on 30 Diablo SE30s, which were track versions of the 30th Anniversary Diablo SE, and a one-of-one Aventador. Odds are the newest Jota will maintain respect for such limited numbers.
The Aventador SV J’s been captured on all kinds of video running hard at the ‘Ring. Last week, Instagram user 43lambo posted on the new lap record. When Autocar asked Lamborghini about it, the carmaker didn’t respond to queries.
In 2015, the 630-horsepower Aventador SV set a time 12.5 seconds behind the Porsche. The SV J should up the 6.5-liter’s V12 output to between 780 and 800 horsepower, lose a substantial amount of weight, and benefit from a suite of serious aerodynamic aids like a larger front splitter, that sculptured rear wing, and a high-mounted dual-exhaust blown diffuser. A rumor from a few months ago said the SV J had already set a time of 6:54 while navigating traffic and a coned-off section of track. If that’s true, it seems entirely within the realm of possibility that, without interruptions, the new V12 Lamborghini could establish a record.
We should find out soon. Tangential rumors also say the Lamborghini Urus nailed a 7:47 lap at the ‘Ring, which would make it the swiftest SUV around the ‘track, eclipsing the 7:51.7 time set by the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio.