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The Lambo Aventador SV Destroys the Nürburgring

by Sam Jemielity

Until I get a chance to drive a car on the Nürburgring, which isn’t likely in the near future, I’ll settle for watching other insanely fast laps on Germany’s storied tarmac.

And in a video just released by Lamborghini, the recently introduced Aventador SV lives up to its “Super Veloce” acronym by clocking a sub-7 minute lap, something only the rarest of the rare vehicles have done. To put it in perspective, the Aventador SV’s lap time is a whopping 25 seconds faster than the Ferrari Enzo on the same circuit. Of course, there is a downside to first-person track videos: you can’t see the outside of these beautiful cars. For that, check out our coverage of the majestic SV’s launch in March, where there’s plenty of automotive eye candy.

Armed with a 6.5-liter, 740 horsepower V12 for this track attack, the SV lives up to its gaudy performance statistics: 0 to 62 mph in 2.8 seconds, 0 to 125 mph in an amazing 8.6 seconds, with a top speed of 217 mph. Watching the car accelerate out of turns is breathtaking. But midway through this video, I caught myself wondering, there’s almost no point for a rear view mirror in a car so “superveloce.”

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