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Automobili Lamborghini launches the Aventador SVJ Roadster: ‎exclusive open-air driving perfection

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Automobili Lamborghini launches the Aventador SVJ Roadster: ‎exclusive open-air driving perfection




  • Aventador SVJ: power, performance and technologies in a roadster
  • Naturally-aspirated V12 engine, delivering 770 hp at 8,500 rpm and 720 Nm torque at 6,750 rpm
  • Lightweight materials, racing solutions and ALA 2.0 for best handling performance
  • Acceleration 0-100 km/h in 2.9 seconds and top speed in excess of 350 km/h
  • Production limited to 800 units


Sant’Agata Bolognese/ Middle East, 10 March 2019 – The Aventador SVJ Roadster made its world premiere at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. The open-top version of the coupé, the Aventador SVJ Roadster upholds the exceptional ‎performance, handling and aerodynamic superiority of the SVJ, with its unique roadster design granting ‎exclusive open-air exhilaration to both driver and passenger.‎

‎“The Aventador SVJ Roadster inherits all the power, performance and ground-breaking aerodynamic ‎technologies of the coupé, but with its own iconic presence and prowess,” says Chairman and Chief Executive ‎Officer of Automobili Lamborghini, Stefano Domenicali. “It is as fundamentally exciting to drive as the Aventador ‎SVJ but with an added exclusivity: the option of the open air. With the same extraordinary performance roof on ‎or off, the Aventador SVJ Roadster incorporates the dynamism of the coupé with the unique spirit of a ‎Lamborghini roadster.”‎

‎ The SVJ Roadster sports the ‘Super Veloce’ for superfast and ‘Jota’ suffixes, signifying the car’s performance and ‎track prowess: its coupé stablemate took the Nürburgring-Nordschleife production car record lap-time and the ‎roadster is no less a futuristic, driver’s car. Benchmark performance comes from the most powerful series ‎production V12-engined car produced to date by Lamborghini, outputting 770 hp (566 kW) at maximum 8,500 ‎rpm. The SVJ Roadster delivers 720 Nm of torque at 6,750 rpm, with a weight-to-power ratio of 2.05 kg/hp. The ‎SVJ accelerates from standing to 100 km/h in 2.9 seconds and from 0 to 200 km/h in 8.8 seconds. A top speed of ‎more than 350 km/h is complemented by a braking distance of 100 km/h to 0 in 31 meters. ‎

The roadster roof, constructed from high pressure RTM carbon fibre, is removable via quick-release levers in the ‎cabin, and securely stored under the front hood. Weighing less than 6 kg each part, the roadster adds only 50 kg ‎to the SVJ coupé’s weight of 1,525 kg. ‎

The production of the Aventador SVJ Roadster will be limited to 800 units only. The car shown in Geneva in the new matt colour ‎bronzo zenas (bronze) features a special Ad Personam livery in bianco phanes (white). The livery emphasises the ‎sharp lines of the front and rear bumpers and further enriches the specifically redesigned engine bonnet.‎


A roadster in coupé clothing

The SVJ Roadster sports the Aventador SVJ’s design purity, inspired by super-fast, super-athletic, aeronautical ‎references such as space ships and jet fighters as well as race motorbikes. The Roadster’s lines, with roof on or ‎off, clearly identify its aerodynamic design and superiority, delivered by the latest 2.0 version of ALA: ‎Aerodinamica Lamborghini Attiva, Lamborghini’s patented active aerodynamics system. ‎

The ALA system actively varies aero load to achieve high downforce or low drag, depending on dynamic ‎conditions using electronically-actuated motors positioned in the front splitter and the rear wing. Using ‎Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo Attiva 2.0 (LDVA 2.0), dedicated algorithms supported by an improved inertial ‎sensor platform govern all the car’s electronic systems in real time, activating the ALA system flaps in less than ‎‎500 milliseconds to ensure the best aerodynamic set-up of the car in every driving condition. When ALA is off, the ‎active flaps are closed and the rear wing, produced entirely in carbon fibre, acts as a traditional fixed wing, ‎generating maximum downforce for high speed cornering and full brake conditions. When ALA switches to ‘on’ ‎the flaps are opened, reducing air pressure on the front spoiler and directing air flow via an inner channel and ‎through the specially-shaped vortex generators on the underside of the car. Flaps in the central pylon also open ‎to stall the rear wing, all drastically reducing drag and optimising conditions for maximum acceleration and top ‎speed. ‎

The aero vectoring system on the SVJ Roadster facilitates high speed cornering. The LDVA 2.0 instructs ALA to be ‎switched on in either the right or left side of the wing depending on the direction of the turn. Increased ‎downforce and traction on the inner wheel counteracts the load transfer in rolling conditions, optimising the ‎chassis’ momentum and requiring a reduced steering angle, improving the car’s overall dynamic stability. ‎

Large side air intakes and front side fins increase airflow, aid cooling and reduce drag. Airflow over the roof is ‎uninterrupted whether roof is on or off, and the overall result is an improvement by 40% of the total downforce ‎compared to the Aventador SV Roadster version. ‎

The V12 SVJ-enhanced powerplant, with titanium intake valve, new-shape intake runner and length, and ‎modified intake cylinder head duct for higher flow coefficient, is visible through the lightweight carbon fibre rear ‎engine bonnet, removable via quick release clips. The high-mounted lightweight naked exhaust produces the ‎most emotive sound from the SVJ Roadster’s engine, adding to the experience of the roadster’s occupants. ‎

The Aventador SVJ Roadster’s rear-wheel steering provides exceptional high-speed stability and cornering agility ‎while reducing braking distances and providing the feedback demanded in high-performance environments on ‎both road and track. Lamborghini Dynamic Steering (LDS) is calibrated to provide both steering precision and ‎natural feedback and the seven-speed Independent Shifting Road (ISR) gearbox is optimised for the SVJ ‎Roadster’s power and torque.‎

The Aventador SVJ Roadster’s four-wheel drive system and ESC, specifically calibrated, ensure the best handling ‎and driver experience in all grip conditions, also extreme ones, and ABS has been specifically tuned for the ‎improved grip provided by dedicated tires and ALA system. ‎

The Magneto Rheological Suspension (LMS) is calibrated for maximum body and wheel control with a focus on ‎performance on road and track, with anti-roll bar stiffness improved by 50% compared to the Aventador SV ‎Roadster. Both systems cooperate in compensating pitch and roll movement, maximising the downforce ‎generated by the underfloor. Even with the roadster’s roof off, stiffness is not compromised. ‎

The Aventador SVJ Roadster sports super-light ‘Nireo’ aluminium rims, fitted with specially designed Pirelli P Zero ‎Corsa tires or with optional street-legal Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R tyres. ‎

Exclusive open-air experience

The Aventador SVJ Roadster provides an exclusive, fun-to drive experience, especially with the roof off, on road ‎or track. The three driving modes STRADA, SPORT and CORSA are complemented by the EGO option, allowing the ‎driver to fully customise the preferences for car set-up and they have been optimised to work together with ALA ‎‎2.0 active aerodynamics. ‎

The SVJ Roadster’s occupants are assured a comfortable experience with the roof off, the driver can ‎electronically open the rear window, which functions as a windshield when closed and when open, amplifies the ‎unique sound of the naturally aspirated V12 engine. ‎

The cockpit features Kombi graphics on the TFT digital dashboard display as well as showing live status of the ALA ‎functions. The Navigation System and Infotainment System including AppleCarPlay as an option free of charge, ‎allowing the cockpit’s occupants to manage voice activated communications and entertainment from personal ‎Apple devices. ‎

The specification of the Aventador SVJ is virtually limitless through Lamborghini’s Ad Personam customisation ‎program, and the car on display in Geneva shows only one of almost 350 colours available. In the interior every ‎single leather and Alcantara part can be specified upon customer demand. The program is offered through every ‎authorised Lamborghini dealer and it is also possible for customers to access a very exclusive area in the ‎Lamborghini factory to create a unique car. ‎


Technical Data – Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster



Carbon fibre monocoque with aluminium front and rear frames.


Removable carbon fibre engine bonnet; fixed side air inlets; fixed rear spoiler with integrated ALA 2.0 System and Aero Vectoring System. Aluminium front bonnet, front fenders and doors; SMC rear fender and rocker covers with increased air inlets. New front and rear lightweight bumpers. New Front diffuser with integrated ALA 2.0 System. High pressure RTM carbon fibre hard top, painted or in visible carbon fibre.

Suspension type      

Push rod magneto-rheological active front and rear suspension with horizontal dampers and springs.

Suspension geometry

Aluminium double wishbone fully independent front.


ESC/ ABS Bosch 8.0 with different ESC characteristics, managed by drive select mode.



Dual hydraulic circuit brake system with vacuum brake booster. CCB with 6-cylinder brake callipers at the front and 4-cylinder brake callipers at the rear.

Ventilated discs  

Carbon ceramic brake discs (Ø 400 x 38 mm — Ø 380 x 38 mm).
(front — rear)


Hydraulic assisted power steering with three different servotronic characteristics, coupled with Lamborghini Dynamic Steering (LDS) and Lamborghini Rear-wheel Steering (LRS), managed by drive select mode.


Steering wheel ratio          10:1 — 18:1

Steering wheel                   2.1 — 2.4
turns lock to lock

Steering wheel                    358 mm


Tires (front — rear)            New Pirelli P Zero Corsa 255/30 ZR20 — 355/25 ZR21

Wheels (front — rear)         9”JX20’’ H2 ET 32.2 — 13’’ JX21’’H2 ET 66.7

Kerb-to-kerb                     11.5 m (37.73 ft.) – average value, variable due to dynamic condition, thanks to LRS.

turning circle

Mirrors External mirrors heated, electrically adjustable and foldable.

Rear spoiler Fixed spoiler with integrated ALA 2.0 System and Aero Vectoring System.


Front dual stage driver airbag and front adaptive passenger airbag; seats with side ‘‘head-thorax’’ airbags; passenger and driver knee airbags in selected markets.


 Type                                 V12, 60°, MPI

Displacement                    6,498 cc (396.5 cu. ln)

Bore and stroke                Ø 95 mm x 76.4 mm (3.74 in. x 3 in.)

Valve per cylinder              4

Valve gear                         Variable valve timing electronically controlled

Compression ratio            11.8 ± 0.2

Maximum power               770 hp (566 kW) at 8,500 rpm

Specific Power output      118.5 hp/l (87.1 kW/l)

Maximum torque               720 Nm at 6,750 rpm

Engine speed,                   8,700 rpm


Power to weight ratio           2.05 kg/hp

Emission class                    EURO 6 – LEV 3

Emission                              Catalytic converters with lambda sensors
control system

Cooling system                    Water and oil cross flow cooling system with variable air inlets

Engine                                  Lamborghini Iniezione Elettronica (LIE) with Ion current analysis
management system

Lubrication system                Dry sump



Type of transmission           4WD with Haldex generation IV

Gearbox                              7 speed ISR, shifting characteristic depending on drive select mode


Standard AMT

1st gear ratio                       3.909

2nd gear ratio                      2.438

3rd gear ratio                      1.810

4th gear ratio                       1.458

5th gear ratio                       1.185

6th gear ratio                       0.967

7th gear ratio                       0.844

Reverse ratio                      2.929

Final drive ratio                   2.867 — 3.273

(rear — front)

Clutch                                   Dry double plate clutch, Ø 235 mm (9.25 in.)



 Top speed                           > 350 km/h (> 217 mph)

Acceleration                         2.9 sec.

0-100 km/h

Acceleration                         8.8 sec.

0-200 km/h

Braking                                 31 m

100-0 km/h


 Wheelbase                         2,700 mm (106.30 in.)

Overall length                     4,943 mm (194.61 in.)

Overall width                       2,098 mm (82.60 in.)/ 2,273 mm (89.49 in.)

(excluding/including mirrors)

Overall height                    1,136 mm (44.72 in.)

Track (front — rear)           1,720 mm (67.71 in) – 1,680 mm (66.14 in.)

Ground clearance              115 ± 2 mm (front with lifting 155 mm)
(standard — lifting)

Dry weight                          1,575 kg (3,472 lb)

Total weight permitted         2,100 kg (4.630 lb)

Weight distribution              43% – 57%
(front — rear)



 Fuel tank                             85 litres

Engine oil                             13 litres

Engine coolant                     25 litres

Luggage compartment         140 litres



The fuel consumption and emissions data is in the type approval stage.