“What’s the fastest Lamborghini?” This question is probably asked every 5 minutes at one of our events. So we decided to actually dig into the numbers and discuss how they were calculated. And we’re keeping this to the fastest Lamborghini car. The LM002 and the Urus don’t compare to their main products. We’re not talking about twin turbo aftermarket cars or the Huracan GT3. This is a quest for the fastest production Lamborghini. We could have done this with one phone call, but Mr. Balboni is getting ready for Monterey.
Every car on this page is AWD, and automatic. The single-clutch automatic was known as e-gear, and their latest models are all dual-clutch 7-speed automatics. First up are the 0-60 times. The Murcielago was one of the first supercars to have launch control, which was appropriately named “Thrust Mode”.
In an ideal world, every 0-60 test would be at a dragstrip, because they have plenty of rubber already on the ground. The variables include tire pressure, temperature, and even the weather.
To celebrate the 100th birthday of their founder (Ferruccio Lamborghini), the Centenario was blessed with 770 horsepower and 509 lb-ft of torque from a highly revised Aventador V12. The wild bodywork made it slower to 60 mph, but the Centenario really performs well above 200 mph.
The first production year of the Aventador was one of many records. While the Murcielago was engineered during the Chrysler era, the Aventador was Lamborghini’s fist Audi-era supercar. It was their model to feature a carbon fiber monocoque chassis. An all-new V12 made 690 hp and 509 lb-ft of torque.
Smaller and lighter is the V10-powered Huracan. It shares an aluminum spaceframe with the Audi R8, along with some of the drivetrain. It offers 602 horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque to all wheels thanks to a 7-speed dual clutch transmission. It is also available in RWD if you want the ultimate drift machine.
Lamborghini reserves this name for only their fastest cars, and the Aventador SV was the first refresh of their flagship since it was introduced. First off, the engine was upgraded to 740 horsepower and weight was reduced by 110 lbs. It was the first Aventador to have magnetic suspension, the system automatically increased spring rates to handle 180% more downforce. Production only lasted 2 model years, ending in July of 2017.
nder the rear deck lies the most powerful V10 ever offered in a Lamborghini. After extensive development, launch mode follows a predetermined transfer of torque between front and rear differentials. It allows Lamborghini Huracan Evo 0-60 to happen in a blistering 2.5 seconds.
What’s in a name? To breakdown the car’s title, SVJ stands for Super Veloce Jota. Super Veloce (Italian: Super Fast) has been reserved for the fastest cars of each generation.
You will see this car on any list because it is at the top. Not only is it 88 lbs lighter, but every exterior panel was also revised to offer less drag and more downforce. Lamborghini engineers shocked the world with their patented ALA system. It uses variable geometry inlets up front to keep the nose planted. They work in conjunction with rear inlets that force high-pressure air through the hollow rear spoiler. It is lightyears ahead of the industry, so read all about it in the link below:
There are many variables in drag racing, but AWD solves the traction problem. Heat and elevation are the main ones. Rocky Mountain Race Week challenges every car to make use of the limited air. There is a formula to calculate the density altitude of a track, but if you are worried about that, your car needs more power.
Running the 1/4 mile at nearly the same max speed as the Aventador was something the Gallardo could never do. Only 2 tenths of a second slower, the Huracan’s smaller size, and lighter weight are coupled to a magnetic active suspension system.
Under the rear deck lies the most powerful V10 ever offered in a Lamborghini. After extensive development, launch mode follows a predetermined transfer of torque between front and rear differentials.
Regardless of driver or track conditions, the Aventador series seems to be very consistent. The first generation Aventador wasn’t laden with rear steering or the reinforced cockpit needed by the roadsters, but it also had less power available.
The SuperVeloce had about 50 more horsepower, but like we mentioned above, the additional features and the reinforcements needed to make the top removable almost negated the engine upgrades. When the original molds for the Aventador were used beyond there expected lifespan, the SV started with a clean sheet. This limited model will hold its value far better than any base model.
Without the reinforcements to the windshield and the B-pillars, the SV Coupe also doesn’t need the brackets to hold the roof panels in the front luggage compartment. More power, less weight, and looks that can kill is the ultimate recipe for our favorite model.
Nothing looks or sounds as mean as the Aventador SVJ. As the flagship for the brand, it makes use of the patented ALA aerodynamic system to keep itself glued to the ground. In the process, it trades acceleration for top speed, and that is ok with us!
Until the Aventador SVJ arrives, the fastest Raging Bull in the quarter-mile will actually be the Huracan Performante. It is lighter and it has a dual-clutch gearbox while the Aventador carries on with the 7-speed single-clutch ISR gearbox. The active aerodynamic front and rear can be optimized for low drag, something the Aventador will receive in the future.
A gasoline engine runs best in the cool and dry air. Here in Florida, we have high humidity most of the year. But road trips are fun because our engines are not having to deal with all the moisture. Of course, water doesn’t burn in the cylinder, it just takes up space that could be used to make more power. Watch the barometer also, because low atmospheric pressure also cuts a percentage of power. Wind also plays a major role. Top speed tests are usually done on a circular track, and if it is windy it forces the manufacturer to take an average speed with and without the headwind. The final variable is your differential. A car with 2.73 gears has slower acceleration but higher top speed than the same car with a 3.73 ratio.
Horsepower: 729 Torque 507 lb-ft The Aventador S represents a more refined version of the original Aventador. Attention to detail and advanced computer modeling allows it to be a comfortable alternative to the Aventador SV.
Like we mentioned above, the Centenario has more power and wild styling. More power meets more drag to offer the same top speed as the Aventador S. As you probably know, Ferruccio Lamborghini would have been 100 years old in 2017, so they are a fitting tribute to the founder.
Sián translates to ‘Lightning Bolt’ in their Northern Italian dialect. The name is appropriate because it uses their traditional V12 paired with supercapacitors. Smaller and lighter than any battery, capacitors can discharge all their power at an instant, adding 34 metric horsepower when needed.
They don’t call it SuperVeloce for nothing. Lamborghini altered the gearing slightly along with smoother aerodynamics to almost reach 220 mph. The Aventador SV was only built for two model years, and each one was 110 lbs lighter than a normal Aventador. Door handles were replaced with pull straps, and five lugs were swapped to a center lock wheel design.
To celebrate their 50th Anniversary, designers built 5 examples of the Veneno. Two were kept by the company, and 3 coupes were sold for $4.5 Million each. For that price, you will have 740 horsepower and 509 lb-ft of torque. The slick bodywork allowed it to match the Reventon, and perhaps offer a preview of the Aventador’s successor.
So, what is the fastest Lamborghini in the world? It is the one in your driveway. If you don’t have one, our dealers have great incentives waiting for you. Within minutes of compiling this list, Lamborghini broke the record at the Nurburgring. The Aventador SVJ is now the fastest production car in the world. We don’t know all the details, so stay with us for all of your Lamborghini updates.