At the just concluded Monterey Car Week, Lamborghini presented truly eye-catching versions of the Aventador and Huracán – one to help celebrate its storied past and the other to mark some of its most memorable victories in modern day motor racing.
The Aventador SVJ 63 Roadster – a convertible version of the Aventador SVJ 63 (no, not an ode to Mercedes-AMG…) - is the Italian supercar brand’s way of showing respect to the year it was founded, that being of course 1963.
What’s more, the number also represents the production number of this particular Aventador that will be built. Eight exclusive shades will be available but the one you see pictured here - Matte Grey Grigio Acheso and contrasting orange Arancio Dac ‘SVJ’ and ‘63’ logos - might just be the best.
The interior also gets a slew of ‘63’ badges and decals but this isn’t just a cosmetic package, oh no! The Roadster will do justice to the SVJ (Super Veloce Jota) suffix by using the same naturally aspirated 6.5-litre V12 that makes 770 horses and 720Nm of torque. It can get from 0 to 100kph in just 2.9 seconds (that’s 0.1 second slower than the coupe) and has a top speed of over 350kph. Better make sure that hairpiece is glued on tight!
Meanwhile, Lamborghini’s modern day racing accomplishments include winning the 2018 24 Hours of Daytona and the 2019 12 Hours of Sebring with the Huracán GT3 EVO race car and to celebrate these victories comes the suitably named Huracán EVO GT Celebration. Just 36 of these will be built (36 being the sum of the two endurance races, collectively known as the ‘36 Hours of Florida’), with the majority being painted in a similar racing livery as the race car - an iconic Verde Egeria green and Arancio Aten orange.
The interior features Alcantara with contrast stitching to match the livery while the big news is that the power comes from the same V10 from the race car - a 5.2-litre, naturally aspirated engine with 640 horses and 600Nm of torque. It also features more race track-inspired changes such as hexagons with the number 11 inside on both the doors and bonnet, and 20in single-nut wheels.