Close on the heels of India’s first Aventador SVJ being delivered to a customer in Bengaluru, Lamborghini has confirmed that it is set to expand the SVJ line by introducing the limited-edition SVJ 63 in our market in 2019.
“We delivered India's first Aventador SVJ on December 17, and it’s not just the first in India, it is among the first few in the world. 2019 is going to be a very exciting year for us. We will start the year with the unveiling of one new exciting product apart from the SVJ and during the year we will also have the SVJ 63 coming to India,” said Sharad Agarwal, head, Lamborghini India, to Autocar India in an interview.
Unveiled at the 2018 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the special-edition SVJ 63 pays homage to Lamborghini’s founding year of 1963. It is produced in a unique configuration with bespoke colour and trim and also highlights the rich use of carbon fibre.
It is powered by Lamborghini’s most powerful series production V12, which puts out 770hp at 8,500 rpm and 720Nm of torque at 6,750 rpm. The SVJ accelerates from 0-100kph in 2.8sec and from 0-200kph in 8.6sec. It is capable of touching a top speed of over 350kph. Total production of the Aventador SVJ – including 63 units of the SVJ 63 – is limited to 900 units.
Just like the Aventador S, the SVJ is also fitted with four-wheel steering, but the new car builds upon the standard car’s agility with a second-generation active aerodynamics system (ALA 2.0).
Improvements over the first-gen system include redesigned air inlets and aero-channel designs. Lamborghini claims the SVJ’s downforce is 40 percent greater than that of the Aventador SV – the Italian carmaker's former performance flagship. Moreover, the chassis is tweaked to provide 50 percent additional stiffness as compared to the Aventador SV.
IN CONVERSATION WITH SHARAD AGARWAL, HEAD, LAMBORGHINI INDIA
On the response to the Urus.
The Urus has truly been a game changer for us in India. We always anticipated a two-fold increase in sales with the Urus but are now expecting growth to increase by up to three-fold this year. About 70 percent of Urus customers are first-time Lamborghini owners.
On the long waiting period for the Urus.
We are doing our best but the challenge is that the Urus has got a phenomenal demand across all markets, where the waiting period is about 9-10 months; and in some markets, it’s even more. So while I don’t see the waiting period coming down soon, we are trying to maintain a consistency with other markets.
On plans for the SVJ.
We delivered India’s first Aventador SVJ on December 17, 2018. You will see a very exciting number of SVJs coming to India in 2019.
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