When Lamborghini introduced the special edition Aventador Superveloce (SV) they said it was designed as the “sportiest Lamborghini ever.” That’s a bold claim considering the long list of Lambos created since the company was founded back in 1963, but with the legendary naturally aspirated mid-mounted 6.5L V12 pushing out 750hp, the Aventador SV was a force to be reckoned with in every performance category. Sadly, since it was a limited edition, production of the Superveloce has come to an end to make way for the Aventador S. What you see here is the very last SV to come from the factory in Sant’Agata Bolognese and what a magnificent example it is.
Thanks to the addition of all sorts of carbon fiber goodies, Lamborghini managed to shave some weight from the Aventador, which resulted in a very respectable power to weight ratio of 1hp for every 2kg of weight for the SV. That’s technically only half as good as what you’ll find on the new Aston Martin Valkyrie or Koenigsegg One:1, but it’s still fantastic in comparison to other supercars on the market. As good as the performance is, it’s the looks of this particular Lambo that set it apart from all the others, specifically the paint job. That’s because the stunning silver you see is not one of Lamborghini’s natural color options. As a matter of fact, it’s actually a custom mixed color meant to mimic another top of the line hypercar, the Porsche 918 Spyder.
The color is called Liquid Metal Blue and it’s the same color Porsche used for some production 918’s. It’s a gorgeous color that pops from every angle. I required months of work to perfect the intricate 12 stage process to achieve the finish you see here according to Lamborghini Edinburgh, the dealer that commissioned the build. Even all of the carbon fiber pieces that come standard on the SV were given the 12 coats of paint and countless steps of prep work in between so that they would match up with the rest of the body panels on the car.
The client that requested the car from the Scottish dealer wanted to have an SV that was unlike any other and was obviously willing to pay whatever was necessary to make that happen. No details were given regarding how much the paint job cost, but putting into account the amount of time and work that went into making it what it is today, we have to be talking about a significant amount of money. And that’s on top of the $400,000+ suggested retail price.
There is a silver lining that needs to be put into consideration when talking about the projected price. Because it’s the limited run Superveloce model it’s already going to be a collector’s item. And since it’s not only the very last one to come off the production line, but one that is truly unique in ever sense of the word, therefore it’ll be even rarer and more valuable.