Lambo isn't ready to give up on the Aventador yet.
[UPDATE] Video added below.
New spy shots lend even more evidence that Lamborghini is busy developing a major facelift for the Aventador. This time we get to check out the coupe lapping the Nürburgring, whereas the previous pics show the Roadster out on the street.
The updated version of the standard Aventador now looks a lot more like the SV. The angular front bumper design adds extra intakes to the front. The refresh also includes additional scoops on the roof. There's a huge overhaul at the back too where the designers install a sharp-edged diffuser and add extra outlets on each side. The new parts make the hypercar look significantly more aggressive, and the components are a great fit for the models' already mean attitude. We don't have photos of the interior yet but expect small tweaks that would match the exterior changes.
While the extra intakes definitely look cool, we expect that they also play a functional role for getting more air to the 6.5-liter V12 engine. The current mill in the standard version of the hypercar produces 691 horsepower (515 kilowatts) and 509 pound-feet (690 Newton-meters). The upgraded version in the SV is good for 740 hp (552 kW), so there’s room to extract a few more ponies out of the regular model. We wouldn't be surprised if Lambo uses some of its Forged Composite carbon fiber for trimming a few pounds off the scales, too.
Lambo revealed the Aventador in 2011, and the model has been a massive success for the company. In March, the supercar maker announced that it already built the 5,000th example. In comparison, the firm needed nine years to build 4,099 units of the Murcielago. This refresh would likely be on the market for at least a couple of years before the Lambo enters retirement, and that gives the business time to deliver even more.