The fastest car in the history of Lamborghini will make its way to Australia.
The Aventador LP750-4 Superveloce — let's just call it the SV — officially claims 2.8 seconds for the 0-100km/h sprint with the promise of a top speed beyond 350km/h.
Neither performance stat is likely to be seriously tested in everyday conditions in Australia but the bottom line of $882,560 definitely will sort the dreamers from the drivers.
Just 600 examples of the limited-edition model will be built, but it's still unclear how many will make their way down under.
Cars for Australia could arrive by December
"Yes, it will come to Australia. The number is not determined, but we are already receiving some inquiries," says Lamborghini Australia manager Eginardo Bertoli at the Aventador SV's preview at the Shanghai motor show, teasing Chinese buyers who are expected to snap them up.
Bertoli says the first cars will be in production within six months and cars for Australia could arrive by December.
The history of the SV models in the Lamborghini line stretches back to the Miura, which was built by Ferruccio Lamborghini — the tractor magnate who built his own cars after falling out with Enzo Ferrari — from 1966 to 1973.
The Miura SV was produced with more power and tweaked bodywork, a pattern repeated with the more recent Diablo and Murcielago.
Aventador SV development has focused on weight reduction and extra power, which means the car tips the scales at 50kg under the regular car and barks with a tweaked 6.5-litre V12 (552kW/690Nm).
[It is] the most exclusive, pure and emotional car in our current model range
Inevitably, carbon-fibre figures in the weight-loss program. Further savings come from deleting the standard satnav and stripping out all sound proofing.
Tech tweaks include sports-tuned magnetic dampers — similar to those used by Holden Special Vehicles — and sharper steering matched to more aggressive settings in the Haldex all-wheel-drive.
Lamborghini boss Stephan Winkelmann describes it as "the most exclusive, pure and emotional car in our current model range".
In Australia, that means buyers will pay a premium of $121,000 on the "regular" Aventador coupe's $761,500 (the Roadster is $795,000).
The Italian company sold 30 cars here in the first quarter of this year, up from a lowly four at the same time in 2014, thanks almost entirely to the arrival of the all-new Huracan.
Priced from $428,000, the Huracan picks up a lot of technology from Audi, which owns Lamborghini.