You’re forgiven if you prefer to take a short-cut, rather than saying Lamborghini Murcielago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce. That takes longer than the roughly 3.1 seconds this bellowing bull needs to launch from 0-60. Try SV, or SuperVeloce, if you prefer, which means “super fast,” in Italian, and is a direct reference to the brand’s classic SportVeloce.
Whatever you prefer, the emphasis is on lighter weight and added power when compared to the standard-issue Murcielago LMP 640, itself no slouch on the performance front. To develop the SV, which is making its debut at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show, Lamborghini has made extensive use of exotic materials, such as the carbon fiber body panels, and a transparent polycarbonate engine cover, itself set in a carbon fiber frame. Even the navi/multimedia system has been jettisoned, helping the engineers at Sant’Agata slice off a whopping 100 kilograms, or 220 pounds.