2020 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ63 Roadster: the Aventador bids farewell with a 770-HP motor

Folks, this is it. The 2020 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ63 Roadster is the last hurrah. All this madness began in 2011 when Lamborghini introduced the Aventador coupe. It’s the same big, bad, and theatrical Lambo of yore, but it came with a twist: this big new Lambo gained some newfound athleticism.

More importantly, the Aventador is the first Lamborghini that can hug a corner without giving the driver a heart attack. Fast forward to 2016 and we got the 740-horsepower Aventador SV. Not long after, the Aventador SVJ broke the street-legal lap record in the Nurburgring Nordschleife with a time of 6:44.97.

And just when we thought the Aventador S by Skyler Grey is the fanciest Lambo at the recent Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, along came the 2020 Aventador SVJ63 Roadster.

The SVJ63 Roadster is the final model of the Aventador

We find this a bit heartbreaking since the Aventador is – without a hint of doubt – one of the greatest production Lamborghinis ever. In fact, it happens to be one of the best and greatest supercars of the modern era. Even in the face of smaller, lighter, and more focused models like the Huracan EVO and Performante, the Aventador is still the perfect example of what a true Lamborghini is all about.

But there’s no need to get misty-eyed. In fact, Lamborghini says a replacement is in the works, and it might have in excess of 800 horsepower. However, Lamborghini also said the new car might ditch those succulent Lambo doors, which is heretical in our book.

No matter the case, Lambo knows the Aventador is leaving a huge and gaping hole in the supercar community. The incoming model should be more than enough to fill this void.

Lamborghini is only making 63 units of the Aventador SVJ63 Roadster

The funny part is Lamborghini managed to sell all 63 units even before debuting at Pebble Beach. If you’re pining for an Aventador SVJ63 Roadster, you’re too late. All units are sold out, and we didn’t find this surprising at all. Despite the limited production run, the ‘63’ nomenclature doesn’t have anything to do with engine displacement. The SVJ63 is an ode to 1963, the year when Lamborghini was established.

It has a naturally aspirated V12 producing 770-HP

Nothing less than a V12 motor is fitting of a big, bad, and topless Lambo. Fortunately, the new Aventador SVJ63 is fitted with the same naturally aspirated V12 motor in the SV, albeit tuned for more grunt. This means 770-horsepower and 531 pound-feet of torque. But the brilliant part is how the motor achieves peak power and torque, which happens at 8500 and 6750 rpm respectively.

Combined with new intake runners and a lightweight exhaust system, we’re expecting the Aventador SVJ63 to rush from zero to 60 mph in under 2.8-seconds. The engine is bolted to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic with standard AWD. Top speed remains in excess of 217 mph. At that speed and with the roof down, the engine soundtrack is nothing short of glorious.

Ad Personam customization options

The Aventador SVJ63 Roadster you’re seeing here is wearing matte gray paint against black carbon accents with red-orange accents. Of course, the number 63 plastered on the hood and doors is a dead giveaway you’re in a limited-edition Lambo. But with Lamborghini’s Ad Personam customization options, you can choose from eight color combinations exclusive to the SVJ63.

This also includes painted highlights for the slats in the engine cover, rear fenders, side sills, chin spoiler, rear diffuser, and even those SVJ logos on the outer flanks. Want to impress your buddies? The colored seat accents and floor patterns glow under UV light, which is a rare thing for a car to have these days.

We assume the Aventador’s swan song won’t come cheap, although Lamborghini is yet to reveal pricing details for the Aventador SVJ63 Roadster. But it doesn’t need to since, well, all production units are already sold out.

But if you really need to know, we assume the SVJ63 Roadster starts upwards of $545,000. First deliveries are expected to arrive in early 2020.