The fastest official lap recorded at Nürburgring Nordschleife is now held by the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ, which was achieved in just under 6 minutes and 45 seconds (6:44:97). The expert driver who set the new record was Marco Mapelli, and you can watch the actual lap from the Aventador SVJ’s passenger seat in the video below. The previous record was held by the Porsche 911 GT2 RS. If you go and have read on some of the Porsche and Lambo forums, and also browse the comment sections on related YouTube videos (including the one below), you’ll quickly see that there is somewhat of a bad taste in the mouths of some, but not all, Porsche fans with the record being broken.
It’s nothing too serious, just friendly banter really between petrol heads. But its clear that competition between the two sides is alive and well. And that’s a good thing. At the end of the day, regardless of what make of car, records are made to be broken. No doubt there will be a new car coming along shortly, possibly a Porsche or a Ferrari, that will break the new winning time and be the new king of the ring for however long, before eventually being beaten itself.
The Lamborghini Aventador SVJ is an absolute powerhouse of a supercar. The 6.5 Litre V12 engine produces an eye popping 759BHP, and has a 0-60 time of around 2.8 seconds. It’s an all-wheel-drive super car with a top speed of 218 MPH. How much does it cost to buy? It’ll set you back around half a Million Dollars. Convert that into Pounds (GBP), which is around £380,000, and it doesn’t sound like that bad of a deal for such an exciting car. For those who can afford to spend such an amount on a car, it must be tempting. I’ll have to keep daydreaming. That’s the price of two nice houses in my neck of the woods.