It looks like we have a new hero at Nurburgring Nordschleife - Lamborghini Aventador Super Veloce has joined the exclusive "Sub 7 Minute Supercar Club".
Let me correct myself. There is no "Sub 7 Minute Supercar Club". According to Fastestlaps Nurburgring leaderboard, as of today, there are only 2 distinct vehicles that have gone quicker than 7 minutes, and one of them - the Radical SR8 (and SR8 LM) is not even a proper car.
There was only one car with a roof, doors and a windscreen, that had cracked the 7 minute benchmark before, and that was the Porsche 918 - a member of the new hypercar breed, league above Aventador, Ferrari F12 or any other "ordinary supercar".
This achievement by Lamborghini is a surprise, and not a surprise at the same time. With correct setup and sticky tyres, Aventador SV looks, on paper, like something that could be knocking on the door of sub 7 minute greatness. It has the power and it has the means of putting it to work through the 4 wheels.
The latter can't be said about certain hypercar by McLaren, which failed to post a sub 7 minute time or any time at all. Of course, it gets even worse if we mention the red car from Marinello. But let's not mention it, because this time is's all about yellow, orange and the "Raging Bull" from Bologna.