ON May 25, a Lamborghini Aventador SVJ — decked in prismatic shards of color, its V12 engine roaring like a hurricane — tore through the legendary Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit in record time. Driver Marco Mapelli finished a lap in just 6:44.97; about three seconds faster than the previous record holder, the Porsche 911 GT2 RS.
In celebration of this supercar milestone, bike maker Cervélo has teamed up with Lamborghini to create a limited-edition version of its high-performance R5 road bike.
Its stiff, lightweight carbon frame is decked out in the same prismatic livery as the record-breaking Aventador SVJ. It comes with a full suite of Italian parts, including Campagnolo's Super Record EPS gruppo, Campagnolo Bora One wheels, Deda Elementi Stem, Vittoria Corsa Pro tires, and a Fizik Aliante saddle.
“The R5, designed to tackle the steepest climbs and descents of the Italian Dolomites, is a kindred spirit to the Aventador SVJ—fast by any measure, but set apart by its handling and poise,” Cervélo said in a statement.
Normally, the R5 will set you back around $9,500, or around P461,200. This limited edition version will cost you almost double that: $18,000, or around P873,860.
Only 63 of these will be produced — an homage to Lamborghini’s founding year of 1963.