Unveiled in March at the Geneva Motor show, the LP750-4 Superveloce is the ultimate Lamborghini Aventador in terms of power, performance, exclusivity and price tag. It produces 740bhp, can race from 0-100km/h in 2.8 seconds and onto a theoretical top speed of 217mph. However, there's nothing theoretical about the price -- $370,000 -- before even a glance at the optional extras list and a production run strictly limited to 600 examples, worldwide.

When it was presented to the public, the company described it as the "fastest" and most "sports-focused" production Lamborghini ever and now, if the video Lamborghini has just posted to YouTube is to be believed, those words weren't simply a sales pitch. That's because the car has just completed a lap of the Nürburgring in under 7 minutes -- 6 minutes, 59.73 seconds, to be precise, making it the third fastest production car in history to lap the infamous 12.8-mile (20.6km) circuit.

The Nürburgring, christened the ‘Green Hell' by racing driver Sir Jackie Stewart because of its combination of ferocity and stunning scenery, has in recent years become almost as synonymous with supercars as paddle-shift gear boxes and bold colors. It is now the de facto proving ground for any car that has sporting aspirations and wants to be taken seriously.