The SV (Sport Veloce), introduced in 1996, featured a hydraulic system to raise the nose (to increase ground clearance) but lost the electronically switchable suspension. A slightly lower output of 510bhp provided greater acceleration thanks to a lower ratio gearbox. Various small design changes were made, both inside and out.
For a one-make race series the SV-R was born. This featured 540bhp, racing suspension, strengthened chassis, a slight reduction in weight and all the normal competiton accessories (roll-cage, harness, seat and safety equipment).