…”Presenting the most uncompromising open super sports car from Lamborghini. The Aventador J is a force of nature on wheels – supremely powerful and supremely open.”
Power and enormous presence are exemplified with the ultra exclusive Lamborghini Aventador J. Its design is radically open, devoid of a roof structure and windscreen. No air conditioning, and no GPS….Per Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini “The new Lamborghini Aventador J is the most radical open super sports car of Lamborghini’s history. Its name comes from our tradition and combines an unconventional design with technology and innovation. Nowadays we are confronted with several regulations that we face in the spirit of challenge. The Aventador J is proof that, despite the rules, Lamborghini will always make people dream, even in the future,” The Lamborghini Aventador J premiered at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. After the show closed, it will only be viewed by its future owner. This is the only version of the Aventador J.
With future being the operative word, the Lamborghini Aventador J looks as though it drove off the set of a psi-fi movie. Its lithe two-seat physique is accentuated by the rake of the front end for aerodynamic efficiency. The large front carbon-fibre air scoops dominates its styling, from the side view this car resembles a Formula 1 racing car. It is truly a showcase of Lamborghini expertise in carbon-fibre technology.
That beautiful front end is designed to maximize downforce and optimize aerodynamic efficiency by reducing the drag coefficient. Its slippery design is augmented by the hallmark rear haunches typical of “the bull.” The doors open upwards. There is nothing ordinary about this starship. Once again, Lamborghini broke all the rules paving their own way; they don’t use that bull logo for nothing……
The rear of the car is simply composed of three elements – a carbon-fibre diffuser, four huge tailpipes, and the signature “Y” in the taillights. Its rear was also designed for fast heat dissipation enclosed by black metal mesh. The focal point of the 21st Century styling is the large fixed spoiler mounted by two arms. The spoiler is connected to the diffuser by two pillars and is inspired by racing car technology.
The bumpers have a role in the aerodynamic network. Both front and rear bumpers are supplemented with carbon-fibre fins that act as flow deviators. This greatly improves the vehicle’s downforce, which we know holds a vehicle to the ground at high speeds. Lamborghini builds-in the aerodynamics rather than bolts it on, or adds to it, after the fact. This is the norm at Sant’ Agata Bolognese: form and functionality being impetus.
The exterior seamlessly flows into the interior. Its inside-out design is a first for Lamborghini and a first for the automotive industry. A red stripe travels from the front hood, between the wind deflectors, over the dash, down the center console, and up through the seatbacks before leaving the interior streaming out for the engine cover panel. Sweet. The engine cover also brings the inside to the outside. It is not so much as a cover as it is a brace. An “X”-shaped carbon-fibre frame has two large openings exposing the mighty, alloy 6.5 litre V12 engine.
The interior is equally impressive clad with carbon-fibre accents and CarbonSkin, the patent Lamborghini carbon-fiber material that is lighter than cowhide. There is no GPS, no air conditioning, no audio system, as these would interfere with the pleasure of driving this unusual automobile. The windscreen was replaced by two wind deflectors for the driver and passenger. Dramatic styling and going where no automaker has ever gone before is Automobili Lamborghini.
The engineers at Sant’ Agata Bolognese used their genius to create CarbonSkin, a patented Lamborghini carbon-fibre material made of woven carbon-fibre soaked with an epoxy-resin that stabilizes the fibre structure keeping the material soft. It is lighter and more durable than leather. This material clads the entire cockpit.
The red anodized paint was developed specifically for the Aventador J. The black carbon-fibre parts with the intense chrome-red make a startling contrast that doesn’t go unnoticed. The wheels were specifically designed also, for the Aventador J. 20” wheels are fitted to the front and 21” wheels fitted to the rear. The five-spoke aluminum wheels have a central locking feature with an additional carbon fibre insert that functions as a fan for brake ventilation.
The letter “J” defines the technical specification of race cars in various classes, according to the sporting rules of the FIA World Motorsport Organization. It is also rumored to stand for “Jota.” The Aventador J is based on the Aventador LP 700-4, Lamborghini’s new 12 cylinder model. The LP 700-4 debuted in 2011 impressing automotive journalists and customers, all in awe of its technology. The carbon-fibre monocoque, the new 12 cylinder engine delivering 700 hp, superfast ISR transmission, permanent all-wheel drive, and pushrod suspension all are examples of the LP 700-4 technology conceptualized by Lamborghini.
There will only be one Lamborghini Aventador J. No prototypes, nothing for the Lamborghini Museum, just the owner will possess one of the most extreme expressions of Lamborghini. This unique street-legal masterpiece of high technology is from Sant’ Agata Bolognese with love. Styling trends come and go, however, when Lamborghini creates a one-off vehicle such as this, it becomes a piece of automotive history, and the envy of every collector because no one else will ever have another one. In the entire world there is only one Lamborghini Aventador J.
This intrepid automaker has a track record of formidable super sports cars and stunning the automotive arena with highly exclusive works of art. The Aventador J, as with all Lamborghinis, becomes an instant collectible…..just ask the serious collector who is engaged in esoteric pursuits…..for the extremes………………….Happy 50th Anniversary Lamborghini, the world loves you!!!